The Government has declared a day of mourning for today as a mark of respect for the late Ambassador Charles Maynard, former Member of the House of Assembly and Dominica’s Ambassador to CARICOM and the OECS.
Today, the Dominican Flag shall be flown at half staff on all public buildings in the State in acknowledgment of the funeral.
Ambassador Maynard will be remembered for his significant contribution to Dominica’s political, economic and social development for the greater part of his life. Ambassador Maynard, won the Soufriere constituency on the Dominica Freedom Party ticket in 1985 under the leadership of the late Prime Minister, Dame Mary Eugenia Charles. He was appointed Minister for Agriculture, Tourism, Trade and Industry. In 1990, he again contested and won the Soufriere Constituency and was re-appointed in the same portfolio until 1995.
For his services to the state, Ambassador Charles Maynard was awarded the Meritorious Service Award in November 1975 by the Government of Dominica.
He was an outstanding patriot who will be remembered for his assiduous dedication and service to Dominica and the Caribbean.
His Excellency, the President and Mrs. Liverpool, the Prime Minister, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit and other Members of Cabinet, Members of the House of Assembly and other Government Officials are expected to attend the Official Funeral Service for Ambassador Charles Alexander Maynard.
Public viewing of the body shall be from 2:00 p.m. to 2.55 p.m. at the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church in Goodwill on Tuesday 22nd May, 2012. The Official Funeral Service will commence at 3:00 p.m. The late Ambassador Charles Maynard will be laid to rest at the Roseau Roman Catholic Cemetery.
All Official Mourners are requested to be in their seats no later than 2:45 p.m. on that day.
In addition, parking will be available on the Pottersville Savannah adjacent to the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, for persons wishing to attend the funeral.