Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Seaga’s body scheduled to arrive in Kingston on Sunday

Former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga.

Former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga.

The body of the late former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga, is scheduled to arrive in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday, June 2.

Seaga’s remains, draped in the national flag, is to arrive on a Caribbean Airlines flight at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA), escorted by members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).

Family members, including widow, Carla, and daughter, Gabrielle, are scheduled to be on the flight.

The body is to be received by the Government with the appropriate honour guard in place. On hand will be Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen; Prime Minister Andrew Holness; Members of the Cabinet; Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips; Members of Parliament; relatives of Mr. Seaga, among others.

Seaga, Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister, died in a hospital in the United States on May 28. He was 89 years old.

The late former prime minster has been accorded a state funeral.

Meanwhile, a period of mourning is to be announced, and condolence books have been opened at locations across the island, including the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in Kingston and Montego Bay; municipal corporations across the country; Gordon House; and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

Persons overseas will also have the opportunity to sign condolence books, which will be opened in all Jamaican diplomatic missions.

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