The Government of Dominica has decided to afford an official funeral to the late Captain Victor Avondale Joseph Riviere , former Minister for Finance and Consumer Protection , from march 1975- 1979
Riviere was also Parliamentary Representative for the Mahaut Constituency for one term , after winning that seat for the Dominica Labour Party in the march 24, 1975 general elections.
As a consequence the Government has declared a day of mourning as a mark of respect for the late Captain Victor Avondale Joseph Riviere.
In keeping with protocol to mark the period of mourning , all flags in the Commonwealth of Dominica will be flown at half staff on all public buildings today.
Official mourners include the President of Dominica , His Excellency Charles Savarin and Mrs Savarin , Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit , Speaker of the House of Assembly , Alix Boyd Knights , Ministers of Government and Parliamentarians.
The funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Fair Haven Cathedral chapel at three oclock today.
Burial will follow at the Roman Catholic cemetery in Roseau.