Queen’s birthday celebrations slated for Saturday

The Cayman Islands will celebrate the birth of Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday outside the Legislative Assembly building.

The parade will begin at 9am with the first Royal Salute. Those who have been invited are reminded to be seated by 8.30am

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

During the ceremony Governor Stuart Jack will make presentations to recipients of previous honours and awards.

Chief Secretary Designate Donovan Ebanks will also announce the recipients of Birthday Honours 2009.

A prayer for The Queen will be offered by Mr. 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 on West Bay Road, hosted by the Governor and Mrs Mariko Jack. The public is invited to attend this event which will start at 10am.

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).

In observance of Her Majesty’s birthday, Monday 15 June, is a public holiday in the Cayman Islands.