Following consultation with the Leader of the Opposition, Premier David Burt confirmed that the Government will designate the funeral of the late LaVerne Furbert as “a recognition funeral which means that an official condolence book will be prepared”.

Speaking at the latest COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday (Feb 2), he said: “Assistance will be lent to the family for funeral arrangements by the Government’s Protocol Office and also support from the Department of Communications.”

He also extended “sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Senator and Junior Minister…who sadly passed away this weekend”.

“She was fearless in her convictions and unwavering in her support of Bermuda’s workers, social justice, and equality in our society. Ms. Furbert will be fondly remembered for her strength, dedication, and vibrant spirit,” said Mr Burt.

Funeral arrangements are pending.