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Frankie Paul to get champion's funeral

STUCK ON YOU: A national treasure will be laid to rest

AS PART of the Jamaican government's contribution to reggae star Frankie Paul's funeral, Minister of Culture Olivia 'Babsy' Grange has given the go-ahead for a state-style service to be held at the island's National Arena.

Originally slated for June 10, the date was recently pushed back to June 17, to allow Olympian Usain Bolt to compete for the final time on Jamaican soil at the Racer's Grand Prix, last Saturday.

According to Frankie's sister, Tisha Clarke, the family wanted to wait and give the singer the send-off he deserves.

Interment will follow at the Dovecot Memorial Gardens.

Frankie Paul, who had lost a leg due to diabetes complications in 2016, died at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew on May 18.

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