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Queens Baton Relay comes to Cayman!

This world location news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Queens Baton Relay arrived in Cayman on Friday 11 April for a four day tour of our three islands

The Cayman Islands was the 55th country and territory to be visited by the Queens Baton Relay Team, which will cover 70 nations in 288 days on its way to Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Cayman leg of the relay started at the Governor’s residence on Saturday morning, with the Governor striding down the beach to pass the baton to the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee President Donald McLean. The baton then did a tour of Grand Cayman, following with a tour of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac on Monday, before ending with a glorious reception at the Governor’s Residence on Monday evening. The reception was attended by the Cayman Islands Commonwealth Team including seventeen year old Andrew Schirn, who will represent Cayman at the Games. Andrew was also nominated to pen an inspiring message in a book which will accompany the baton around the world which includes messages from other young athletes from the Commonwealth.