Monday 25 June, 2018

Cayman celebrates the Queen’s birthday

The Cayman Islands celebrated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday on Saturday.

Senior government officials gathered with other dignitaries and members of the public to observe the ceremony, held in front of the Legislative Assembly building in George Town.

The programme included the traditional parade by uniformed services, a royal salute, 21 gun-salute and three cheers for the Queen.

Governor, Anwar Choudhury recognised past and current recipients of Queen’s Honours.

 Olive Miller was the sole Officer of the British Empire (OBE) recipient.

She was recognised for her life long commitment to community services, including founding the Girls Brigade, helping to open the Cayman Islands High School and Pines Retirement Home, developing the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), and serving as government’s first Information Officer.

It was also announced that the Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, would be the newest recipient of the Member of the British Empire (MBE), for his services to the Cayman Islands.

Additionally, three young people were presented with the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award; Kimberly Carlos, Daniel Reid, and Lauren Williams.