UPDATE: Jeff Joseph to be laid to rest on Saturday

Jeff Joseph will be laid to rest in his home community of St. Joseph this Saturday, government has revealed.

The funeral service will begin at 2: 30 p.m. following viewing of Joseph’s body at 2 p.m., Cabinet Secretary Felix Gregoire said.

Government has declared a National Day of Mourning for the cadence legend on Saturday and ordered that flags be flown at half-mast on all public buildings.

Joseph has been described as a Goodwill Ambassador for Dominica and government has called on fans overseas to join Dominica in observing the National Day of Mourning in his honour.

Some fans of Joseph had been asking for his funeral service to be held at Windsor Park Stadium.

Public viewing of the body shall be from 12:00 noon to 2:15 p.m at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.

The late Jeff Jo will be buried at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery.

All official mourners are requested to be in their seats no later than 2:15 pm.

Jeff Jo died at the La Manard Hospital in Martinique last week Wednesday after two major surgeries.

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39 Comments

  1. Francis Chicago
    December 1, 2011

    STATE FUNERAL TWENTY ONE GUN SALUTE YOU BEEN A INSPIRATION TO ALL AFRICAN. THE LAST ENTERTAINER I REMEMBER GET A STATE FUNERAL WAS DENNIS BROWN.THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST CAN REST ASSURED THAT THEIR RESERVATION FOR HEAVEN HAS BEEN MADE.AND WHEN IT COMES TO ACCOMMODATIONS WE NEED NOT WORRY, FOR JESUS HIMSELF HAS PROMISED TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR US.

  2. Easy Solution
    November 30, 2011

    Radio bush say: the same people that doe like to support thier own now want to have big funeral for the man. so say radio bush. However, in all due respects, i think the family should not only think of the immediate family but all the people who Jeff touched. All his padners in Guadeloupe that coming down, yes, he was down to earth and could pull up on teh block and he could also play internationally and be respected. A massive event to pay tribute should be held in the stadium with songs ect ect and then a major motorcade, then the burial. Balance the reasoning of each side. the man die already, let us lay him in the honorable way he should be laid. family please reconsider and state, please include the family in your plans. PEACE!

  3. chelsea
    November 30, 2011

    JEEFF JOE TRIBUTE SHOW WILL BE HELD TONIGHT AT ST.JOE SAVANNAH .FEATURING MIDNIGHT GROOVERS AND LOTS MORE…R.I.P TO JEFF JOE

  4. Economist
    November 30, 2011

    The Governement suggested a national funeral service in the national stadium with the burial taking place in St.Joseph.

    The family insisted that the body must pass through the Catholic Church and given the full Catholic burial rites as Jeff was a Catholic and the family are staunch Catholics.

    Although the Government is giving an Official Funeral the wishes and dictates of the family must be respected at all times.

    The Official Funeral Mass will take place in the St. Joseph Catholic Church as per the wishes of the Family.

  5. SANTUS
    November 30, 2011

    helloooooooooooooooooooo everyone let peace prevail………. jeff jo would not agree to all the sh** you all are saying on DNO please stop those stupid nonsensical talks, who should do what where when and how. let the good man rest in perfect peace please. jeff jo was not a man that believe in confussion please. he was a peace maker so let’s not disturb the man spirit. RIP MY DARLING LOVE RIP

  6. SANTUS
    November 30, 2011

    helloooooooooooooooooooo everyone let peace prevail………. jeff jo would not agree to all the s you all are saying on DNO please stop those stupid nonsensical talks, who should do what where when and how. let the good man rest in perfect peace please. jeff jo was not a man that believe in confussion please. he was a peace maker so let’s not disturb the man spirit. RIP MY DARLING LOVE RIP

  7. death joe!
    November 29, 2011

    I hope like all other prime minsiter allu will stop mention his name in my head so much times!!

