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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT – State Funeral Service of the late Hon. Dr. Rosita Butterfield

The death is announced of the late Hon. Dr. Rosita Butterfield, MBE former Speaker of the Legislative Council 1991-1993 on Saturday 10th January 2014 in Nassau, Bahamas.

The State Funeral service will be held at the Gustavus Lightbourne Sport Complex, Downtown Ballpark, Providenciales on Thursday February 5th, 2015 at 10:00am.

Her body will be lie in the State at the House of Assembly from 1:00pm-12:00am Monday 2nd February and from 8:00am-2:00pm Tuesday 3rd February. The House of Assembly Members will view the body between the hours of 3:00pm – 4:00pm on Monday 2nd. The members of the family will view the body from 4:00pm- 5:00pm, the Nurses Association and other Government Officials from 5:00pm – 6:00pm and the general public from 6:00pm – 11:30pm.

The body will leave the House of Assembly on Tuesday 3rd February at 1:30pm from the JAGS McCartney International Airport to depart for Providenciales at 2:00pm.

The body will lie at the Faith Tabernacle Church, Leeward Highway from 3:00pm Tuesday February 3rd until 9:00am on
Thursday 5th February, 2015. Family viewing would take place from 4:00pm – 6:00pm and the Nurses Association and Government Officials from 6:00pm – 7:00pm and the general public from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. On Wednesday 4th February there will be a public viewing from 8:00am – 6:00pm.

The body will leave the Faith Tabernacle Church and will proceed along Leeward Highway to the Gustavus Lightbourne Sport Complex, Downtown Ballpark on Thursday 5th February, 2015 at 9:00am.

All attending members of the public are asked to be seated by 8:45am. The public is further asked to note that persons will not be allowed to enter the venue after 9:00am. The service will be carried live on Radio Turks and Caicos and local television stations.

On Thursday February 5th the following roads will be closed from 9:00 am:
• Down Town section of Leeward Highway
• Butterfield Drive
• Sections of Blue Hills Road and Kew Town

All flags are to be flown half-mast from today until the date of the funeral.

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