Government has announced that the country’s first Prime Minister, the late Patrick Roland John, will be accorded a State Funeral on Wednesday, September 29.
Cabinet has directed that a 3-day period of mourning, beginning on Monday, September 27 to Wednesday, September 29, 2O21, will be observed.
The Dominica flag shall be flown at half- staff on all public buildings in the state on the official days of mourning.
Mr. John served as Dominica’s first Prime Minister from November 3, 1978 to June 21, 1979, after leading the island to political independence from Great Britain.
Prior to Independence, Mr. John served as Premier of Dominica from July 26, 1974 to November 3, 1978.
Further details of the lying in State, funeral and burial will be provided in a subsequent statement.
The Government of Dominica wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the late Patrick Roland John.