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Mourning a Statesman | Photo highlights from Seaga’s funeral

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:16 AM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness lays a wreath on behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica on the grave of the late Edward Seaga at National Heroes Park yesterday.
A bird’s-eye view inside the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity during yesterday’s funeral for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. A national heritage site, the 108-year-old building boasts several intricate murals.
Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga’s coffin rests on a gun carriage as it is drawn by a JDF 1974 Land Rover as the procession makes its way along Duke Street on the two-kilometre journey to National Heroes Park for interment yesterday.
A Jamaica Defence Force officer hands the folded flag, which draped the coffin of Edward Seaga, to his widow, Carla, as a mark of respect, thanking the family for the former prime minister’s service to the country. Their daughter, Gabrielle, look on at left.
The guard of army officers, with swords drawn, take up their positions around the coffin bearing the remains of the late Edward Seaga at the state funeral yesterday.
As the Police Mounted Troop enters the National Heroes Park, two attendants rush into position to avert a messy disaster for hundreds of mourners following behind in the procession.
Herbert Downes was among persons who journed from across Jamaica to celebrate the life of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga yesterday. Downes is from Hanover.
A police officer hands out funeral programmes to members of the public gathered to mourn the late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga outside the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Kingston yesterday.
Mourners make their way along North Street to take up position as they await the funeral procession yesterday.
Residents of West Kingston hold a wreath outside the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on North Street in Kingston, where the funeral of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga was held yesterday. Seaga was the member of parliament for West Kingston for 43 years, making him the longest-serving MP in the nation’s history.
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