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Fond memories of former PM

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Fond memories of former PM

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Cheers erupted through the streets of Speightstown, St Peter today, as Barbadians took up every possible vantage point to get a look at the funeral cortège of former Prime Minister, Professor Owen Arthur.

At The Alexandra School, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Cabinet ministers joined the procession, which included members of the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Barbados Defence Force, who led the green and gold carriage, which carried Arthur’s flag-draped casket.

Bystanders were surprised by the 21-gun salute, which was sounded as the procession travelled to St Peter’s Parish Church. 

While it was a solemn occasion, some onlookers were in bright spirits, as they recalled fond memories of Barbados’ longest-serving prime minister.

The crowd converged at the Speightstown Esplanade where the funeral was being viewed on screens. (RA)