Leaders hail Seaga for peerless service

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TRIBUTES poured in yesterday for former Prime Minister and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Edward Seaga, beloved by many Jamaicans across the country and in the Diaspora for his peerless service and contribution to nation-building.Seaga, who marked his 89th birthday yesterday, died at a hospital in Miami, Florida where he was undergoing treatment.

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House observes minute of silence for Seaga

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness indicated yesterday that the thought of seeking a postponement of the sitting of the House of Representatives, following the death of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, crossed his mind.

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Judge: You have to convince me you are going somewhere

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THE prosecution in the Uchence Wilson Gang trial has found itself in a spot of bother after Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday demanded that he be presented with a roadmap of the Crown’s case, as he is unclear about the purpose of the mountain of evidence that has been presented so far in the case.

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‘Jamaica has lost a true visionary’

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — There was an outpouring of sadness across western Jamaica following the passing of former Prime Minister Edward Phillip George Seaga.“It is a sad day. Jamaica has lost a true visionary, patriotic and outstanding cultural activist in the persona of Mr Seaga,” said newspaper publisher and former People’s National Party Member of Parliament for St James Central Lloyd B Smith.

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Martin Henry dies suddenly

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Academic and political commentator Martin Henry died suddenly last night, sending shock waves throughout the media and education fraternities.Henry collapsed on the premises of Television Jamaica after appearing on a special tribute programme to former Prime Minister Edward Seaga who died yesterday in Miami.

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Week one of MoBay crackdown nets close to 1,000

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Some 50 people were arrested and 900 others ticketed for various offences in St James during last week’s multi-agency crackdown operation in the second city, which is currently under a state of public emergency (SOE).The police have also vowed to continue the operation for another 90 days.

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Edward Seaga May 28,1930 - May 28, 2019

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The bright light that characterised the life of Edward Phillip George Seaga faded yesterday in sync with the last heartbeat of an illustrious life that symbolically ended on his 89th birthday.Seaga, Jamaica’s fifth prime minister, former leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), succumbed to one of mankind’s bitter enemies — cancer.

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Tivoli in tears

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They knew he was very ill. But the people of Tivoli Gardens also knew that their former member of parliament, Edward Phillip George Seaga, was a fighter who had defied the odds several times in the past, so they planned a massive party to celebrate his 89th birthday yesterday in the hope that he would feel their love in his hospital bed in Miami, Florida, and return to Jamaica to spend more time with them.But that was not to be.

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This Day in History— May 29

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Today is the 149th day of 2019. There are 216 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1999: Olusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria’s first civilian president in 15 years, ending a string of disastrous military regimes. OTHER EVENTS1453: Turks capture Constantinople, capital of Byzantine Empire. Some historians list date as end of Middle Ages.

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The early years of Edward Seaga through the eyes of sisters, Fay Tortello and Jean Anderson

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An edited version of the Desmond Allen Interviews published in 2004  E ven though their lives inevitably separate into their own tributaries of fate over time, the story of Fay Tortello and Jean Anderson is inextricably linked, and woven into the larger history of the coming of the Lebanese to Jamaica, but more importantly, the rise to prominence of Edward Seaga, their beloved brother.

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