Trinidad and Tobago’s National Flag will be flown at half-mast tomorrow, the day of the National Funeral Service for assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise.
In a media release, the National Security Ministry issued the advice to all state and non-state agencies and all Trinidad and Tobago diplomatic missions abroad.
It reminds that the National Flag should be flown at half-mast or half-staff by lowering the flag by its own depth from its normal position at the peak of the staff when the nation is in mourning.
At half-mast, the flag is first hoisted to the top of the staff for an instant, and then lowered to the half-mast position.
Also, it says before lowering the flag for the day, the flag is again raised to the top of the staff first.
Other flags on the same stand of poles should also be at half-mast or should not be flown at all when the National Flag is at half-mast.
Flags of foreign nations should not be flown at half mast, unless their country is also observing the period of mourning.