Grenada is being represented at the memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa for former President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.
Deputy Prime Minister Elvin Nimrod, and former Senator Chester Humphrey, a long standing local anti-apartheid campaigner, are representing Grenada at the event that will have delegations from over 150 countries.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, who presents the national budget on Tuesday, December 10, and regrets not being able to attend, has hailed former President Mandela as one of the greatest statesmen of the modern era.
The Grenada delegation left Port of Spain early Monday on a flight chartered by the government of Trinidad and Tobago for CARICOM delegations.
Flags in Grenada are being flown at half staff until the burial of the late President on Sunday.
Former President Mandela died last Thursday at the age of 95.