Dominica begins three days of mourning for the late Patrick Roland John, the country’s first Prime Minister.

Flags will be flown at half-staff on all public buildings in the state from today. 

The lying in state of the late Patrick John will take place on Tuesday, September 28 from 11 am to 2 pm, for specially invited groups and the general public at the forecourt of the Windsor Park stadium. 

Due to COVID 19 protocols, a maximum of ten people will view the body at a time.

The body will also lie in state on Wednesday, September 28 from 9 am to 12 noon at the State House conference center for members of Parliament and Government officials. 

The funeral service will be held at the St Gerald Cathedral chapel in Roseau commencing at 2 PM on Wednesday, followed by burial at the Anglican Church grounds. 

In light of the COVID 19 protocols, attendance will be limited to family members and invitees only. 

The late Patrick John, who led Dominica to political independence on November 3, 1978, died on July 6 2O21, at the age of 84.