In honor of the Queen’s birthday


This official photograph to mark her birthday shows Queen Elizabeth II with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.

The children are: James, Viscount Severn, 8, left, and Lady Louise, 12, second left, the children of the Earl and Countess of Wessex; Mia Tindall, holding the Queen’s handbag, the 2-year-old-daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall; Savannah, 5, third right, and Isla Phillips, 3, right, daughters of the Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn; Prince George, 2, second right, and in the Queen’s arms and in the tradition of Royal portraiture, the youngest great-grandchild, Princess Charlotte, 11 months, children of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. – Photo: © 2016 Annie Leibovitz via AP

Premier send birthday wishes to the Queen

Premier Alden McLaughlin sent wishes for a happy birthday to the queen. He writes, “On behalf of the people of the Cayman Islands I wish Her Majesty The Queen a very happy 90th birthday. May the Lord continue to shine His light upon her and grace her with many more years to come.”

Nominations sought for Queen’s New Year Honours

The public has until May 6 to nominate individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Caymanian society for the Queen’s New Year Honours 2017.

According to a statement from the Governor’s Office, nominations should include a persuasive account of a nominee’s outstanding, innovative or self-sacrificing achievements, as well as a description of what makes that person exceptional.

The “Honours system,” which include, among other awards, OBEs (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) and MBEs (Member of the Order of the British Empire), recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in a variety of fields.

Individuals have been recognized for their contributions to civil and political service, education, health, arts and media, sport, science and technology, business and the economy, and community and voluntary services.

Final recommendations for OBEs and MBEs are considered in the United Kingdom, while recommendations for the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour are considered locally.

Completed nomination forms should be returned, under confidential cover, to the Governor’s Office, at the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue, or by email at [email protected] no later than May 6.

While all recommendations will be acknowledged, the Governor’s Office does not provide details of any actions that it may take on them.

Nomination forms can be found on the U.K. government website. For more information, contact the Governor’s Office at 244-2434.