Seaga’s body to arrive home Sunday

The body of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga will arrive on the island on Sunday, June 2, the government has announced.

The country’s fifth Prime Minister died in a United States hospital on the afternoon of May 28, his 89th birthday.

He is being accorded a State funeral.

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

Family members, including widow Carla Seaga and daughter Gabrielle, will be on the flight.

The body will be received by the Government with the appropriate honour guard in place.

Persons on hand will include Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Members of the Cabinet, Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips, Members of Parliament, and relatives of Mr Seaga.

Meanwhile, a period of mourning is to be announced, the government said.

It added that condolence books have opened at locations across the island, including the Office of the Prime

Minister in Kingston and Montego Bay, Municipal Corporations, 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 diplomatic missions.


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