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Montevideo, March 24th 2018 - 04:08 UTC

Tag: Commonwealth Day

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 20:44 UTC

    Falkland Islanders mark Commonwealth Day with a range of events

    Mike Betts (second from left) with the other UK Overseas Territory Representatives outside Westminster Abbey yesterday for the Commonwealth Service.

    On six continents around the globe, the currently 53 countries of the Commonwealth marked Commonwealth Day earlier in the week. The day included messages to the Commonwealth from Her Majesty the Queen as well as the UK Prime Minister, both of which have been covered by MercoPress. However, the Falkland Islands also reaffirmed its ties to the Commonwealth over recent days both within the Islands and elsewhere in the world.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 09:11 UTC

    Gibraltar lowers the EU flag and flies the Commonwealth colors

    Gibraltar and UK are leaving the EU in 2019 and Gibraltar's policy has been to expand ”our links with the Commonwealth at the same time.”

    The flag of the European Union at different points in Gibraltar was lowered over the weekend and replaced by the flag of the Commonwealth, marking Commonwealth Day. It has been traditional for the Commonwealth flag to fly on that day over No.6 Convent Place, the seat of Government in Gibraltar.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 07:20 UTC

    Commonwealth has key role to play in the bright future for Britain

    I’m delighted to report that Her Majesty will be opening another Commonwealth summit on April 19 and this time the occasion will be here in London.

    By Boris Johnson - Writing in The Sunday Express, the Foreign Secretary celebrates shared values with Commonwealth members and looks ahead to opportunities at the London Commonwealth Summit in April. Commonwealth Day is a celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations, and is held on the second Monday in March each year.

  • Monday, March 13th 2017 - 08:06 UTC

    Queen's leads Commonwealth Day celebrations with a peace, respect and understanding message

    “By upholding justice and the rule of law, and by striving for societies that are fair and offer opportunities for all, we overcome division and find reconciliation”

    Queen Elizabeth has highlighted respect and understanding between nations as the key to peace in her annual message to the Commonwealth. The Queen's address to 2.4 billion citizens promotes this year's Commonwealth Day theme of “a peace-building Commonwealth”.

  • Monday, March 13th 2017 - 08:00 UTC

    Falklands governor will deliver the Queen's Commonwealth message

    Governor Colin Roberts CVO

    A full program of activities has been planned for this Monday, Commonwealth Day, by the Falkland Islands government. Students and staff from the Falklands Community School will raise the Commonwealth Flag at 08:00, and an hour later the Falklands Junior School together with Defence Force, FIDF, officers will raise the Commonwealth Flag on Victory Green, and the Speaker is to read the Commonwealth Affirmation.

  • Monday, March 13th 2017 - 07:51 UTC

    Young Falkland Islanders celebrate Commonwealth Day with Youth Assembly meeting

     A distinguished witness of the debate will be HMA Anwar Choudhury , British ambassador to Peru.

    Young Falkland Islanders with a taste for politics will be holding this Monday a special meeting of the Commonwealth Day Youth Parliament. The event will take place beginning at 10:00 at the Chamber of Commerce and is open to the public wishing to attend.A distinguished witness of the debate will be HMA Anwar Choudhury, British ambassador to Peru.

  • Wednesday, March 16th 2016 - 07:04 UTC

    Minister Hugo Swire: “The Commonwealth is no relic of the past”

    Hugo Swire with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully

    Minister of State Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP blogs on the importance of the Commonwealth following his visit to New Zealand and Canada.Sometimes the Commonwealth is seen as a relic of the past. I argue passionately that it is nothing of the sort. The test is always the same – would we invent the Commonwealth today? The answer is that we would. It is an important organisation for the present and the future.

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

    Commonwealth Day 2015: Message from The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

    The Queen attends the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey

    One simple lesson from history is that when people come together to talk, to exchange ideas and to develop common goals, wonderful things can happen. So many of the world's greatest technological and industrial achievements have begun as partnerships between families, countries, and even continents. But, as we are often reminded, the opposite can also be true. When common goals fall apart, so does the exchange of ideas. And if people no longer trust or understand each other, the talking will soon stop too.

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 00:14 UTC

    Young Falkland Islanders attend Commonwealth Day events in London

    Kalon Jaffray and Jessica McPhee will be given a tour of the Houses of Parliament, and attend the Commonwealth Day Observance at Westminster Abbey.

    Young Falkland Islands students studying in the United Kingdom, Kalon Jaffray and Jessica McPhee will be attending the Commonwealth Day events in London, which this year emphasize on the youth of the Commonwealth under the title of ”A Young Commonwealth”.

  • Monday, March 10th 2014 - 20:15 UTC

    Commonwealth Day message underlines “team” spirit ahead of Glasgow Games

     The baton relay will be passing through the 70 countries and territories whose teams will gather for the Games in July

    The following is Queen Elizabeth II message on Commonwealth Day, 10 March. - In July this year, the opening of the 20th Commonwealth Games will be marked by the arrival in Glasgow of the baton that started its journey from Buckingham Palace five months ago.

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