Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis paid his respects at the Lying-in-State this morning of Former Parliamentarian, the late Mr. Earl Thompson, Sr., at the House of Assembly, Parliament Square. Also paying respects was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest and other Cabinet Ministers, Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis, President of the Senate the Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith, Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon. Halson Moultrie, and other officials. The House Speaker is also pictured greeting family members of Mr. Earl Thompson, Sr. — his wife Mrs. Venencia Thompson, and son, Earl Thompson, Jr., upon their arrival at the House of Assembly. There will be a State-Recognized Funeral for Mr. Thompson on Friday morning, October 5, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, with interment at the Monastic Cemetery at St. Augustine’s.