The funeral service for former President of Trinidad and Tobago, Professor, George Maxwell Richards, took place today at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port -of- Spain.

The service which began promptly at 10 AM saw hundreds of dignitaries, state officials, foreign representatives, Members of Parliament and members of the public commemorate the life of this country’s 4th president.

Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley, addressing those present, remembered the former President, as a man of hope.

Dr. Rowley suggested that Professor Richard’s outlook on life influenced his attitude toward Trinidad and Tobago and his decision to publicly serve his country as best as he could.