Government has announced that First Chief Minister, Franklyn Baron, will be afforded a state funeral on Saturday April 23, 2016.
Baron, 93, who made a major contribution to Dominica’s political and economic landscape, died on Saturday 9 April 2016.
From today April 21to 23, has also been declared a period of mourning by government and in keeping with protocol, the Dominica flag will be flown at half-staff on all public buildings in the State during that time.
The body of the late Franklyn Baron will lie in State at the State House Conference Centre on Friday April 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Viewing will take place at the St. Gerard’s Hall Chapel on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. and the State Funeral will commence from 2:00pm at the St. Gerard’s Hall Chapel. Baron will be laid to rest at the Roseau Catholic Cemetery.
President Charles Savarin and First Lady Clara Savarin, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Mrs. Skerrit and other members of Cabinet, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Alix Boyd-Knights and other members of Parliament, members of the Diplomatic Corps and other Government Officials are expected to attend the State Funeral for Mr. Franklyn A.M. Baron.
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