TODAY dawned on the return “home” of former president Arthur NR Robinson, whose body will lie in state for public viewing until 5.45 p.m. in Scarborough.
Once fondly called the “Castara Kid” after the Tobago district of his birth, Robinson, who passed away on April 9 at 87, will be interred tomorrow at 3.30 p.m. at the Methodist Cemetery in Bacolet.
A public announcement in yesterday’s newspapers advised that Robinson’s body, which was airlifted out of Trinidad yesterday, will lie in State at the Assembly Legislature Chamber on Jerningham Street in Scarborough between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Public viewing will, however, end at 5.45 p.m.
A State Ecumenical Service will follow tomorrow at 9.30 a.m. at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet.
The final procession and interment will take place from the Coast Guard Base at Milford Road along the Milford Road Esplanade to the Methodist Cemetery in Bacolet.
The 3.30 p.m. interment will be followed with the traditional 21-gun salute between 5 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.