Panday’s Funeral Today

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By Prior Beharry

THE first state funeral under Hindu rites in Trinidad and Tobago takes place at the Southern Academy of the Performing Arts in San Fernando on Tuesday.

The ceremony for the funeral of T&T’s fifth prime minister the late Basdeo Panday will commence from 9 am and then the body will be taken to the Shore of Peace on Mosquito Creek in South Oropouche for cremation at 11.30 am.

Panday passed away in Florida in the United Stated on January 1, 2024 and his body was placed for public viewing at the Red House on Friday and SAPA on Monday.

A release from the Office of the Prime Minister – Communications Limited on Monday stated that limited space was available for members of the public to view the funeral service via livestream at the SAPA carpark.

It stated that additional viewing via large screen will be available on a first come, first serve basis at Skinner Park, San Fernando. Persons are asked to be seated by 8.15 am.

The release stated that Parking has been made available for members of the public at Skinner Park Second Grounds located at Todd Street, San Fernando, opposite the SAPA and next to the ASJA Boys College.

In order to avoid traffic congestion, vehicles will only be allowed to enter the Skinner Park Second Grounds from Cipero Street, turning onto Park Street and then taking a right onto Dennis ‘Sprangalang’ Hall Street and another right into the grounds.

Only specially marked vehicles with parking passes will be allowed parking at the SAPA compound and use of the Todd Street entrance to the Skinner Park Second Grounds.


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