Former legislator Omar Wallace Hodge will be laid to rest held on Thursday, January 18.
A government media release said a procession will leave the parking lot of the BVI Port Authority, Port Purcell at 9am along the Blackburn Highway and proceed east to the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre at Baugher’s Bay.
A pre-service is scheduled for 9:30 am with the funeral service following at 10:30 am, the release added.
The media release further stated that interment will follow at the Johnson’s Ghut Cemetery.
Official flags will be flown in the territory at half-mast on January 17 and 18 at all Government buildings.
Meanwhile, there will be a public viewing of the body at the House of Assembly building from 9am to 4:30pm on Wednesday, January 17.
Hodge, who was a legislator for 32 years, died at his home on December 20 at the age of 75.
He was the Deputy Chief Minister from 1986 to 1998 and Deputy Speaker from 1979 to 1983.
He also held the two titles of Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour from 1986 to 1988 and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour from 2007 to 2011.
Additionally, Hodge served as the representative for the Sixth District from 1979 to 2011.
His ministerial achievements include:
The acquisition of the Baths, Virgin Gorda
The settlement of the Anegada lands
Disbursement of lands at Horse Path
Bringing unleaded fuel to the British Virgin Islands via Delta Petroleum
The first in-house gymnasium/basketball court in the British Virgin Islands at Belle Vue
The Baughers Bay Marina Development
The launching of the new Labour Code
As well as all the fundamental infrastructural works carried out in the 6th Electoral District during his tenure.
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