Former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, Hon. Easton Douglas, OJ, CD, is to be accorded an Official Funeral by the Government of Jamaica.
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the announcement during today’s (September 12) post-Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House.
Senator Reid informed that Cabinet has approved an Official Funeral for Mr. Douglas, who died on Sunday, August 26, at the age of 81.
The Official Funeral will be held at the St. Andrew Parish Church, Hagley Park Road on Thursday, September 20, starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the St. Dorothy’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Old Harbour, St. Catherine.
Mr. Douglas was Member of Parliament for South East St. Andrew from 1989 until 2002 when he retired. He served as Minister of Health; Public Service; and Environment and Housing.
He also had a long career in the public service, serving as Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of National Security and Housing in the late 1970s and 1980s. Prior to that, he worked as Government Town Planner.