Govt. amends COVID -19 regulations for State Funeral for the late Patrick Roland John, former Prime Minister of Dominica

The body of the late former Prime Minister Patrick John lying in state at Windsor Park on 28 Sept 2021

Cabinet has approved an amendment to the Environmental Health Services (COVID-19) Regulations S.R. & O 26 of 2021 to facilitate the State Funeral of the late Mr. Roland Patrick John on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

This amendment will allow for the participation of Family Members, Official Mourners, the
Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force, and the Government Band subject to physical distancing protocols for COVID-19.

The body will lie in state on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the State House Conference Center for Parliamentary and Government Officials.

The Funeral Service will be held at the St. Gerard’s Cathedral Chapel in Roseau commencing at 2:00 p.m., followed by burial at the Anglican Church grounds.

The Funeral Service will be limited to family members and invitees only. The Funeral Service will be streamed live by the Government Information Service, all radio stations, and on other
media platforms.

The Government of Dominica wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the family and friends
of the late, Mr. Patrick Roland John.

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  1. Upset citizen
    September 29, 2021

    Pretty disappointing that an amendment would be made to allow for this funeral.

    Is it really that in our face that political leaders feel they are more important than the citizens that elected them?

    Real shame. If the dreaded covid really isn’t all that dreaded than remove these foolish restrictions.

    Live by the sword die by the sword.

  2. Let's Pretend
    September 29, 2021

    I don’t see why the funeral didn’t take place at the Windsor park, that is an open place that’s well able to seat 10k people s9 with social distancing in mind at least 1500 fans and supporters of PJ could attend. In fact they could even say it’s open to vaccinated people alone. This is the father of our nation and a time when the party he led and served well, is in power. The so called amendments is just more false pretenses and I bet, if it was the funeral of Charles Savarin or Roosevelt Skerrit, we would see it take place at the Windsor so they could boast to the world. As a laborite from birth, I say to Skerrit, Savarin and the so called DLP administration, thanks for their pretense but it didn’t go far enough

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