Committee urges patriotic display

| 18/05/2012

Flags _0077 aa.jpg(CNS): A local committee which is organising this summer’s events to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is asking people to fly the Union Jack as well as the Cayman Islands flag outside homes and business over the next few weeks leading up to the June celebrations. The committee is also encouraging business-owners and residents to decorate their offices and properties. “We hope this patriotic act will imprint in peoples’ minds that the Cayman Islands is proud of its monarch, and that we are honoured to be a part of this historic occasion,” said Mary Lawrence, who is the LA Speaker and chair of the committee.

The local schedule of Diamond Jubilee events includes a Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) Fundraising Luncheon on Saturday 2 June, as well as an early evening flotilla in Hog Sty Bay, followed by fireworks. On 2 and 3 June celebratory services and lunches will take place at churches throughout these Islands.

On the holiday Monday, 4 June, there will be a ceremonial parade around Heroes Square at 10:00a.m., followed by an international celebration of cultures, including food and music. Cayman Brac’s Monday events will take place at the Agricultural Showgrounds.
Special celebrations will continue through year-end, including a New Year’s Eve ball.
Other events will include the issue of commemorative limited edition coins, stamps and other memorabilia.

The Jubilee commemorates the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II ascending the throne after the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952. Local celebrations will begin with a torch run and an official public launch at Pedro St. James next Saturday (26 May), and will continue through June 5.

“Connecting Cultures” is the theme for the Jubilee festivities throughout the Commonwealth.

For more information, visit:;; call 949-9809, email; or visit the UK’s official website:

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