This section contains details about the funeral of His Excellency, The Honourable
Mr. Hugh Desmond Hoyte, S.C., M.P., together with information about mourning, processions and ceremonies associated with the events up to burial.
Timetable of events
BOOK OF CONDOLENCE
Monday 23rd December - Saturday 28th December
A Book of Condolence was opened at 10:00hrs on Monday December 23, 2002 in the Hall of Heroes at Congress Place as well as at other named venues in each of the ten(10) Regions of Guyana and overseas.
The Book of Condolence will continue to be opened from 09:00hrs to 18:00hrs on Tuesday December 24, Friday December 27, and Saturday December 28, 2002 in all venues.
In addition, a Book of Condolence will be opened from 10:00hrs to 18:00hrs today, Tuesday December 24, 2002 at the Public Buildings in Georgetown. This will continue on the days indicated above.
Monday 23rd December - Sunday 29th December
A Wake will be held at Congress Place on each of the following nights: Monday December 23; Tuesday December 24: Friday December 27; Saturday December 28; and Sunday December 29, 2002.
Each of the ten (10) Regions of Guyana will determine their own arrangements for the holding of a Wake.
CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF OUR LEADER
Sunday 29th December
On Sunday December 29, 2002, starting at 11:00hrs and concluding at 16:00hrs at Congress Place, Sophia, the People’s National Congress Reform will hold a special programme to celebrate the life of Mr Hugh Desmond Hoyte, S.C, M.P.
A viewing of Mr Hoyte's body will take place during this event.
Monday 30th December
A NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING - The Government of Guyana will declare Monday December 30, 2002 a National Day of Mourning in commemoration of the death of
PUBLIC VIEWING OF MR HOYTE AT THE SQUARE OF THE REVOLUTION
On Monday December 30, 2002, starting at 09:00hrs and concluding at 12:00hrs at the Square of the Revolution, there will be a Public Viewing of Mr Hugh Desmond Hoyte, SC.
CEREMONY OF THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS
On Monday December 30, 2002, starting at 13:00hrs and concluding at 15:00hrs at the Public Buildings in Georgetown, a State Funeral Ceremony will be held.
After the ceremony at the Public Buildings the body of Mr Hugh Desmond Hoyte, SC, MP will be taken at 16:30 hrs. for interment at the Place of the Seven Ponds in the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown.
Additional information on the Programme of Activities will be made available to the public as the details of these activities are finalised.
People’ National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia.
December 24th, 2002
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