Flags for Jubilee Celebrations
Over the next several weeks the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Committee would like members of the public and private sector to put on a red, white and blue show of pride in the Cayman Islands.
Leading up to and during the long weekend of festivities planned for early June, the Committee is encouraging business-owners and residents to decorate their offices and properties with the Cayman Islands flag and the Union Jack.
Encouraging everyone to fly the national colours, Committee chairperson, Hon. Mary J. Lawrence, MBE, JP, said “We hope this patriotic act will imprint in peoples’ minds that the Cayman Islands is proud of its monarch, and that we are honoured to be a part of this historic occasion.”
As an alternative, the Hon. Speaker notes that the same spaces can be decorated with bunting and streamers in red, white and blue. Interested persons should contact the Cayman Islands National Museum, the Protocol Office, or commercial vendors, for flags and decoration.
The local schedule of Diamond Jubilee events includes a Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) Fundraising Luncheon on Saturday 2 June, as well as an early evening flotilla in Hog Sty Bay, followed by fireworks. On 2 and 3 June celebratory services and lunches will take place at churches throughout these Islands.
On the holiday Monday, 4 June, there will be a ceremonial parade around Heroes Square at 10:00a.m., followed by an international celebration of cultures, including food and music. Cayman Brac’s Monday events will take place at the Agricultural Showgrounds.
Special celebrations will continue through year-end, including a New Year’s Eve ball.
Other events will include the issue of commemorative limited edition coins, stamps and other memorabilia.
The Jubilee commemorates the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II ascending the throne after the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952. Local celebrations will begin with a torch run and an official public launch at Pedro St. James next Saturday (26 May), and will continue through June 5.
“Connecting Cultures” is the theme for the Jubilee festivities throughout the Commonwealth.
For more information, visit: www.Facebook.com/CaymanIslandsProtocol; Twitter.com/CaymanProtocol; call 949-9809, email CINA@gov.ky; or visit the UK’s official website: www.TheDiamondJubilee.org.
For further information contact: Lennon Christian