Wednesday 12 May 2021
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Locals celebrate the Queen’s life

The British High Commission in Namibia celebrated the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II earlier this week by hosting a full-scale British garden party. The party that was attended by several government officials and members from the corporate world included a Scottish bagpiper, fish ‘n’ chips, Pimms and strawberries and cream. Marking 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, the High Commission also put emphasis on Shakespeare life. Celebrating the legacy of Shakespeare, pupils from St Paul’s College in Windhoek performed a contemporary adaptation of the well-known balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. The UK High Commissioner, Jo Lomas, used the occasion to pledge support to Namibia’s objectives through economic growth. Lomas, who has been in Namibia since September 2015, said: “What has really impressed me about Namibia is the determination from the President down to pull together to address poverty and inequality. Here at the BHC we are determined to support Namibia’s objectives through economic growth. My priority is to find areas where British expertise and investment can do just that.”

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