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VI stages Commemoration Service to mark death of Queen

VI stages Commemoration Service to mark death of Queen

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.

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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).

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.

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.

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