JIS News

Six shuttle buses will be provided at the National Arena to transport persons attending the official funeral service for Jamaican sports hero, Hon. Herb McKenley, OM, to the National Heroes Park, where he will be buried.
The funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, and not 1:00 p.m. as was previously announced. Members of the public are requested to be seated by 1:15 p.m.
A special interlude of music and poetical tributes as well as vignettes on the life and work of Mr. McKenley will be presented at the service between 1:15 and 2:00 p.m.
In the meantime, members of the public who wish to sign Condolence books for Mr. McKenley can do so today (December 6) and tomorrow (December 7), between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days.
Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Grange, who was speaking at a press briefing today at Jamaica House, said the books would be placed at the Offices of the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA); the Institute of Sports (Insport); the National Arena; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Office of the Prime Minister in Montego Bay; the Jamaica Labour Party’s headquarters on Belmont Road in Kingston; and Calabar High School on Red Hills Road in St. Andrew.
Miss Grange noted that 18 Condolence books have been distributed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the Missions overseas. All signed Condolence books will be sent to the Institute of Jamaica.