The development of Caye Caulker is the story of the interrelationship between the individual, the wider network of kin to which the individual is connected, and an economic system that promotes individual entrepreneurs. Caye Caulker functions not as a community, but as a collection of individuals with links to a number of groups that range from the local household to international business. Although the focus of this book is on these interrelationships, the individual is the primary unit on Caye Caulker making direct links with all other units.