Flags to be flown at half-mast tomorrow for funeral of former Chief Justice

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 14:45

The Government has granted approval for an official funeral to be afforded to the late Justice Cecil Arthur Kelsick, T.C., former Chief Justice of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, a statement by the Ministry of National Security says.

The statement says that according to National Flag Protocol, the flag should be flown at half-mast on the day of the death and funeral of listed position holders, as well as other notable citizens and residents of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, as may be announced by the Minister of National Security.

The funeral service for the late Justice Kelsick will be held on Saturday October 07 2017.

The body will lay in state on the catafalque at the All Saints Anglican Church, Marli Street, Port-ofSpain at 7:00 a.m.

The statement says that the national flag should be flown at halfmast from 6:00 a.m. on this day. T

Other flags on the same stand of poles should also be at half-mast or should not be flown at all when the national flag is at half-mast.

Flags of foreign nations should not be flown at half-mast, unless their country is also observing mourning.