The family of former President, Professor George Maxwell Richards has accepted the Government’s offer of a state funeral.
Professor Richards passed away on Monday evening after suffering a heart attack.
Speaking with the Trinidad Express Newspaper, Richards’ daughter Maxine said she was contacted by National Security Minister, Edmund Dillon yesterday with the Government’s offer of a State funeral, which the family accepted.
We understand that the funeral is carded to take place next Wednesday at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port- of- Spain.
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young, said details regarding the funeral will be shared with the public in due course.