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Posted: Tuesday 15 May, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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Press Release (BVI)

    ROADTOWN Tortola BVI,  May 14th, 2012  – His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Boyd McCleary, CMG, CVO will be hosting an Open Day on Friday, May 25 at Governor’s Office as part of activities to observe Public Service Week 2012.

    The Open Day, which will be held  from 11:00am to 3:00pm, is open to the general public, Government officers, schools and members of the private sector. Visitors to the Open Day will have the chance to talk to the Governor and his staff about the work they do and take a tour of the office. There will also be demonstrations and exhibits from some of the organisations that the Governor’s Office works with including the Royal Virgin Islands Police


    Force, Green VI and the BVI Olympics Committee.


    Additionally, there will be a quiz for students, with the lucky winner being invited to join a group of four young people in the Territory to light the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacon at the Queen Elizabeth II Park on Monday, June 4 as part of activities to observe the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 60 years of the Queen’s reign.


    Students will be tested on not only their knowledge of what the Governor does, but also their powers of investigation. The answers to all the questions will be available on information boards around the office or by asking the right member of staff. All correct entries will be entered into a drawing for the opportunity to join the Beacon lighting team.


    The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacon will be lit at 9:00pm on Monday, June 4 at the Queen Elizabeth II Park on Waterfront Drive. The winner of the quiz will join three young members of the community – a Girl Guide, a Scout and a member of the Boys’ Brigade in lighting the Beacon to celebrate sixty years of the Queen’s reign.


    The British Monarchy has an established tradition of lighting Beacons to celebrate special occasions. In 1897, Beacons were lit to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee (the only other British monarch to celebrate 60 years on the throne) and in 1977 and 2002, they were lit to celebrate the Queen’s Silver and Golden Jubilees. In 2012, 2,012 Beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the Overseas Territories, which means that the winner of the Governor’s Office Open Day quiz will have a chance to take part in this historic occasion.


    For additional information on the Governor’s Office Open Day, please telephone the office at 468-3507.










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