Headley Cunningham is to be accorded an official funeral by the Government of Jamaica.
The late former Member of Parliament for North East Westmoreland and Speaker of the House of Representatives died on September 22. The service will be held on Thursday (October 25) at the Mount Carey Baptist Church in Anchovy, St. James, starting at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
A condolence book opened in the lobby of the Houses of Parliament, downtown Kingston from Monday, October 22 is to remain there until Thursday, October 25. It is available daily between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. JIS said Mr. Cunningham was elected Member of Parliament in 1989 and served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1989 to 1993.
A lawyer by profession, Mr. Cunningham began his legal career in 1967 and was appointed a member of the Privy Council of Jamaica in 1998. In 2007, he was awarded the Order of Jamaica (OJ) for outstanding service in the field of Law.