  8. DA people Crazy
    November 29, 2011

    How you all really feel that you all have more say than the family? Catch a bus St. Joe from Roseau and when funeral finish, catch a bus back to Roseau and then to your respective villages. Dominica people like too much happy hour!

  9. fil
    November 29, 2011

    PEOPLE SHOULD RESPECT THE FAMILY WISHES. THEY
    ENTITLE TO DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT THEY CALLED
    THE SHOTS.

  10. gogo
    November 29, 2011

    otrobando people back street people jeff joe people the morne jeff belongs to st joe carnaval fans in guada of st joe

  11. November 29, 2011

    Jeff’s Funeral belongs in St Joseph,his family wants it there, that is good enough,But the government of Dominica has to do something significant in Jeffs name at some point. THE MAN WAS A LEGEND, An example for the next generation to emulate.

  12. gogo
    November 29, 2011

    pierre ro grandbay douglas pousie jeff jo st joe gwada fan of st joe in jeff joe street lévé len main are you ready jeff joe pour st joe laissey st joe

  13. JAT
    November 29, 2011

    J-JOE should have state funeral at the stadium n yhen go to st.Joseph. from st.martin. R.I.P

  14. Anonymous
    November 29, 2011

    st joe fan in gwada pierre ro grandbay douglas pouthmous jeff jo in st joe no probleme jeff pour st joe léver len main pou jeff jo in st joe gwada fann de st joe !

  15. forreal
    November 29, 2011

    @DNO admin:is there a possibility that you guys could photo the veiwing,or is it inappropriate,or the family has to allow you all to,i am just asking on behalf of people abroad who would have like to be there but can’t,at least they would be comforted by that.

  16. phil
    November 29, 2011

    i think the funeral service should be held at Windsor Park Stadium you got all this people coming from Guadeloupe and Martinique they will just walk to the Stadium.this is a safety issue and i think the govt should have put there foot down!look at the photos when he came home there was no space in the street

    • briggz
      November 30, 2011

      try 2 remember where Rosie and Pierre Charles funeral was held…in their hometown, forgetting they were prime ministers…so whats wrong Jeff cant be in st Joe, guess u r ashamed of St Joe and how it is but guess u didnt know Jeff becuz if u knew him he was never ashamed of where he came from

  17. Neg Gwanbay
    November 29, 2011

    I agree with jeff’s family,have his funeral in st joe.Jeff was not from roseau,and the revenue that’s gonna come out of this should be st joe’s not roseau.My advice to those concerned get into st joe early and secure ur spot.Private vehicles should be restricted from the village on that day(except for gov personnel.Let those who want to attend catch public transport into st joe.The mass can be an open air mass knowing the church too small.Being inside the church or outside shouldn’t make a difference.Today is tuesday enough time for st joe people and gov officialls to make this even a memorable one right in st joe.When Pierre charles died his funeral was in grandbay not roseau.An grandbay didn’t have no stadium.For those attending remember to walk with ur umbrella cause it might rain.

  18. November 29, 2011

    Family has a say, and so does his will, keep out of it, it was his choice., so let it be

  19. twitty
    November 29, 2011

    Hi Dominican,yes he was an ambassador of Dominica,we are all proud of him but keep in mine Mr.Joseph did had his wishes and his family are doing as he wish I suppose.According to the previous writer lets not turn the man Funeral to a circus.Let Mr.Jeff Joseph soul rest in peace.Stop the it should be here it should be there.Let the man family have the last say even if it a state funeral.R.I.P Jeff

  20. thomas
    November 29, 2011

    I think they should make the service on Friday at the stadium and berried him on saturday as plan,because there is not enought packing space in St.Joseph for every body who want to attend the service

  21. jeffers
    November 29, 2011

    WHERE WILL THE FUNERAL BE HELD? I UNDERSTAND GOVERNMENT WANTED THE EVENT AT THE STADIUM BUT THE FAMILY SAY NO…GEEZ MAN

  22. nlj
    November 29, 2011

    No thinking at all..the staduim would have better accomodated everyone!! He was a dominican! And he would be buried as planed in st joe.

