Victor Riviere in 1975 when he was elected as the representative for the Mahaut Constituency for the Dominica Labour Party. Photo:  Dr. Lennox Honychurch Collection

Victor Riviere in 1975 when he was elected as the representative for the Mahaut Constituency for the Dominica Labour Party. Photo: Dr. Lennox Honychurch Collection

The Government of the Commonwealth 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 to June 1979.

Riviere was also the 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 of the Commonwealth of Dominica will be flown at half-staff on all public buildings on Wednesday, December 07, 2016.

Official Mourners include the President of Dominica His Excellency Charles Savarin, Prime Minister of Dominica Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon. Alix Boyd-Knights and Ministers of Government.

The funeral will be held at Our Lady of Fair Haven Cathedral Chapel on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 from 3:00pm. Viewing of the body will take place from 2:00pm to 2:55pm. Burial will follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Roseau.