Official funeral of the late Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan former Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and flying of the National Flag at half-mast

Port of Spain: An Official Funeral will be held for the late Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan, former Minister of Energy and Energy Industries tomorrow, Saturday May 08, 2021.

The Ministry of National Security is advising all state and non-state agencies and Trinidad and Tobago diplomatic missions abroad that the National Flag of Trinidad and Tobago is to be flown at half-masttomorrow, Saturday May 08, 2021 in observance of the Official Funeral. The former Minister passed away on Saturday April 17, 2021.

The Code of Flag Etiquette of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago stipulates that the National Flag should be flown at half-mast on the day of the funeral of members of the Cabinet.

The National Flag should be flown at half-mast or half-staff lowering the flag by its own depth from its normal position at the peak of the staff when the nation is in mourning.

At half-mast, the flag is first hoisted to the top of the staff for an instant, and then lowered to the half-mast position. Before lowering the flag down for the day the flag is again raised to the top of the staff. Other flags on the same stand of poles should also be at half-mast or should not be flown at all when the National Flag is at half-mast. Flags of foreign nations should not be flown at half mast, unless their country is also observing mourning.

 

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