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Queen’s Birthday

Cayman Islands Celebrates the Queen’s Birthday

• Celebrations in honour of the Queen’s 92nd birthday.
• Ms. Olive Miller received her OBE medal for her commitment to community services.
• Deputy Governor named the newest Queen’s honouree.

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands celebrated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday today (Saturday, 9 June).

Senior government officials gathered with other dignitaries and members of the public to observe the ceremony, held in front of the Legislative Assembly building in George Town.

The programme included the traditional parade by uniformed services, a royal salute, 21 gun-salute and three cheers for the Queen.

His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Anwar Choudhury recognised past and current recipients of Queen’s Honours.

Mrs. Olive Miller was the sole Officer of the British Empire (OBE) recipient. She is recognised for her life long commitment to community services, including founding the Girls Brigade, helping to open the Cayman Islands High School and Pines Retirement Home, developing the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), and serving as government’s first Information Officer.

It was announced that the Deputy Governor Hon. Franz Manderson, will be the newest recipient of the Member of the British Empire (MBE), for his services to the Cayman Islands.

Additionally, three young people were presented with the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award; Kimberly Carlos, Daniel Reid, and Lauren Williams.

Parade contingents included the Royal Cayman Islands Police Band, and detachments from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the Cayman Islands Fire Service, HM Prison Service, the Veterans, Girls Brigade, Scouts and the Cadet Corps.

Captions: (Photos Edlyn Ruiz, GIS)
1. Uniformed Services parade begins the ceremony.
2. The Governor inspects the parade.
3. The parade stands at attention for the 21 gun salute.
4. Mrs. Olive Miller receives her OBE medal.
5. Mrs. Olive Miller wears her new medal.
6. Deputy Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson named the 2018 Queen’s honouree.
7. Ms. Katherine Jackson (second from the left) stands alongside the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award recipients (l-r) Kimberly Carlos, Lauren Williams and Daniel Reid.
8. Mrs. Olive Miller with her family.


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