Charles Maynard to get official funeral
Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that, Cabinet has approved an official funeral for the late Ambassador Mr. Charles Maynard who died over on Tuesday May 8th.
Mr. Skerrit said that government took that decision, because of the sterling contribution the former politician made to Dominica’s development, and that it was welcomed by the family.
He also stated that on Tuesday May 22nd, all flags in the country will be flown at half staff, and the viewing of the body will be from 2pm at the St. Alphonsus Catholic church.
The Prime Minister also announced that, a number of overseas guests and dignitaries are expected to attend the funeral.
As Dominica heard of the news of the unfortunate passing of Mr. Maynard, many sympathized with the family of Mr. Maynard, and some described him as a hero who will be missed dearly.
The late Ambassador, His Excellency Charles Maynard served in the Public and Private Sectors and became a Permanent Secretary at a very youthful age.
He also held a number of managerial positions in the Private Sector.
He was a member of the Committee for National Salvation in 1979, and was appointed Senator and Minister of Education and Health in the Interim Government.
However, it is for his Sterling contribution to the development of Dominica, under a Dominica Freedom Party led government from 1980-1995 that he will be specially remembered.
The 78 year old Ambassador was rushed to the Princess Margaret Hospital, on Tuesday November 1st 2011, after he collapsed during a Dominica Diaspora Dialogue meeting.
Mr. Maynard collapsed while the Prime Minister was giving his presentation at the meeting.