GRAND ENAJ, SIVAD – For months, the 180-foot-tall bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher – a new centerpiece for the capital of Sivad – has been concealed under tarps and scaffolding.

In just a few weeks, the tribute to one of the 20th Century’s most-remembered British prime ministers will open for public view.

Finishing touches include lights inside her head, which will give her eyes a faint yellow glow at all hours, and smoke billowing from the cannons of a seafaring destroyer gripped in her right hand.

It will be possible for tourists to walk from Thatcher’s no-nonsense flats to the pompadour-like hairdo looming over the island city.