To prepare for this royal visit, the government has established a special organizing committee, to plan and manage the associated program of events.
Committee Spokesperson, Mr. Raphael Archibald revealed that the Royal Visit is one of the local highlights of the commemoration of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. Plans also feature several other activities including the renaming of the Basseterre Valley Aquifer area.
A representative for the Organizing Committee said they are pleased with the progress being made, in preparation for the arrival of their Royal Highnesses.
Spokesperson, Mr. Raphael Archibald said the Committee which met on Wednesday February 8, under the chairmanship of Governor General Sir Cuthbert Sebastian reviewed the Beating of the Retreat Ceremony, on Monday February 6th, to mark the actual 60th Anniversary date.
Remarking on the well supported event, Mr. Archibald said members were looking for “more of the same” with a few minor adjustments to ensure the flawless execution of the activities to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He added that the attendance and show of appreciation from the audience revealed certain nostalgia for military showmanship and parades, reminiscent of Her Majesty’s Birthday celebrations and military exhibitions of the past.”
Deputy Police Commissioner, Stafford Liburd speaking on behalf of the law enforcement agencies which participated in the Beating of the Retreat military exhibition, affirmed that the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the St Kitts Nevis Defense Force were pleased to display the “infrequently seen” side of law enforcement. He added that while skill training and smartness in attire are key components of military training, they are seldom displayed in the day-to-day experience of law-enforcement.
Also on the agenda are a ceremony and luncheon at the Brimston