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National Day Of Mourning For Lady Bustamante

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: Tomorrow, Saturday, August 8th will be observed as a National Day of Mourning in Jamaica as many pause to bid adieu to Lady Gladys Bustamante.

The widow of National Hero, Sir Alexander Bustamante, passed away on July 25, at the age of 97. Lady Bustamante will be laid to rest tomorrow.

Jamaicans residing in Washington and the metro areas of the United States were among those paying tribute to the late widow by signing a Condolence Book, which was opened at the Jamaican Embassy, in Washington, on August 3.

Jamaica`s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Anthony Johnson, was the first to sign the book.

Reflecting on the life of Lady Bustamante, Ambassador Johnson said that, `the passing of Lady B is another milestone in the history of our young nation. Her voyage as a young Jamaican girl from the hills of Westmoreland to the city of Kingston is a text book on the Jamaican story. Blessed with a loving family and a strong character, she was able to become a faithful companion to the man who symbolised the Jamaican revolt of 1938.`