A press release emanating from the Communications Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister (CUOPM) informs that the service in celebration of Sir Clement’s life will be held on Thursday, 7th April, 2011, at the Wesley Methodist Church Seaton Street in Basseterre at 3:00 p.m. The flag-draped casket will lie in state at Government House from 10:A.M. to 2:P.M.
The State Service will be led by Methodist Minister, Rev. Dr. Wycherley Gumbs, who will also read the Gospel and deliver the Sermon.
According to the Order of Service, a tribute will be given by Dr. the Right Excellent Sir Kennedy A. Simmonds, First Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Sir Clement will be eulogised by St. Kitts-born Dr. Joseph S. Archibald, distinguished legal luminary resident in the British Virgin Islands; the Scripture Reading by Deputy Prime Minister Sam Condor and the Epistle by Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas. The Wesley Senior Choir will render an appropriate selection.
Sir Clement will be buried with full military honours with units of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, the St. Kitts and Nevis Coast Guard, the St. Kitts-Nevis Cadet Corps and the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force band participating. The legal fraternity will also be in attendance.
Sir Clement died at the age of 79. A barrister by profession, Sir Clement served as Magistrate in St. Kitts and Nevis and the British Virgin Islands; a Judge of the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court; Governor of the State of St. Kitts and Nevis and Governor General of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
(This article was written with content incorporated from a CUOPM press release)