Official funeral for Easton Douglas

Friday, September 14, 2018

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FORMER Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament Easton Douglas is to be accorded an official funeral by the Government of Jamaica.

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid made the announcement during this week's post-Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House.

Senator Reid said Cabinet has approved the official funeral for Douglas, who died on Sunday, August 26 at the age of 81.

The funeral will be held at the St Andrew Parish Church, Hagley Park Road on Thursday, September 20, starting at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the St Dorothy's Anglican Church Cemetery, Old Harbour, St Catherine.

Douglas was Member of Parliament for South East St Andrew from 1989 until 2002 when he retired. He served as minister of health; public service; and environment and housing.

He also had a long career in the public service, serving as permanent secretary in the ministries of national security and housing in the late 1970s and 1980s. Prior to that, he worked as Government town planner.

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