St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The nation was in mourning Monday, with former Governor-General Sir Cuthbert Sebastian being given a state funeral with full military honours.
The day was declared a national half-holiday.
The funeral was scheduled to be held at the St. George's Anglican church, with a burial at Springfield Cemetery shortly thereafter.
Sir Cuthbert is most acknowledged for his service as the Governor-General of St. Kitts and Nevis under the Labour Party administration from 1996 to 2013.
However, the former governor general was also a civil servant and esteemed medical professional.
He worked in capacities of teacher, earner/dispenser, chemist and druggist, laboratory technician, senior dispenser, medical superintendent and obstetrician–gynaecologist.
He also held the top position of Chief Medical Officer of St. Kitts and Nevis from 1980 to 1983.
Sir Edmund Lawrence, also a former Governor-General of St. Kitts and Nevis, spoke briefly to WINN FM about his personal experience with Sir Cuthbert.
“It was a privilege to work with him and to have the friendship for the period which we had it which was over seventy years or over seven decades.”
Sir Cuthbert Sebastian died on March 25th, almost two weeks after the death of another former head of state, Sir Probyn Inniss.