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Former legislator to be laid to rest on January 18

Omar Hodge

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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  1. family says:

    Rest in piece Cuz we will always remember u in our hearts .

  2. krat says:

    The peoples man rip

  3. A 6th District Constituent says:


  4. Interested says:

    May the work that he did continue to speak for him

  5. Grieved says:

    Should be starting at the Purcell Estate entrance, pausing by the laundromat, and the junction of the former Wells woodwork, former sites of his campaign meetings,then exiting onto the Highway and up the Jean Hill road exiting at the Baughers Bay entrance then onto the Church.
    Mr Hodge was responsible for aiding the construction of the roads mentioned, importantly the exit/entrance of Purcell Estate.

  6. Moesha says:

    Even if you take him through these road he is not going to know that he is driving there. So what the big deal. The thing you should be concerned about is if he made peace with God. That is what you should be hoping he did.

  7. Grieved says:

    I know he did as he was a vey God fearing person.

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