State funeral for Panday

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State funeral for Panday

A State Funeral will be held in honour of late former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday.

The revelation was made Tuesday by Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds.

Hinds says the government reached out to Mr Panday’s relatives about the State funding his funeral, and the family has agreed to it.

A date for the funeral is yet to be announced by the family, as Panday’s body must first be brought back into this country since he was abroad at the time of his death. 

He died at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida on Monday where he had been seeking medical care.
Panday, who served as the country’s fifth prime minister, and had a long-illustrious public career, was 90 years old at the time of his death.