June 01, 2012
Anguilla will on Monday June 4th, 2012 join with countries around the Commonwealth in the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11.
This year Her Majesty will become the second Monarch in British history to celebrate sixty years on the throne, the previous Monarch to achieve this was Queen Victoria.
A local programme of selections by schools, choirs and cultural groups, speeches and a drill display by the RAPF will take place at the James Ronald Webster Park on the evening of June 4th beginning at 7 o’clock. Welcome Remarks will be delivered by Ms. Veda Harrigan, Education Officer Primary with Special Prayers for Her Majesty by Bishop the Rt. Rev. L. Errol Brooks. The event will be chaired by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Oluwakemi M. Linda Banks; Ms. Lisa Rey of Radio Anguilla and Mr. Colin Johnson a teacher at the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School.
The programme will culiminate in the lighting of the bonfire at 10pm. Those lighting the bonfire will be Centenarian Mr. Charley Gumbs, Businessman Mr. Albert A. R. Lake; Reigning Miss Anguilla Olufunmike Banks-Devonish; Ms. Tiny Tott 2011-2012 Janet Guzman; Sports Woman Ms. Dee-Ann Rogers and CIBC-FirstCaribbean Unsung Hero for Anguilla 2011-2012 Mr. Calvin Vanterpool.
Refreshments will be on sale and musical entertainment will be provided by Anguilla Time.
The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Diamond Jubilee Committee is inviting the general public to come out and witness what promises to be a memorable evening in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen on Monday June 4th, 2012 from 7pm to 12 Midnight on the grounds of the James Ronald Webster Park.
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