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Queen’s Birthday celebrations draw turnout

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force taking part in the parade yesterday June 14, 2014. Photo: VINO
Governor William Boyd McCleary receiving the salute during the parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Governor William Boyd McCleary receiving the salute during the parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
Scene from parade on June 14, 2014 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Members of the various disciplined services, schools and youth organisations of the Virgin Islands gave a sterling account of themselves during a parade yesterday June 14, 2014 at the Festival Grounds in celebration of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Well attended by members of the public, officials of public office and members of the House of Assembly, the official celebration of the birthday of Her Majesty also saw a number of awards being handed out for long service and good conduct to Overseas Territories for Police, Fire and Prison services.

Speaking at the event, Governor William Boyd McCleary brought Her Majesty’s reply to the birthday wishes from the Territory. Prior to that, the Governor was received by the Royal Salute and inspected all those on the parade.

“The Queen has asked me to thank you for your birthday greetings. Her Majesty much appreciates your kind words on her birthday and sends her warm good wishes to the Government and people of the Virgin Islands,” said the Governor.

Taking part in the parade were the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, the Virgin Islands Cadets Corps, Firs and Rescue Services, Her Majesty’s Prison, Boys Brigade, Boy Scouts, BVI Girl Guides, HLSCC and ESHS Jazz Ensemble, Agape Total Life Academy, Early Act Club, Ebenezer Thomas Primary School, Enis Dawson Primary School, among many others.

10 Responses to “Queen’s Birthday celebrations draw turnout”

  • just asking.... (15/06/2014, 10:20) Like (7) Dislike (39) Reply
    how much this this thing cost the tax payers
  • mickey (15/06/2014, 12:45) Like (14) Dislike (22) Reply
    As far as I am concerned this is a waste of time.
    • xxxxxxxx (15/06/2014, 14:39) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
      IT CANOT BE BUT WE AFRAID INDEPENDENCE UNDER THE NDP THEY WILL KILL THE COUNTRY
    • Observer (15/06/2014, 18:00) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      You can't have your own cake and eat it!!! It is okay for you to be British when it's convenient for you. Why don't you consider breaking away from the Monarchy and floundering on your own for a little while. Would be interesting to see how long you would stay afloat! If you're warm and cozy in a pile of *&$# keep your mouth shut!!
  • god bless our queen (15/06/2014, 14:54) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Happy birthday, you are an amazing women.
    • @ god bless our queen (15/06/2014, 19:05) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
      for god sake stop
      • Mope (16/06/2014, 09:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        What is amazing about the Queen who inherited wealth on the backs of Africans, whose family amassed wealth from the many appendages she had abroad. Nothig but a bunch of thiefing African kowledge to build up Europe and claiming it as their own. When them behold the King of Kings and see he black. Tell them turn back.
  • T (15/06/2014, 21:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Queen's birthday is April 21. Why is it celebrated in June?
    • @T (17/06/2014, 09:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Although The Queen was born on 21 April, it has long been the tradition to celebrate the Sovereign's birthday publicly on a day in the summer, when good weather is more likely. The Sovereign's birthday is officially celebrated by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour on a Saturday in June. Trooping the Colour is carried out by fully trained and operational troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry) on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, watched by members of the Royal Family, invited guests and members of the public.



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