Chairman of the Dominica Freedom Party, Johnson Boston says the late, Osborne Riviere has made a sterling contribution to nation building and has described the former government minister as a man who was dedicated to the service of his people.

His comments as the body of Mr. Riviere will be laid to rest in Colihaut this afternoon, following an Official Funeral.

The late Osborne Riviere will be laid to rest following an official funeral in Colihaut at two o’clock. He died in Martinique last month at the age of 85.

Government has declared a day of mourning as a mark of respect for the late Osborne Riviere.

Riviere was appointed to serve as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade and marketing from January 18, 2OOO to May 8, 2OO5.

He served in Parliament from August 28 1996 to 2nd January 2OOO, and February 2OOO to may 2OO5.

DBS radio will broadcast the official funeral at 2 o’clock today.