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Cayman celebrates Queen’s birthday

| 20/06/2017 | 0 Comments
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New honourees Parker Tibbetts and Frances McConvey

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday Saturday, 17 June, at Elmslie Memorial United Church. The programme included the traditional parade by the uniformed services, a royal salute and three cheers for the Queen. The celebration was moved from the traditional location outside the Legislative Assembly to the church due to inclement weather.

During the celebration, Governor Helen Kilpatrick recognised past and current recipients of Queen’s Honours.

Best known as the “Father of the Immigration Board” and for his generous contributions to the Cayman Islands community Charles Wesley Watler was the sole recipient of the Member of the Order of the British Empire award.

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Governor Helen Kilpatrick during the Royal Salute

Philip Rankin was honoured with the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour for his services to the financial services industry, and in particular the Board of Cayman Airways.

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, announced the newest individuals to receive the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour.

The recipients are businessman Keith Parker Tibbetts Jr, for services to persons with disabilities, and Frances Mary McConvey, for services to education, the arts, culture and the community.

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