Flags to Fly Half-Mast in Honour of Sir Fred

This was revealed by the Communications Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister (CUOPM).

According to the release, “Chief Secretary Mr. Joseph Edmeade said flags on all Government Buildings will be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for the late Queen’s Representative, who died at Hodges Bay home, Antigua on February 21, at the age of 92.”

Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas will deliver a tribute during the Service of Thanksgiving at the Spring Gardens Moravian Church, Antigua. The St. Kitts and Nevis delegation also includes Premier of Nevis, the Joseph Parry, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Delano Bart, and Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Premier, Ms. Angelica Elliott.

Platoons from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force will join their counterparts from Antigua and Barbuda in providing full military honours.

Sir Fred’s body will lie in repose at Government House for public viewing from noon on Friday (4th Mar), before being taken to Spring Gardens on St John’s Street for the 2:00 p.m. Service of Thanksgiving.

Prime Antigua Bishop Kingsley Lewis will present the sermon while the service will be officiated by Reverend Dr. George Mulrain, Connexional President of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas. The lessons will be read by Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Dr. Baldwin Spencer and Archbishop Orland Lindsay.


(Parts of this article were written with content submitted in a CUOPM press release)

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