Last glimpse of Combermere
Barbadians turned out again today in their thousands to get a glimpse of Prime Minister David Thompson’s body lying in state at his alma mater the Combermere School in Waterford, St Michael.
From early they gathered, most prepared with umbrellas to brave the sun, and the afternoon showers that would come a bit later.
Students of the school lined the route in a guard of honour and stood patiently at attention awaiting the coming of the late Prime Miniter, who succumbed to his pancreatic cancer on October 23.
It was around 12:22 p.m. that blaring sirens could be heard in the distance, and all eyes became focused in the direction in anticipation of his arrival.
The entourage led by police outriders made its way slowly into the school gates, as students stood with their heads bowed as a sign of respect.
From there uniformed personnel proceeded to take the coffin out of the hearse, and carefully escorted it into the school hall, as past Combermerians watched in silence and observed the protocols. (CT)