Crown Colony

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a British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor

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The five-story, 70 percent leased property, on six acres within the Crown Colony office park and near the Quincy Adams Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) station, is nearly 11 miles south of Boston.
The year 2008 also marked the 150th anniversary of the province of British Columbia becoming a Crown Colony.
The conference, which will mark the bicentenary of the establishment of Sierra Leone as a British Crown colony in 1808, will be held at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull, Hull, U.
In 1624, when the company lost its charter and Virginia became a crown colony, failure, not a glorious beginning, seemed a more appropriate description.
But the extraordinary development of the sport in what was once the Crown Colony and is now, since 1997, the Special Administrative Region of China, is also a great tribute to the foresight of those who've controlled its administration over the years.
By 1624, fed up with mismanagement and infighting that produced bankruptcy for the Virginia Company rather than a profitable economic enterprise, King James I revoked the charter he had granted the company and declared Virginia a crown colony answerable to him.
How could this happen in a province that was converted from Hudson's Bay Company land into a Crown Colony because of the Cariboo Gold Rush, and which has such an impressive legacy of geological research and mineral development?
In which former Crown Colony will the Queen enjoy a day at the races?
THE Queen was today officially welcomed to Singapore, the wealthy city-state and former Crown Colony in south-east Asia.
The islands remained a British Crown Colony when Jamaica voted for independence in 1962.
As one of the most Westernized cities of Asia, which stems from British influence during the time that Hong Kong was a Crown Colony, fries are hardly new to the local population.
Back in the mid-1700s, when Tobago was a British Crown Colony, legislators waged a decade-long battle to create a fourteen-thousand-acre preserve along the Main Ridge, a ruggedly mountainous spine that reaches heights of nearly nineteen-hundred feet and extends across the eastern two-thirds of this twenty-six-mile-long landfall.
Surveyor Lawrence Harvey, 30,of Burwell, near Cambridge, qualifies for the Turks & Caicos Islands, which has a population of 25,000,because he worked in the British Crown Colony for two years.
Gibraltar became an official British crown colony in 1830, and the issue of its status was not broached again until 1963 at a meeting of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization.
Kenya, during the glory days of Britain's Crown colony, was the setting for Ricciardi's improbable childhood, the contradictions of which are best summarized by an innocent childhood picture showing the author and her sister playing dress up in billowy, oversized white silk gowns and painted lips against the backdrop of an encroaching dark forest and mountain skyline.