THE EDITOR, Sir:
In the report of the final farewell to Dean Moriah, a gentleman who contributed much to the tourism industry, published in your edition of The Gleaner dated September 23, 2013, the accompanying photograph showed the coffin partially draped with the Jamaican flag.
Without wishing in any way to detract from the solemnity of the occasion, or to diminish the heartfelt grief of family, friends and colleagues, I point out, with the utmost respect, that there are official regulations governing the use of the flag at a funeral. As this was not an official funeral, the flag should not have been used in the way that it was.
It was amazing that personnel of the Jamaica Tourist Board were present (according to the report) and no one could have advised on the appropriate action. Despite that, however, may the departed rest in peace.