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Queen's Birthday Celebrations

Parade of uniform services

The Cayman Islands will celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday on Saturday, 11 June 2016. The public is invited to attend celebrations, which will mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

A parade by the uniformed services will precede the awards ceremony, just outside the Legislative Assembly building, recognising new recipients of Queen's Honours.

Prominent Cayman Islands' accountant and civic leader Mr. Layman Daniel "Dan" Scott is the sole recipient of the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) award. Mr. Scott is the Managing Partner of accounting firm EY and the first chairman of the Cayman Islands Judicial and Legal Services Commission.

Mr. Rudy Myles will also be honoured with the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour for his decades-long commitment to the arts, his career and the wider community. He has over the years sung at governmental and political functions, as well as pageants, international conferences, weddings and funerals.

“If you have never attended one of these Ceremonies, let this be your year to come and pay respects to our Queen, but also to celebrate our own – both Mr. Scott and Mr. Myles are such prominent members of our society and very much deserving of these honours,” says Meloney Syms, head of the Protocol Office.

The Parade and Ceremony start at 9.30 a.m., but guests and the general public should be in place by 9.00 a.m. In the event of wet weather the ceremony will take place inside the George Town Town Hall starting at 10.00 a.m.

Immediately following at 10:15 am, will be the annual Governor’s residence garden party on the front lawn of Government House. Highlights of the garden party include a performance from members of the Cayman Drama Society taken from their new comedy production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)”. This will be in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. There will also be songs inspired by the works of Shakespeare performed by the Cayman National Youth Choir. As is customary, the Garden Party is open to the public, and there will be food and drinks.

Officials note that a dress code of semi-formal daywear (or your Sunday best) is enforced for these celebrations. Hats are optional.

The Queen’s Birthday Celebrations is organised annually by the Protocol Office. For general event queries, please contact them at 244-3612 or nationalevents@gov.ky.

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Queen’s Birthday Protocol

The Queen’s Birthday Celebrations will be held just outside the Legislative Assembly in George Town starting at 9.30 am and everyone is asked to be seated or in place by 9.00 am. A semi-formal daywear dress code is enforced. Once the Parade contingents are formed up and standing in place, attendees are reminded that they must not cross in front of the Parade contingents. Attendees are advised not to climb onto any official monument or statue to take photos, and are asked to stand at attention during the national anthem and national song, as a mark of respect.

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For further information contact: Edlyn Ruiz