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Flags Lowered for Brussels

Premier Alden McLaughlin oversaw the lowering of the flags.

Flags at the Government Administration Building in Elgin Avenue were lowered to half-mast today (Tuesday, 22 March 2016) as a mark of respect for the victims of terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium earlier in the day.

More than 30 people are believed to have been killed and at least 230 more injured in blasts at the Brussels international airport and a city metro station.

Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin oversaw the lowering of the flags around 1 p.m. which will remain in that position until 8 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday).

Flags should be flown at half-mast on all government and public buildings throughout the Cayman Islands during this period.

The correct procedure for half-masting a flag is to raise the flag to the normal flying position and then to lower to one-third below that. If more than one flag is flown, any others should also preferably be half-masted.

For further information contact: Suzette Ebanks