May 10, 2021

Cayman Islands preparing to celebrate Commonwealth Day

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Inclusiv Commonwealth620GEORGE TOWN (March 2016) – Commonwealth Day will be observed and celebrated in the Commonwealth of Nations on Monday, 14 March 2016, under the theme “An Inclusive Commonwealth”.

In the Cayman Islands, commemorative activities begin with the annual Church Service in observance of Commonwealth Day at the Saint George’s Anglican Church on Sunday, 13 March 2016, commencing at 4:00 p.m. The sermon will be preached by Rev. Stanwyck D. Myles, Pastor of the West Bay Church of God.

There will be a Garden Reception immediately after the service. The church service is open to the public, and nationals of Commonwealth member countries who are resident in or visiting the Cayman Islands especially encouraged to attend.

On Commonwealth Day, schools will share in morning assemblies, view schools exhibitions, or participate in flag parades or storytelling, with students dressing up as their counterparts from other countries of the Commonwealth.

The annual meeting of the Cayman Islands Youth Parliament, organized by the Cayman Islands branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, will also be held in the Legislative Assembly on Commonwealth Day. High school students will have the opportunity to act as members of the Legislative Assembly for a day, debating a motion dealing with the establishment of a master public transportation system.

The 2016 Essay Competition has been launched based on the same theme of “An Inclusive Commonwealth”. Last year, for the very first time, the Cayman Islands enjoyed a place at the top of this global competition, when Martina Watler, a student at St. Ignatius School, was named as the Junior Runner-up.

About the Royal Commonwealth Society:

The RCS is the oldest and largest civil society organisation devoted to the Commonwealth. Founded in 1868, it conducts a range of events and activities aimed at promoting international understanding. Its educational, youth and cultural programmes include one of the world’s oldest and largest schools essay competitions, and an innovative international youth leadership programme.
Headquartered in London, the RCS has some 4,000 members in the UK, and a presence in over 40 Commonwealth countries through a network of branches and Commonwealth societies.

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