Monday, February 19, 2018

Former President George Maxwell Richards State Funeral...In Photos

Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force carry the coffin of former President George Maxwell Richards at the late states man funeral at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday. -Photo: DEXTER PHILIP


Former President Professor George Maxwell Richards was laid to rest during his State Funeral at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain on Wednesday. Members of the Cabinet, Opposition, along with specially invited guests came out to bid farewell to the late statesman following two days his body lay in state. There was a 21 gun salute before his private cremation at Belgrove's Funeral Home, Tacarigua.

Express Chief Photographer DEXTER PHILIP attended the funeral and brought back these memorable images.

Members  of the public and dignitaries at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, during the State Funeral for former President Professor George Maxwell Richards.
Members  of the public and dignitaries at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, during the State Funeral for former President Professor George Maxwell Richards.
Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force parade at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday during the State Funeral of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards.
Jean Ramjohn Richards, right, wife of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards is greeted by well wishers at the funeral of her late husband at his State Funeral at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday. At left is their daughter Maxine. 
Members of the Opposition arrive for the State Funeral of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday.

Chief Justice Ivor Archie, centre, sings as he accompanies members of the Lydian Singers during their performance at the State Funeral of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday.
A member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force adjusts the national flag on the coffin of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday.
Former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday, right, arrives for the State Funeral of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday.

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar greets Roman Catholic Arch Bishop Fr Charles Jason Gordan during the State Funeral of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday. Looking on is Senator Wade Mark.

 Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley greets Jean Ramjohn Richards, right, wife of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards at her late husband's State Funeral at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday. At left is their daughter Maxine. 
Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force arrive with coffin bearing the body of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards at the late states man funeral at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday.
Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force parade at the entrance  of the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday where the State Funeral of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards took place.
Chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation Terry Rondon, left, speaks with former FIFA vice president Jack Warner during the State Funeral of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards at the the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday. 
Senators at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, during the State Funeral for former President Professor George Maxwell Richards.


 Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams arrive for the State Funeral of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday.
 Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force parade at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Wednesday during the State Funeral of former President Professor George Maxwell Richards.