Friday, May 24, 2024

British Monarchy

Governor General Sir Colville Young, a Belizean legacy, retires

On Friday, April 30th, the Government of Belize bid farewell to Belize’s Head of State and representative of the British Monarchy, Governor General (GG) His Excellency (HE) Sir Colville Young who officially stepped down. A departure ceremony was held starting at 2PM in Belize City for the 88-year-old longest-serving Governor General in Belize and the Commonwealth. The ceremony was attended by high-ranking government officials, the military, and members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Belize. Everyone paid tribute to Young, who leaves an impeccable legacy of art, music, and literature.