Sunday 16 June, 2019

EU Delegation, heads of mission pay tribute to Seaga

Loop file photo from official reception of the body of former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga.

Loop file photo from official reception of the body of former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga.

The European Union Delegation and the Heads of Mission of Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom have extended deepest condolences to the family of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga and the people of Jamaica. 

Seaga, Jamaica's fifth prime minister, died on May 28 at age 89 in a hospital in the United States after an extended battle with illness.

The EU Delegation described Seaga as a visionary leader and one of the pioneers of post-independence development in Jamaica.

"Mr Seaga was one of the founding fathers who framed the Jamaican Constitution, 1961-1962, and for over 40 years, contributed immensely to the establishment of key institutions and initiatives that have anchored Jamaica's development and democracy. We mourn his passing alongside his family and the people of Jamaica," the delegation said in a statement.

The State Funeral for Seaga will be held on Sunday, June 23, beginning at noon, at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, 1 George Headley Drive in Kingston. Interment will follow at the National Heroes Park.

 

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