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Dominic James' funeral flocked by Gov't ministers, football teams

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2016 | 7:19 PM
St Georges College Manning Cup team members (left) and Jamaica College Manning Cup team members (right) form a guard of honour as the casket bearing the body of Dominic James leaves the Holy Trinity Cathedral on North Street, on Saturday.
Members of the Jamaica College football team walk by the coffin after their tribute to former team member Dominic James.
Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore (left) greets Neville Bell at Dominic James' funeral.

Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange and Education Minister Ruel Reid were among scores of persons who attended today’s thanksgiving service for Dominic James, the late captain of the St George’s College Manning Cup football team.

James collapsed on September 20 during a football match between St George’s College and Excelsior High School at the Stadium East playingfield and later died at hospital.

Speaking at today’s thanksgiving service, State Minister in the Ministry of Education Floyd Green said the fact that James’ leadership qualities and football skills will not be forgotten.

He said the fact that James was appointed captain of the St George’s College team after transferring from Jamaica College spoke volumes about his character.

The service was also used to pay tribute to James’ parents.