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Her Majesty's Birthday

The public is invited to join the official birthday celebrations of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday, 13 June, in front of the Legislative Assembly.

The highlight of the ceremony will be presentations by His Excellency Governor Stuart Jack, CVO to recipients of previous honours and awards.

Immediately following, Chief Secretary Designate, the Hon. Donovan Ebanks, MBE, will announce the recipients of Birthday Honours 2009.

Saturday's parade starts at 9am with the first Royal Salute. Persons who have been officially invited to attend this ceremony are reminded that they should be seated by 8:30am.

Parade participants will comprise detachments from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS); the Fire and Prison services; the Girls Brigade; Scouts; Cub Scouts; ex-servicemen (Veterans); and the Cadet Corps.

A prayer for The Queen will be offered by Dr Dave Hazle. The national song Beloved Isle Cayman will be sung by Mr Rico Orrett-Ebanks and Ms Jamesette Anglin, accompanied by the Mass Band made up of members from the RCIPS, John Gray High School, and the Wesleyan Christian Academy bands.

The ceremonials will be followed by a garden reception at Government House (West Bay Road), hosted by the Governor and Mrs Mariko Jack. The public is invited to attend this event which will start at 10:00am, immediately following the awards ceremony and which will continue until noon.

Attendees will be treated to fun-filled and family-oriented entertainment, including a steel pan band, the George Hicks High School Band and drill displays by the Cadet Corps and the Scout Association.

The dress code for the event is smart casual (no swimsuits, shorts or flip-flops).

Residents are further reminded that in observance of Her Majesty's birthday, Monday 15 June, is a public holiday in the Cayman Islands.

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver