3 pm on Monday 21 October 2013 is the time set to start the burial service for a former parliamentarian whose funeral service had to be put on pause because of a court injunction.
The Court on Thursday 17 October ruled that the final resting for former parliamentarian and political leader of the People’s United Labour Party, Winston “Winty” Frederick, will be in a tomb at the River Sallee Cemetery in the parish of St Patrick.
Frederick who served as parliamentarian from 1990 to 1995, died on 24 September and was scheduled to be buried on 11 October following the official funeral service, for which assistance was provided by the State.
However, during the service, an officer from the court served the undertaker and pastor court documents which showed that the court had granted an injunction which was filed by two of his children to stop the burial.
The children who reside in the USA were requested that his body be buried next to his wife, whose final resting place is a cemetery in New York City.
Arguments in the matter were initially heard in the Court on Monday 14 October, which ended with a recommendation to mediation and a final hearing date in Court for 2 pm on 17 October. After almost four hours of private presentations in the judge’s chamber, it was ruled that Frederick will be buried in Grenada.
“We are pleased with the ruling of the court… we believe he will be at peace here at home under the blazing sun,” said his son, Winston Frederick Jr.