‘Titanic warrior’ - Seaga given hero’s farewell as last chapter of Independence era closes

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Late Jamaican statesman Edward Seaga was yesterday lauded by his long-time political rival P.J. Patterson as a “titanic warrior” whose patriotism and legacy to nation building set him aside as an Independence-era legend. Addressing the congregation…

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US Coast Guard denies abusing fishermen

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The United States Coast Guard has denied that five Jamaican fishermen who were held in 2017 and detained on the high seas for 32 days were subjected to inhumane treatment. The American Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of…

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Loyalist recalls Seaga’s Revivalist love affair

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While the funeral of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga was proceeding at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on North Street, Lucille Jonas, a “spiritual Revivalist”, was among the scores of persons who braved the sweltering heat of the…

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Got to go? Money-oh! - Residents cash in on Seaga mourners renting toilets and chairs

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Quick-thinking householders cashed in on chaotic scenes on the outskirts of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in downtown Kingston yesterday as mourners who could not land a seat in the funeral for Edward Seaga’s funeral forked out hundreds of dollars to…

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Ex-bodyguard hails ‘great’ man who transformed Tivoli

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Moments before joining scores of mourners inside The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity to bid farewell to late Jamaican statesman Edward Seaga, his one-time bodyguard was awash with tears yesterday as he recalled the former prime minister’s…

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J’cans salute Seaga on final journey

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As the Jamaica Defence Force fired the first round in the 19-gun salute indicating that the cortège was starting its journey from the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity towards National Heroes Park in Kingston yesterday, excitement filled the air…

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Mourning a Statesman | Photo highlights from Seaga’s funeral

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Bunting, Phillips to face off in PNP presidential election September 7

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The highly anticipated contest for the post of president of the People’s National Party (PNP) seems set for its annual conference in September. The party’s executive committee has proposed September 7 as the date for the election of…

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Antiguan government wants to buy out Digicel’s operation

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains committed to buying out the operations of Irish-owned telecommunication company, Digicel. The government reiterated the plan as it announced new…

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Contempt proceedings filed against FLA board by policeman

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The Board of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) has been taken court over its alleged failure to comply with a Supreme Court order to return the firearm of a policeman. Police constable Sancho Summerville is seeking an order that the FLA board…

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