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VI mourns Prince Philip’s death with 21-Gun Salute

-period of national morning declared in territory
In a short ceremony this afternoon Saturday, April 10, 2020, the Virgin Islands (VI) has marked the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with a 21 Gun salute staged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Photo: GIS/Facebook
In the VI, the territory will fly flags at half-mast outside of its buildings until after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, details for which will be confirmed in due course according to a statement from the Governor, John J. Rankin CMG. Photo: GIS/Facebook
In the VI, the territory will fly flags at half-mast outside of its buildings until after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, details for which will be confirmed in due course according to a statement from the Governor, John J. Rankin CMG. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Meanwhile, Premier Andrew A. Fahie ahead of the ceremony, extended condolences on behalf of the Government and people of the Virgin Islands to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal family, the people of the United Kingdom and the entire Commonwealth, on the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Photo: VINO/File
Meanwhile, Premier Andrew A. Fahie ahead of the ceremony, extended condolences on behalf of the Government and people of the Virgin Islands to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal family, the people of the United Kingdom and the entire Commonwealth, on the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a short ceremony this afternoon Saturday, April 10, 2020, the Virgin Islands (VI) has marked the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with a 21-Gun salute staged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

The Gun Salute comes following the death of Prince Philip, age 99, on Friday, April 9, 2021, where the VI, UK and other British Overseas Territories (OTs) have embarked on a period of national mourning.

The ceremony staged today at the Queen Elizabeth II Park, was also attended by Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Governor John J. Ranking CMG and other House of Assembly (HoA) Legislators. 

In the VI, the territory will fly flags at half-mast outside of its buildings until after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, details for which will be confirmed in due course according to a statement from the Governor.

Book of Condolences opened from Monday

The Governor’s office also noted that a condolence book will also be opened on Monday at the Old Government House Museum and this will be opened to the public from 11:00 am on Monday until 3:00 pm, and then 10:00 am until 3:00 pm each working day until the day before the funeral.

Meanwhile, Premier Fahie ahead of the ceremony, extended condolences on behalf of the Government and people of the Virgin Islands to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal family, the people of the United Kingdom and the entire Commonwealth, on the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

According to the Premier in a statement released last evening, April 9, 2020, “As a community with deep faith in God, we the people of the Virgin Islands pray for the eternal rest of Prince Philip’s soul, and that the Almighty will comfort his loved ones in this their time of grief.”

28 Responses to “VI mourns Prince Philip’s death with 21-Gun Salute”

  • Fux (10/04/2021, 15:17) Like (21) Dislike (36) Reply
    Princes Philip may he rest in hell
    • Rubber Duck (10/04/2021, 16:02) Like (16) Dislike (13) Reply
      Hmmm, I have not been mourning the passing of a privileged rude old man, and I resent the press and the Royal family assuming that I have been in mourning.
      • Rubber Duck (11/04/2021, 11:03) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
        Pathetic. You can’t think up your own name but still think your opinion counts.
    • Not Called For (10/04/2021, 20:13) Like (17) Dislike (10) Reply
      Very distasteful and not the right place or time for this
    • Prince Phillip (11/04/2021, 12:04) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
      Rest in Peace and may God continue to bless the Queen. Thank you for all you have done throughout the years.
  • rip (10/04/2021, 15:18) Like (31) Dislike (18) Reply
    flying my flags half mast for Bob and Rhodney,they contribute more to the BVI.
  • FIRE (10/04/2021, 15:21) Like (26) Dislike (26) Reply
    These are slave masters who continue what they forefathers have done. Why salute the wicked? They enslaved us,stole from us, raped up and murder us. They have gain great wealth by means of evil. God judg8willbe heavy on them
    • @FIRE (10/04/2021, 18:07) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
      Judge not, lest ye be judged
      • 12 tribes (11/04/2021, 21:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        to @FIRE

