Former Speaker of the House Edna Moyle will have a state funeral and the first ever lying-in-state at the Legislative Assembly.
There will be a ceremonial lowering of government flags, following by the lying-in-state at the parliament building, on Thursday, 30 May. Her state funeral at 3pm Saturday* will be preceded by a funeral cortege from George Town to her home district of North Side.
Mrs. Moyle died on Tuesday, 21 May.
Cabinet Secretary Samuel Rose, who has responsibility for the Protocol Office, urged members of the public to attend the public events in memory of Mrs. Moyle’s role in the development of Cayman and her contributions to its people.
“Members of the Legislative Assembly are responsible for the introduction of laws that govern our society and Cabinet Ministers set policies that affect each and every one of us. As a MLA who was also a Minister and Speaker, Mrs. Moyle had a particularly significant role to play. It is fitting that the country should mark her passing in this way,” Mr. Rose said.
For more on this story, read Wednesday’s Caymanian Compass.