  23. is mine
    November 29, 2011

    that is going to be total chaos trust me on that one,,,,, now u have to think about tents, chairs, washroom facilities and all sorts of things where the stadium has all that already but then again

  24. Anonymous
    November 29, 2011

    Government had arranged for the funeral to be at the stadium but the family wants it in St. Joe, how they going to let this happen with all those people is beyond me.

    • PIPIRY
      November 29, 2011

      WHAT WAS HE ? A MAN OR A god STUPESSSSSSSSSSSSS FUNERAL IN STADIUM WHAT??????????????????, I JUST PRAY THAT HE AMDE IT RIGHT WITH HIS MAKER THATS ALL I CARE HIS BODY HAS NO SIGNIFICANCE, HIS SOUL IS WHAT MATTERS .

      • Asterix
        November 29, 2011

        A funeral should be something of peace and quiet upon which you should reflect on the life of the deceased but instead the government it seems want it to be some kind of fan-fair event and for obvious reasons. If we truly love the brother then there is no reason why his funeral cannot be attended at his birth place. If you want to talk about public convinience then do as we have always done when big events are held outside of establishe facilities. USE PORTABLES

  25. November 29, 2011

    they should have done that in the stadium instead but they can bury the body in the st joseph cemetry . :(

    • francisca george
      November 29, 2011

      i second that motion if st joseph people really love jeff joe they would accept to do the ceremony at the stadium then bury him in st joe start the ceremony at 11 am so they could get to st joseph on time

  26. is mine
    November 29, 2011

    Stupes….. i checking is a week day so we can get a free up from work… stupes and go going right st. joe dere…. oh plz.. y they did not do it stadium na………stupes eh

    • mindme
      November 29, 2011

      D/a has enough holidays already. Take the Saturday for all you to go funeral.

      • Anonymous
        November 29, 2011

        shut up, u sounding like somebody dat doh have work to do

    • R.I.P
      November 29, 2011

      It’s a funeral my friend not a free up. That’s all you lazy D/cans think about free up.

  27. Conscious
    November 29, 2011

    WHERE IN ST. JOSPEH WILL THE FUNERAL RITE TAKE PLACE, FELIX GREGOIRE? ON THE PLAYING FIELD? IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH? WHERE?

  28. DOMINICA
    November 29, 2011

    Due to all respect to the St. Joseph, the stadium would be a beeter place for the funeral and the ntake the body to St.Joseph for burial.

    I know the St. Joseph community want every for Jeff to be done there but common sense should prevail.

    the dignetaries will be outside because there is no way the relatives will be outside of the church.

    even if it is the park it will not accommodate the crowd.

    NO THINKING

    • Reader
      November 29, 2011

      The decision where Jeff Joseph is laid to rest is up to his family. The wishes of the family (unless the deceased left specific instructions about his arrangements) trumps everything else. Let’s not turn the man’s funeral into a circus. He was a son and a brother.

      • VV
        November 29, 2011

        its a state funeral doom doom, family has no say

      • November 29, 2011

        The deceased family have all the say and should honour Jeff Joseph wishes and it doesnt matter what the GOVT have to say they dont trump the family in any way possible please people dont mock the dead instead honour him in peace.
        The GOVT want to have a memoral service in his honour they can at the stadum but the private laying of JEFF’s body belong only to his family and close friends they should stand firm dont allow any one to dictate to them and if members of the GOVT did not consult the family before making the announcement they were wrong but of cause we speaking of individuals that do whatever they wish regardless of the consequences I would hate to see JEFF’S memories be marked with controvercy let us respect his wishes and that of his family please dont turn it into a political sham.

      • WooshToosh
        November 30, 2011

        @VV Are you a retarded? State funeral my ! Its just a man like any other man! I know he done well to Dominica but come on man! The family has the say not the government

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