Sir Clement passes in front of Government Headquarters for the last time
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, APRIL 7TH 2011 (CUOPM) – The body of St. Kitts and Nevis’ First Governor General, the late Sir Clement Athelston Arrindell, GCMG, GCVO, QC. led by two police outriders, passed Government Headquarters Thursday morning for the last time.
The cortege, with the body of the late former Head of State, which was removed from Mackie Hazel’s Funeral Parlour on Church Street, passed Government Headquarters, with several family members in the procession, on its way to Government House where it is lying in state.
Sir Clement, who died at the age of 79 on March 25th 2011, will be buried with full military honours following a State Funeral Service at the Wesley Methodist Church at 3:00 P.M.
From 10 o clock this morning government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and residents began paying their last respects to Sir Clement by filing past the flag-draped casket at Government House, Sir Clements’s home when he served as the Governor pre-Independence and Governor General upon Independence.
Pall Bearers removing the wooden casket with the body of Sir Clement Arrindell from the Mackie Hazel Funeral Parlour Thursday morning (photos by Erasmus Williams)