The Cayman Islands will fly the Commonwealth flag outside the Government Administration Building (GAB) on Monday, 14 March at 10 a.m. as part of worldwide Commonwealth Day celebrations.
To reflect this year’s theme “An Inclusive Commonwealth” over 850 Commonwealth flags will be raised around the world.
The new initiative by the Commonwealth Secretariat in the UK is expected to become an annual event.
As part of the programme that will start at 9.50 a.m., the Honorary Representative of the Royal Commonwealth Society in the Cayman Islands Lemuel Hurlston will read out a message from the outgoing Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma.
This will be followed by a reading of the Commonwealth affirmation by Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin. Immediately afterwards, HE Governor Helen Kilpatrick will raise the Commonwealth flag at 10 a.m.
Also in attendance will be Ministers, Members of the Legislative Assembly, government officials, honourary consuls, Girls Guides and Boy Scouts. Members of the public are invited to come out and witness this initial event, which is organised by the Protocol Office.
To accommodate this event, the Youth Parliament is being put forward by a half-hour to now start at 10.30 a.m.
The flag is to remain flying at GAB for 24 hours and will be illuminated overnight, as per flag flying protocol, before it is taken down the next day.