George Town is preparing to host the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade on Saturday, 15 June.
Road junctions in downtown George Town were scheduled to be closed from 6am Friday morning for the parade.
The junction of Harbour Drive and Fort Street; Mary Street and Fort Street; and Edward Street and Dr. Roy’s Drive will be closed to traffic.
Events to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday include a colourful public ceremony in front of the Legislative Assembly, which begins at 9am.
Youth associations, the uniformed services, senior public servants and recipients of Queen’s Honours will participate.
Governor Duncan Taylor will inspect a parade consisting of contingents from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the Fire Service, HM Prison Service, the Girls Brigade, the Scouts and Cub Scouts, the Veterans Association and the Cadet Corps.
During the ceremony, previously announced recipients of the Queen’s Honours will receive their awards. Recipients include Martyn Bould, Dr. Sook Lee Yin Eccles, Leonard Ebanks, Henry Muttoo, Cora Grant-James, Zelmalee Ebanks, Harold Banks, Nicole Tyson-Petit and Davis Scott.
After this portion of the ceremony, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson will announce the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honour recipients.
Members of the public are invited to attend the 9am ceremony, but people who have received official invitations should be seated by 8.30am.