President Anthony Carmona and Malcolm Jones were among special guests who attended a special gathering in honor of the late former Prime Minister, Patrick Manning at Presentation College in San Fernando.
Mr. Manning’s wife, Mrs. Hazel Manning was also in attendance.
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that the funeral service for Mr. Manning will take place at 10am on Saturday at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on Abercromby Street in Port-of-Spain. Mr. Manning was known to have worshiped at the church before parliament when it was located at the nearby Red House.
The church will accommodate the funeral service while Woodford Square will also be used to accommodate additional guests and members of the public. A press conference is carded to be held tomorrow, according to Communications Minister, Maxie Cuffy, for further details on the logistics of the funeral service, to be shared with the public.
The condolence books at the Northern Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) and the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA), the Parliament and PNM-controlled regional corporations in the east, south east, south and Tobago’s legislature remain available for public signing. The condolence books are open from 8 am to 6 pm.
On Thursday there will be viewing of Mr. Manning’s body from 10 am to 6 pm at SAPA, Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando.
On Friday, the body will be taken from San Fernando to Port-of-Spain for public viewing at NAPA from 10 am to 6 pm. Following Saturday’s service, the Manning family will attend the private burial.
Yesterday, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi gave the assurance that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley would return from the 36th Caricom summit in Guyana in time for the funeral.