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September 9, 2022
SVG observing 10 days of mourning on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

St Vincent and the Grenadines is now into day two of 10 days of mourning as a mark of respect on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, this country’s head of state.

The British monarch died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland aged 96, after serving for 70 years.

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves

During the 10 days of mourning, flags will be flown at half-mast, Commissioner of Police Colin John told SEARCHLIGHT late on Thursday.

And at the Opening Ceremony for the newly completed Long Line Road in North Leeward, prime minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves asked those present to stand to observe one minute of silence.

“As a mark of respect and on the first public occasion that we are participating in, I would request if you stand for a minute’s silence in respect of the passing of Her Majesty,” Gonsalves said when he rose to give the feature address.

Describing Queen Elizabeth II as a “woman of dignity”, he said she had had a long reign and was a “Head of State who kept stability for the British in the United Kingdom and who, as head of the Commonwealth, titularly, made important contributions to the advancement of democracy, decolonization of former British colonies”.

King Charles III

He said upon being informed of Her Majesty’s death, he contacted Scott Furssedonn-Wood, the British High Commissioner to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Steve Moore; the Resident British Commissioner in SVG; and Cenio Lewis, the High Commissioner for SVG in St Vincent and the Grenadines is now into day two of 10 days of mourning as a mark of respect on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, this country’s head of state.

The British monarch died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland aged 96, after serving for 70 years.

During the 10 days of mourning, flags will be flown at half-mast, Commissioner of Police Colin John told SEARCHLIGHT late on Thursday.

And at the Opening Ceremony for the newly completed Long Line Road in North Leeward, prime minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves asked those present to stand to observe one minute of silence.

“As a mark of respect and on the first public occasion that we are participating in, I would request if you stand for a minute’s silence in respect of the passing of Her Majesty,” Gonsalves said when he rose to give the feature address.

Describing Queen Elizabeth II as a “woman of dignity”, he said she had had a long reign and was a “Head of State who kept stability for the British in the United Kingdom and who, as head of the Commonwealth, titularly, made important contributions to the advancement of democracy, decolonization of former British colonies”.

He said upon being informed of Her Majesty’s death, he contacted Scott Furssedonn-Wood, the British High Commissioner to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Steve Moore; the Resident British Commissioner in SVG; and Cenio Lewis, the High Commissioner for SVG in