Elford Henry to be given official funeral

Elford Henry

The Cabinet of Dominica has taken a decision to give an “official funeral” to former member of the Dominica parliament Elford Henry who died at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) just over a week ago at the age of 79.

Speaking to DBS news, acting Prime Minister Ambrose George who made the official announcement described the late Elford Henry as “a dedicated Dominican who contributed significantly to the development of Dominica in politics and local government.”

“The Cabinet of Dominica took a decision (on July 24, 2012) to award an official funeral to the late Elford Henry who has made a significant contribution to Dominica’s political landscape,” George said.

The acting Prime Minister said the funeral of the late Elford Henry will be held on Saturday August 4, 2012 at Wesley and will involve the usual protocols of an official funeral. Flags on all public buildings will be flown at half staff on that day in respect for the deceased former parliamentarian.

Cabinet members, members of parliament and representatives of the diplomatic community in Dominica are expected to attend the funeral.

Former health minister John Fabien was also given an official funeral when he was laid to rest in Grand Bay a few weeks ago.

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  1. me
    July 25, 2012

    Mr. Henry deserved it so let him get it.

  2. concern
    July 25, 2012

    i no this man and he deserve it and cabinet has nothing to do with that the man serve the states well

    • Justice and Truth
      July 25, 2012

      @ concern

      It has to be approved by the PM. His Cabinet also approved. This is protocol.

  3. steve
    July 25, 2012

    A well deserved honour

  4. evenhanded
    July 25, 2012

    R Elford Henry served Dominica very well. Intelligent, articulate ,honest and hard working he rendered distinguished public service, with knowledge and panache, in local government and community developement.Deepest condolences to his devoted wife and family.

  5. lucia
    July 25, 2012

    dno u all could get a better picture of the man than what is there now….

    • Justice and Truth
      July 25, 2012

      @ lucia

      This is the picture which was given to DNO. This may be the only picture and a recent one which the family had, I suppose. What is your problem?

  6. Bill
    July 25, 2012

    The Late Elford Henry deserves an official funeral. mya he rest in peace

  7. Bishop
    July 25, 2012

    when will we ever learn. Cabinet does not give or award offical funeral to former parliamentarians this is a right not a privelage.

  8. dominican and proud
    July 25, 2012

    what does eddies death have to do with a son of the soil?

  9. Anonymous
    July 25, 2012

    It is a Government Policy that former Parliamentarians be given official funerals. So there is not choice in the matter. Current and Past Prime Ministers get a State Funeral

  10. shatta
    July 25, 2012

    Jus make state funeral left right and center after cum and take poor people money to put in all u pockets to do corruption in office,everyweek two weeks travelling on vacation ,after cum say marijuana is a crime,hypocrites

    • Justice and Truth
      July 25, 2012

      Poor shatta. You are at it again. I had to laugh. :lol: Give them a break!

  11. melody jaycee
    July 25, 2012


  12. no name
    July 25, 2012

    This is well deserved

  13. flower
    July 25, 2012

    Did you hear Eddy Murphy died this morning :-x

    • things happen
      July 25, 2012

      That is incorrect. It is just a hoax – AGAIN!!!

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