Condolence book to be opened for Easton Douglas at NHT
A condolence book for former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament Easton Douglas, OJ, CD, will be opened at the head offices of the National Housing Trust (NHT) located on Park Boulevard, in New Kingston.
At the same time, the Jamaica Information Centre says the official funeral service for the late housing minister will be held next Thursday at the St. Andrew Parish Church, located in Half Way Tree.
He will be laid to rest at the St Dorothy’s Anglican Church Cemetery, located in Old Harbour, St. Catherine.
JIS says the condolence book for Douglas will be placed in the lobby area at the NHT head office and will be opened from 10 am to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday next week.
In addition, it says condolence books will also be opened at Jamaican overseas missions in the United States cities of Washington, New York and Miami and well as in Toronto, Canada and London, in the United Kingdom.
Douglas, 81, died at his St Andrew home on August 26 after a long battle with cancer.
Douglas was Member of Parliament for St Andrew South East 1989 until 2002, when he retired from politics and served as minister of health, the public service as well as environment and housing.
He also had a long career in the public service, serving as Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of National Security and Housing in the late 1970s and 1980s. Prior to that, he worked as government town planner.