A National Day of Mourning in honour of former CM Bertrand Osborne OBE, OD (declared a public holiday)

The Government Information Unit yesterday, informed that the Government of Montserrat has declared Friday, September 14, 2018,

Former Chief Minister of Montserrat Bertrand Osborne.

a National Day of Mourning, as a mark of respect for the late former Chief Minister, Bertrand Osborne OBE, OD.

Mr. Osborne will be laid to rest on Friday, September 14 and will be accorded a national funeral service by the Government of Montserrat.

The release also informed that National Day of Mourning will “therefore be observed as a public holiday.”

The Government has advised that “In accordance with Government of Montserrat’s standard practice for national mourning, persons observing national mourning and those wearing plain clothes when on duty should wear dark colours.”

The island’s fifth Chief Minister died at his residence on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Flags at Half Mast on Passing of Former Chief Minister Osborne

Police HQ flag at half mast in remembrance of former Chief Minister Bertrand Osborne.

Meanwhile, Her Excellency, Acting Governor Lyndell Simpson has instructed all flags (Union Flag and Montserrat Flag) to be flown at half-mast in observance of the passing of former Chief Minister, Bertrand Osborne OBE OD.

The flags around the Government Headquarters will remain at half-mast up to the end of the day of Mr. Osborne’s funeral, as a symbol on national mourning.

The islands fifth Chief Minister died at his home on Tuesday, September 4 2018. Bertrand Osborne served as Chief Minister from October, 1996 to August, 1997.

Half-masting of flags is a standard practice by the Government of Montserrat whenever the nation is mourning the loss of persons who have served Montserrat with distinction and at the highest levels.

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The Government Information Unit yesterday, informed that the Government of Montserrat has declared Friday, September 14, 2018,

Former Chief Minister of Montserrat Bertrand Osborne.

a National Day of Mourning, as a mark of respect for the late former Chief Minister, Bertrand Osborne OBE, OD.

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Mr. Osborne will be laid to rest on Friday, September 14 and will be accorded a national funeral service by the Government of Montserrat.

The release also informed that National Day of Mourning will “therefore be observed as a public holiday.”

The Government has advised that “In accordance with Government of Montserrat’s standard practice for national mourning, persons observing national mourning and those wearing plain clothes when on duty should wear dark colours.”

The island’s fifth Chief Minister died at his residence on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Flags at Half Mast on Passing of Former Chief Minister Osborne

Police HQ flag at half mast in remembrance of former Chief Minister Bertrand Osborne.

Meanwhile, Her Excellency, Acting Governor Lyndell Simpson has instructed all flags (Union Flag and Montserrat Flag) to be flown at half-mast in observance of the passing of former Chief Minister, Bertrand Osborne OBE OD.

The flags around the Government Headquarters will remain at half-mast up to the end of the day of Mr. Osborne’s funeral, as a symbol on national mourning.

The islands fifth Chief Minister died at his home on Tuesday, September 4 2018. Bertrand Osborne served as Chief Minister from October, 1996 to August, 1997.

Half-masting of flags is a standard practice by the Government of Montserrat whenever the nation is mourning the loss of persons who have served Montserrat with distinction and at the highest levels.