Cayman marks Queen’s 90th birthday

| 14/06/2016
CNS Local Life

Governor Helen Kilpatrick inspects the veterans

(CNS): The Cayman Islands celebrated the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday, 11 June, with the traditional parade and ceremony. Senior government officials gathered with other dignitaries and members of the public to mark the event, held in front of the Legislative Assembly building in George Town. The programme included a parade by uniformed services, a royal salute, 21-gun salute and three cheers for the Queen.

At the ceremony, prominent accountant and civic leader Layman Daniel “Dan” Scott received the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal.

Members of the public who attended the ceremony were presented with a 90th birthday commemorative button, designed by Kara Coe of the Government Information Services.

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson announced the new queen’s birthday honours recipients: Charles Wesley Watler, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to the Cayman community; and Philip Agustus Rankin, the Certificate and Badge of Honour for services to the financial services industry and to the board of Cayman Airways.

Among those organisations taking part in the parade were the Royal Cayman Islands Police Band, and detachments from Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the Cayman Islands Fire Service, HM Prison Service, the Veterans, Girls Brigade, Scouts and the Cadet Corps.

The traditional garden party on the grounds of Government House followed the ceremony. Highlights of that event included performances by members of the Cayman Drama Society of their upcoming production, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and by the Cayman National Youth Choir.

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