Dominica to Observe Two Days of National Mourning As a Mark of Respect for Late Patrick Manning
Roseau, Dominica (Tuesday July 06, 2016) — The Government of Dominica has afforded two days of national mourning to the late Patrick Manning, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
The two days of national mourning are meant to show respect, admiration and to celebrate the life of the former Prime Minister and regional leader.
In keeping with protocol to mark the period of mourning, the flag of the Commonwealth of Dominica will be flown at half-staff on all public buildings in the State on Friday July 08, and Saturday July 09, 2016.
Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning was Leader of the People’s National Movement and became Prime Minster of the twin island nation from December 1991 to November 1995 and again from December 2001 to May 2010. Mr. Manning died of acute myeloid leukemia on Saturday July 02, 2016 in San Fernando, where he was born. He was 69.
In remembering his former colleague Prime Minister, Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit called Manning “a sincere advocate for regional integration,” and told Heads of Government at the 37th Regular Meeting of CARICOM being held in Guyana this week that he would rely on Manning’s wisdom for important regional matters.
According to information from the Office of the Prime Minister in Trinidad and Tobago, the funeral service for Mr. Manning will be held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port of Spain from 10:00am on Saturday July 09, 2016 following which his family will hold a private burial.