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VI stages Commemoration Service to mark death of Queen

With Monday, September 19, 2022, declared a special public holiday in the VI for the state funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a special Commemoration Service is currently being held at the Saint George's Episcopal Church. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Opened at 10:00 this morning, September 16, 2022, the event was opened to the public and will be followed on September 18, the one minute of silence at 15:00 in all overseas territories. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Opened at 10:00 this morning, September 16, 2022, the event was opened to the public and will be followed on September 18, the one minute of silence at 15:00 in all overseas territories. Photo: GIS/Facebook
As part of the service, several hymns were performed and in attendance at the service were senior legislators in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly and members of the clergy. Photo: GIS/Facebook
As part of the service, several hymns were performed and in attendance at the service were senior legislators in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly and members of the clergy. Photo: GIS/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With Monday, September 19, 2022, declared a special public holiday in the Virgin Islands (VI) for the state funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a special Commemoration Service was held at the Saint George's Episcopal Church on Main Street, Tortola.

Opened at 10:00 this morning, September 16, 2022, the event was opened to the public and will be followed on September 18, with a one minute of silence at 15:00 in all overseas territories.

Reading a scripture from the Book of Windom, Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr said, “But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them. In the eyes of the foolish, they seem to have died and their departure will start to be a disaster and they are going from us to their destruction but there are at peace,” he added.

The Deputy Governor further added, “though in the sight of others, they were punished, their hope is full of immortality having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good because God tested them and found them worthy of themselves,” he added.

Large tune-out 

As part of the service, several hymns were performed and in attendance at the service were senior legislators in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly and members of the clergy.

Persons present included Acting Premier and Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5), Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), and the Attorney General Hon Dawn J. Smith. 

Other legislators included At Large Representative and Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL); Deputy Speaker Hon Neville A. Smith (AL), and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, and Sports, Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL). 

10 Responses to “VI stages Commemoration Service to mark death of Queen”

  • Silent Majority (16/09/2022, 14:44) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Shame they couldn't hold this on a non-work day so we all could have shown our respects.
  • resident (16/09/2022, 14:45) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    government loves a photo op
  • Citizen (16/09/2022, 15:13) Like (6) Dislike (13) Reply
    I wish the same large turn out would show up for Heroes and Foreparents Day and for HLS. Queen never paid a bill for me.
    • hmmm (16/09/2022, 20:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not even 100 people there. That was no large crowd
    • c (16/09/2022, 20:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Book of Windom ??
      • @c (17/09/2022, 08:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Yes. The Wisdom of Solomon is in the Old Testament Apocrypha, which is accepted scripture in churches that share the Catholic faith but rejected by protestants.
  • asking for a friend (16/09/2022, 16:19) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    When they going do this for Lewis Walters?
  • Reparations pls (16/09/2022, 20:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    None of these kinds of people should be put back into office. Set of house slaves.
  • head (16/09/2022, 21:48) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    " Lizzie is in a Box "
  • josiah'sbay (17/09/2022, 09:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    “But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them". If that "Queen" can go to Heaven, I'll take my chance with Hell.


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