Monday 10 December, 2018

Seaga’s indisputable work and service deserves recognition - PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (third right) with former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga (third left), Juliet Holness (left), Tian Qi (far left), Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport (right) and Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (third right) with former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga (third left), Juliet Holness (left), Tian Qi (far left), Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport (right) and Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie.

The North-South leg of Highway 2000 which links Kingston to Ocho Rios and the wider north coast of Jamaica, has been officially renamed in honour of former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga.
 
The Highway will now be referred to as the Edward Seaga Highway. 
 
In his keynote address at the official renaming ceremony, Holness noted that Seaga dedicated his life to conceptualising and building many national institutions and that it is an appropriate and fitting symbol to rename the Highway in his honour.


 
“Outside of the symbolic appropriateness, Mr Seaga’s indisputable work and service deserve recognition. As we seek to build a nation there must be a space carved out in the competitive political landscape for magnanimity, respect for leaders, value for national sacrifice and certain decency in honour and public affairs,” said Prime Minister Holness. 
 
The Prime Minister called on Jamaicans to rise above partisan political ideologies and give due recognition of the work of leaders of the country. 

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