The Queen’s Birthday celebration, postponed from last weekend due to inclement weather, went off without a hitch on Saturday morning.
Under sunny skies, the day’s events began with a parade through George Town featuring an RCIPS detachment, Fire Services, Prison Services, Girls’ Brigade, Sea Scouts, Cub Scouts, Veterans and the Cadet Corps, which wound up in front of the Legislature.
After the Royal Salute, Governor Stuart Jack bestowed honours on the recipients of the 2005 Queen’s Birthday Honours and 2006 New Year’s Honours.
The 2006 Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients were also announced. Heather Bodden was recognised for services to the community; Carmen Conolly was recognised for services to the community; Bernice Hawkins was recognised for services to the nursing profession; and Dr. Sook Yin was recognised for services to the medical profession and charitable organisations.
The day concluded with a public garden reception at Government House where guests were treated to an extensive buffet of fine local fare, musical entertainment and drill demonstrations by the Cadet Corps and the Scouts Association.
(See pages 6-7 for more on the 2006 Queen’s Birthday Honours).