Cayman set to celebrate Queen’s 90th birthday

| 31/05/2016
Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

(CNS): The Cayman Islands will celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday, 11 June 2016, marked by a parade and awards ceremony. The public is invited to attend the celebration, which will again be held outside the Legislative Assembly building and begin at 9:30am. A parade by the uniformed services will precede the ceremony that will recognise new recipients of Queen’s Honours.

Prominent Cayman Islands’ accountant and civic leader Layman Daniel “Dan” Scott is the sole recipient of the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) award. Scott is the managing partner of accounting firm EY and the first chairman of the Cayman Islands Judicial and Legal Services Commission.

Rudy Myles will be awarded the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour for his decades-long commitment to the arts, his career and the wider community. Over the years, he has sung at governmental and political functions, as well as pageants, international conferences, weddings and funerals.

“If you have never attended one of these ceremonies, let this be your year to come and pay respects to our Queen, but also to celebrate our own – both Mr Scott and Mr Myles are such prominent members of our society and very much deserving of these honours,” said Meloney Syms, head of the Protocol Office.

Guests and the general public should be in place by 9am. In the event of wet weather, the ceremony will be held inside the George Town Town Hall starting at 10am.

Immediately following the celebration, at 10:15am, the annual Governor’s residence garden party will take place on the front lawn of Government House. Highlights of this party include a performance from members of the Cayman Drama Society taken from their production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), which opens 9 June, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

In addition, the Cayman National Youth Choir will perform songs inspired by the works of Shakespeare. As is customary, the garden party is open to the public, with food and drinks served.

Officials note that a dress code of semi-formal daywear (or your Sunday best) is enforced for these celebrations.  Hats are optional.

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