Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Governor celebrates Queen's birthday delivering treats to frontliners

Yesterday was a Public Holiday to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 94th birthday. COVID-19 made it impossible to celebrate with the typical annual parade at Government House.

For only the second time in her long reign, the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony did not take place in London. Instead, a unique ceremony took place at Windsor Castle by the Welsh Guard.

In Grand Cayman, the Governor, Martyn Roper and the Deputy Governor, Franz Manderson delivered Queen’s Birthday treats (vegetable patties, banana cake and mango slice from GH garden) to some of the front-line staff from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the Fire Service and 911.

On the sister islands, Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism Moses Kirkconnell and Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly were able to deliver treats to prison staff and emergency services.

"Our front-line staff have had a challenging and demanding year with the earthquake, a major fire and now COVID," said the governor in a Facebook post.

"The Deputy Governor and I want to take this opportunity to thank all our front-line staff for the outstanding job they do and their tireless service to our community. We appreciate what you do. Thank you."

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