Former member of House of Assembly to get Official Funeral

Bernard Agar Carbon served in the Parliament from July 22, 1985 to May 31, 1990

The Government of Dominica has afforded the late Bernard Agar Carbon, former Member of the House of Assembly, an Official Funeral to be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The Government has declared Tuesday as a day of mourning as a mark of respect.

The Dominica Flag shall be flown at half staff on all public buildings in the State on the day of the funeral – Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Mr. Carbon was born in Woodfordhill on February 17, 1931. He attended the Dominica Grammar School and started his teaching career at the Wesley Primary School. He studied at the Leeward Islands Teachers Training Institute and returned to work as the Principal of Penville and Bense Primary Schools. After studying in the United Kingdom where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Education for Rural Areas, he returned to Dominica and served as a Principal of the Vieille Case, Wills Strathmore Stevens and Calibishie Primary Schools respectively.

On July 22, 1985, Mr. Carbon was appointed as a Senator in Parliament as a member of the Dominica Freedom Party, led by the late Dame Mary Eugenia Charles and on August 1, 1985 he was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism.

Mr Bernard Agar Carbon served in the Parliament from July 22, 1985 to May 31, 1990.

His Excellency, Charles Savarin President of the Commonwealth of Dominica and Mrs. Savarin, the Prime Minister, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit and other Members of Cabinet, Members of the House of Assembly, and other Government Officials are expected to attend the Official Funeral Service for Mr Bernard Agar Carbon.

Public viewing of the body shall be from 2:00 p.m. to 2.55 p.m. at the Wesley Roman Catholic Church, on Tuesday, 25th July 2017 followed by the Official Funeral Service which will commence at 3:00 p.m.

The late B.A. Carbon will be laid to rest at the Wesley Catholic Cemetery.

All Official Mourners are requested to be in their seats no later than 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

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  1. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    July 24, 2017

    He was a brilliant man and a patriotic Dominican.
    For all your good deeds known to God, may He reward you and bless your soul.
    Rest in God’s glory and peace.

  2. Sylvester Royer
    July 24, 2017

    Mr. Carbon, I will always remember you as a friend of mine and that of my family by extension. As a teacher, you performed far beyond what was expected of you and for that I give respect. One of the things that put you ahead of your pairs was the eloquent manner in which you expressed you self. I think that you were in command of the English language.
    May the UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS guide you to the eternal light.

    • TeteMorne I From
      July 27, 2017

      Universal consciousness???

  3. The Portsmouth Station
    July 24, 2017

    Condolences to the family and friends of BA Carbon. That announcement was nothing more than Skerrit’s strategy to prevent the people from raising serious questions about the cabal. Unfortunately our local media is very weak and Skerrit is capitalizing on their weakness. Here is another question I would like Skerrit to answer /07/

  4. EnfantDiable
    July 24, 2017

    The scale of these “official” funerals is much too lavish.

    • sel
      July 24, 2017

      whatever; child of the devil, they deserve it. they worked hard. probable unlike u. maybe u are too busy being ian imp.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      July 24, 2017

      What do you mean? He deserved it. When you die your family may give you a good send-off as him. Therefore, say no more against this.

    • TeteMorne I From
      July 27, 2017

      Only a child of the devil would make such a comment—hence your name. Zafan diabe :mrgreen: :twisted:

  5. Don Keyballs
    July 24, 2017

    I was also one of his students. A very strict disciplinarian, but he had a sense of humor. I actually loved his smile. To his entire family, and especially his namesake, Agar, please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  6. Mr. Carbon was also the Principal of the Portsmouth Government school which is now the Roosevelt Douglas Primary school.
    To Beverly and Pamela my school mated deepest sympathy.
    Rest in eternal peace old principal.

  7. Shameless
    July 24, 2017

    RIP perfect peace sir and thanks for your service to country. Dominica is proud to have had people like you who through your teaching career gave us many bright minds that are still serving in various capacities today. May we never forget the service you gave.

    Assertive like the rod of Moses! :twisted: .

  8. lisad
    July 24, 2017

    Rest in peace, Mr. Carbon. You did not only teach but ensured that my physical needs were met as well. For this I will be always grateful. Deepest condolences to your family.

    • sitter
      July 24, 2017

      what u mean physical needs?

      • sel
        July 24, 2017

        u must be dumb for u NOT to understand that

      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        July 24, 2017

        This person does not have to spell out everything. We can read between the lines.
        He appeared to be a generous person. He must have helped financially; food and clothing.

      • TeteMorne I From
        July 27, 2017

        :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: you funny.

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