His Excellency Sir Frederick Nathaniel Ballantyne, GCMG, MD, former Governor-General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, passed away on Thursday, 23rd January, 2020. Sir Frederick will be accorded a State Funeral on Wednesday, 29th January 2020.
Official viewing of the body will be held on Wednesday, 29th January, 2020, at the House of Assembly from 10:00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Officials will be invited to the viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and the general public from 11:00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
The funeral service is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 29th January, 2020, at the Kingstown Methodist Church. A viewing will be from 1.00 p.m., followed by the service at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Kingstown Cemetery.
As a mark of respect, all flags throughout the State will be flown at half-mast from Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 to Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 (the day of the State Funeral).
Please be advised that the family has requested that there be no taking of photographs of the body during the periods of viewing.
The Government takes this opportunity to extend sincere condolences to the family of the late Sir Frederick Nathaniel Ballantyne, GCMG, MD.