        Israelites will be judged and ruled by Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10); the heathen will be judged and ruled by Israelites (1 Corinthians 6:2). I don't think Prince P was an Israelite, do you? Deep down, you know who the true Israelites are.
  • psh (10/04/2021, 15:21) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    No we didnt
  • @ RIP & COMPANY (10/04/2021, 15:45) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply

    PERSONALLY I REALLY DON'T CARE TOO MUCH THIS ( KING /QUEEN OR PRINCE S**T ) BUT THOSE PEOPLE WHO YOU TALKING ABOUT WHAT WAS SO HOLY ABOUT THEM ? AND LOTS OF PEOPLE HERE KNOW WHAT THEY WERE REALLY INTO INTO SO YOU CANARIES CAN CONTINUE TO FOOL YOURSELVES ( THERE IS NO LAW AGAINST ANYONE WHO WANTS TO FOOL THEMSELVES ) YOU HAVE MY BLESSINGS

  • hello (10/04/2021, 16:32) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    the day of his burial will be a public holiday in all of the queen's territory-so you know
  • Lord give me a sign (10/04/2021, 17:13) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    More like V.I mourns DMX, fly high X !

    https://www.dailypostusa.com/news/dmx-received-covid-vaccine-days-before-heart-attack-family-says-no-drugs-exclusive/amp/
  • one eye (10/04/2021, 18:30) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
    We mounding a slave master not a good sign
  • pat (10/04/2021, 19:58) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    I cry for st Vincent and the grenadines
  • Ty (10/04/2021, 20:09) Like (13) Dislike (17) Reply
    May his soul rest in hell for all the wickedness he did to my ancestors.
    • nah man (10/04/2021, 21:57) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      all this wasn't call for
      • Tellityes. (11/04/2021, 10:24) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply

        Yes, it is called for. Say it like it is. The British Monarchy is a piece of ****. Them dutty, raping, thiefing, long-eye British. Buh we mourning for that old du*** ole f**t.

        • Rubber Duck (11/04/2021, 11:05) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
          They are German actually. Philip was Greek. Your stupidity knows few bounds.
  • rip (10/04/2021, 21:11) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    A very nice classy ceremony. Well done.
  • Shaft (10/04/2021, 21:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    IGNORANCE ) IS FREE AND IT LOOKS LIKE ITS THE ONLY THING THAT SOME OF THESE GREEDY PEOPLE HAVE TO SHARE WELL I AINT THAT HUNGRY
  • christian (10/04/2021, 23:25) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    According to the Premier in a statement released last evening, April 9, 2020, “As a community with deep faith in God, we the people of the Virgin Islands pray for the eternal rest of Prince Philip’s soul," HUH? This is not biblical. If Prince Phillip did not accept Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior of his SOUL when he was alive, there's not praying for that now. The opportunity for that is GONE. so stop it pls!

    this part i can understand "...and that the Almighty will comfort his loved ones in this their time of grief.”
  • Ha! (11/04/2021, 01:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    prince phillip issa new pack!
  • gfdfdggfdgfdgfdg (11/04/2021, 04:00) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Didn’t he make many racist comments including ‘slitty eyes’ comment when on an official visit to China?

    And weren’t his sisters married to Nazis??

    Where are our values?? Why are we still being coerced and subjugated?

    Governor’s office is totally out of touch, again imposing out dated practices on us. Hypocrites and autocrats.

  • The Balance (11/04/2021, 05:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I like this move, brave courageous and forward thinking.. once we struck the right balance we will be ok...Time to move forward ...Leave vaccination for employers and employees to figure out...I personally would rather have my employees vaccinated for a safer and more trusted and confident work place, I wont be forcing them, I will continue to encourag them..
  • PHILLIP (11/04/2021, 06:35) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    He once said, “when I die, I want to come back as a deadly virus”. Why are we even lowering a flag for such wicked man!
  • REST IN PEACE (11/04/2021, 23:52) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rest on


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