(CMR) The Cayman Islands observed Commonwealth Day, Monday, 14 March 2022, by raising the Commonwealth flag outside the Government Administration Building during a brief ceremony at 9:45 a.m.
The event was part of the international ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ initiative. This year’s special theme for Commonwealth Day was ‘Delivering a Common Future.’ His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper OBE, the Premier, Hon. Wayne Panton, Hon. Speaker McKeeva Bush OBE, JP, Cabinet Ministers, MPs, uniformed services representatives, and other government officials attended the ceremony.
President of the Royal Commonwealth Society (Cayman Islands Branch), Mr. Lemuel Hurlston, gave the opening remarks and delivered a message from the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC. Born in Dominica, she is the second Secretary-General from the Caribbean and the first woman to hold the post.
A representative from Girlguiding Cayman Islands, young Imogen Howe, read the Commonwealth Affirmation. His Excellency the Governor and The Hon. Premier hoisted the Cayman Commonwealth flag promptly at 10: 00 a.m.
Commonwealth flags were also raised throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories, and Commonwealth countries at 10:00 a.m. to mark Commonwealth Day.