The Cabinet of the Cayman Islands has taken the decision to fly both the Union and Cayman Islands national flags at half-mast to honour Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa. This commences for the remainder of today (Friday) 6 December and on the day of his funeral (date to be published). Note: The flag is half-masted by first raising it to the top of the mast and then immediately lowering it slowly to the half-mast position. The half-mast position will depend on the size of the flag and the length of the flagpole. The flag must be lowered to a position recognisably "half-mast" to avoid the appearance of a flag which has accidentally fallen away from the top of the flagpole. As a guide, the flag should be more than its own depth from the top of the flagpole. At the end of the day, the flag should be raised again to the top of the flagpole before being fully lowered.
Cayman athletes at London Olympics
Friday, 27 July 2012 8:51 pm
For our video shot of the day on 27 Tonight, we take a look at our Caymanian athletes during the opening ceremony at the London Olympics.