By MyVueNews Staff-writer
Basseterre, St. Kitts, 23rd January, 2018, (MyVueNews.com) – Prime Minister and Minister of National Security in St. Kitts & Nevis Timothy Harris has confirmed that the late former Commissioner of Police, Robert Jeffers, will be accorded a military burial later this week.
While expressing sympathy and extending best wishes to the surviving family of Jeffers, the prime minister used the opportunity of a parliamentary statement on Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018, to indicate that his Cabinet had taken the decision to ensure that the former top cop is given a full military funeral.
Jeffers, who was originally from Anguilla, but served St. Kitts & Nevis as a police officer for 41 years, died suddenly on 14th January this year, after a brief hospital stay.
Funeral services have been planned for Friday, 26th January, at the Basseterre based Wesley Methodist Church on Seaton Street.
Scores of present and former police and security officers are expected to turn out to pay their final respects, while members of the sporting community, but cricket in particular, are also likely to be in attendance.
John, as he was also known to friends, was the Secretary of the Leeward Island Cricket Association and Assistant Secretary of the St. Kitts Cricket Association, at the time of his death.
Jeffers served as Police Commissioner for almost 10 years.