OPM releases update on State funeral for Basdeo Panday

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OPM releases update on State funeral for Basdeo Panday

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) on Saturday provided additional details regarding his state funeral carded for Tuesday.

In a statement, it said on Monday the late Panday will be conveyed from DASS Funeral Home in Marabella, along San Fernando Bypass onto Cross Crossing Interchange, to Rienzi Kirton Highway, then onto Todd Street and into the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA).

It noted the drive will begin at 7:10am.

From 9am to 5:30pm, Panday will lie in honour for public viewing.

Then on Tuesday, at 8:10am, the former prime minister will be conveyed, under military escort, from the corner of Cipero Street and Rienzi Kirton Highway, onto Todd Street and into SAPA, where the State Funeral will take place from 9am.

Following the funeral service, the cortege will depart SAPA at 11:30am and proceed left onto Balisier Avenue and then onto the San Fernando Bypass, continuing south onto South Trunk Road and onto Mosquito Creek Road.

At 12:40pm, the military procession will begin its escort on Mosquito Creek Road and proceed north, turning into the Shore of Peace Cremation Site.