Former Prime Minister the Late Professor Owen Arthur will be laid to rest on Friday 14th, August with a state funeral.

The procession will begin at 12 o’clock and the funeral begins at 2 p.m. at St Peter’s Parish Church, Speightstown, St. Peter.

The interment will take place at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, Mount Pleasant, St Peter, near to where Professor Arthur grew up.

Minister of Labour Colin Jordan, who is coordinating minister for the funeral, during a news conference, said there will be a number of satellite locations for the public to view the funeral.

Mr Jordan stresses that the funeral is not private and is open to all of the public.