Turks and Caicos, March 13, 2017 – Providenciales – Today is a public holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands; among the nations which actually take the day off to commemorate Commonwealth Day. In the Turks and Caicos, the Speaker of the House of Assembly – Hon Dwayne Taylor – will deliver the Queen’s Commonwealth Day message over national radio, which in large part speaks of a baton containing a message of peace, understanding and respect for one another.
The baton which begins a ‘long and extraordinary’ journey from Buckingham Palace today, throughout the nations over the next 12-months makes it final stop in Australia, which is the site of the next Commonwealth Games.
Today is also day two of the National Inter High School track and field competition at the National Stadium. The Parade of Nations which was scheduled for later today in Grand Turk has been postponed to April. There are 52 commonwealth nations, over 2.5 billion people.
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