City crematorium to be completed by weekend

- Jordan

Works at Georgetown’s first crematorium is expected to be completed on March 1, according to Head of the Cemetery Committee Ranwell Jordan.

Jordan told reporters last Friday that the crematorium, which is located in the same compound with the Le Repentir Cemetery, would be a state-of-the-art facility.

Deputy Mayor Patricia Chase-Green had said that since early 2013, the Mayor and City Council along with the revived Cemetery Committee began to seriously look at an application by Dr. Carl Niamatali to build a crematorium. She said that the city’s role will be

Works still in progress on Georgetown’s first crematorium, which is slated to be open on Saturday. (Photo by Arian Browne)
Works still in progress on Georgetown’s first crematorium, which is slated to be open on Saturday. (Photo by Arian Browne)

to lease the land and that all services will be run by Dr. Niamatali and his association.

Further, Chase-Green said that for years there were numerous bids and applications to assist with the restoration of the cemetery, but for one reason or another none ever panned out.

She recalled that in 2006 and 2007, the Cemetery Committee was resuscitated and it assessed various proposals.

Chase-Green noted that although there were numerous proposals, Dr. Niamatali was more aggressive in his pursuit and did seem more prepared to begin construction.

Dr. Niamatali told Stabroek News that there will be a press conference to talk about the crematorium soon.


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