JIS News

The remains of Eric Coverley, distinguished actor and impresario, will be re-interred at National Heroes Park on Sunday August 6, in a spot reserved for cultural icons. Close family and friends and government officials are expected to attend the service, which will begin at 4:00 pm.
Officiating ministers will be Rev. Ruth Anne Goldson and Rev. Dr. Claude Cadogan of the Coke Methodist Church, while Dr. Barbara Gloudon, radio talk show host and playwright, with give a memorial. There will also be a musical selection by the Coke Methodist Church Choir.
The remains of Mr. Coverley and the body of his late wife, the Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley (Miss Lou), who passed away on July 26, are expected to arrive in the island later today from Canada. Miss Lou will be buried on August 9 beside her husband, as she had requested before her death. Mr. Coverley, who wed Miss Lou in 1954, passed away in Canada in 2002. He was later buried in that country. A memorial service was held in Jamaica in his honour.
A cultural expert, actor, radio personality and comic, Mr. Coverley played lead roles in several Jamaican pantomimes and movies. Among the films was Dr. No, the first of the James Bond series, which was set in Jamaica.