National Flag Half-Mast for Panday

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THE National Flag will be flown at half-mask in observance of the death of former prime minister Basdeo Panday who passed away on Monday.

A release from the Office of the Prime Minister – Communications – on Tuesday stated that all state and non-state agencies are advised that the National Flag of Trinidad and Tobago is to be flown at half-mast, in observance of his death.

It also gave instructions on how to fly the flag:

“The National Flag should be flown at half-mast or half-staff, lowering the flag by its own depth from its normal position at the peak of the staff when the nation is in mourning.

“At half-mast, the flag is first hoisted to the top of the staff for an instant, and then lowered to the half mast position. Before lowering the flag down for the day the flag is again raised to the top of the staff.

“Other flags on the same stand of poles should also be at half-mast or should not be flown at all when the National Flag is at half-mast.

“Flags of foreign nations should not be flown at half mast, unless their country is also observing mourning.”

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