Mabel James

The Government of Dominica has decided that Mrs. Mable Moir James will be given an official funeral on Monday, February 1, 2010. The Government of Dominica has declared a day of mourning on Monday as a mark of respect for the late Mrs. Mable Moir James, former Member of the House of Assembly.

The Dominican flag shall be flown at half staff on all public buildings in the State on Monday, February 1st 2010.

Mrs. Mable Moir James won the Western District in the General Elections of 1966, an election the Dominica Labour Party won overwhelmingly, ten(10) seats to one(1).

Mable Moir James created history in 1966 when she became the first female Minister of Government in Dominica. Between 1966-1970, she served as Minister for Communications and Works, Minister for Home Affairs, and for a brief period, Acting Premier and Minister for Finance.

Mrs. James also blazed the trail in the struggle for the rights of women and was a founder of the Women’s Guild.

Official mourners at the official funeral service shall include His Excellency, the President and Mrs. Liverpool, the Prime Minister and other Members of Cabinet, the Honourable Speaker and other members of the House of Assembly, former Presidents and Prime Ministers and other government officials.

Public viewing of the body shall be from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. at the  Bethesda Methodist  Church in Roseau on Monday, February 1st 2010. The Official Funeral Service will commence at 3:30 p.m.

The late Mable Moir James will be buried at the Roseau Public Cemetery.

All official mourners are requested to be in their seats no later than 3:15  p.m. on that day.

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