Queen’s Birthday To Be Celebrated With Grand Parade

GIS | 1 Comment
May 14, 2018 5:31 pm AST
2017 Queen Birthday Celebration
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The official birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrated in the Territory with a grand parade on Saturday, June 9.

The parade begins at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park and concludes on the vacant lot behind the Central Administration Complex on Wickham’s Cay II. Participants will include uniformed bodies, youth organisations, schools and service clubs.

His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Augustus J. U. Jaspert will inspect all units of the parade, following which there will be a march-past, the hoisting of the Governor’s Standard and the Royal Salute given in honour of Her Majesty.

Twenty-two officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force will receive medals in honour of their years of service. Six officers will receive the Overseas Territories Police Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct for 18 years of service. Twelve officers will receive the First Clasp to the Overseas Territories Police Long Service Medal for 25 years of service and four officers will receive the Second Clasp to the Overseas Territories Police Long Service Medal for 30 years of service.

One officer from Her Majesty’s Prison will receive the First Clasp to the Overseas Territories Prison Service Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct for 25 years of service.

The public is invited to attend the celebration, which begins with the parade of paramilitary organisations from the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park at 4:00 p.m. The Government of the Virgin Islands is also inviting all those who have been honoured with medals to wear their decorations.

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Based on recent developments by the UK to implement public registers on OTs only via imperial law, I believe that a part of our demonstration against the UK colonial actions should be the boycot of this event by the general public across all OTs. Until they recongnize our right to legislate our own affair as set out in our constitution (2007) then we should not recognize their egotistical spectical celebrating a head of state that does not have our best interest at heart. Let the governor stand their alone, no man, woman, child or government legislator in attendance
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