EDITOR’S NOTE: The Dominica government on Friday issued a statement on the Official funeral for the late Charles Maynard, former member of the House of Assembly and Dominica’s Ambassador to CARICOM and the OECS.
Here is the press release in full:
The Government of Dominica has afforded the late Ambassador Charles Alexander Maynard an Official Funeral on Tuesday 22nd May, 2012.
The Government has declared a day of mourning next Tuesday as a mark of respect for the late Ambassador Charles Maynard, former Member of the House of Assembly and Dominica’s Ambassador to CARICOM and the OECS.
The Dominican Flag shall be flown at half staff on all public buildings in the State on the day of the funeral – Tuesday 22nd May, 2012.
Ambassador Maynard will be remembered for his significant contribution to Dominica’s political, economic and social development for the greater part of his life.
Ambassador Maynard won the Soufriere constituency on the Dominica Freedom Party ticket in 1985 under the leadership of the late Prime Minister, Dame Mary Eugenia Charles.
He was appointed Minister for Agriculture, Tourism, Trade and Industry.
In 1990, he again contested and won the Soufriere Constituency and was re-appointed in the same portfolio until 1995.
For his services to the state, Ambassador Charles Maynard was awarded the Meritorious Service Award in November 1975 by the Government of Dominica.
He was an outstanding patriot who will be remembered for his assiduous dedication and service to Dominica and the Caribbean.