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Heart of the people: In tribute to Edward Seaga

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:00 AM


l My mom always talks about him. I remember as a child when we were flooded in the 80s living in the ghetto, he visited us in the community that had rising water and spoke to my mom.

She is not alive now but I know that him talking to the community in his water boots and mom in the flood, made her speak highly of him ever since. Rest in peace, Sir Seaga.

– @Koreen Wilson




l Awesome legacy Mr Seaga has left us, as he stood for values and morals as a founding father to the nation who died on his birthday.

He will always be remembered for his love for the JLP party, politics and the Jamaican people. Thanks for giving and sharing your services and love. May his soul RIP and light perpetual shine around him. Blessings.

@Diane E Gray




l Anybody noticed the numbers? He was prime minister from 1980-89.

He died on his 89th Birthday. Condolences to the family. U have run ur race, Honourable Edward Seaga.

– @Anetta Robinson





l Eddie Seaga’s legacy is mixed, but with EXIM Bank, SLB, HEART, JAMPRO, UDC among many others, it makes up for his actions in the lead up to the 1980 election. Always a stalwart for Jamaica’s music and culture. Sleep in eternal peace, Edward Seaga.

– @Inkiru N. Bernard



l Only a legend can die on his birthday.

People will now know of all your contributions to this country. Sleep in peace, my father; I love you.

– @Melisa Firstlady Rose



l My deepest, deepest condolences to the family and the country of my birth. Mr Seaga has had a long, successful and beautiful journey; he is now at rest.

May his soul rest in peace. So long and farewell.

I have never lived under your leadership, but I have always felt like I knew you and respected you for the love you gave to your adopted country. Into each life some rain must fall; it’s now falling into mine, my heart is broken.

Thank you for your service. You were a giant among men. Much Love and respect. Your memories will live on.

– @Maxine Adderley



l I admired this man so much. I would always see him heading to the UWI library with his bodyguard when I was a student.

This was over 10 years ago. He could barely walk. He did so much for our country, whether we supported his political ideas or not. Truly worthy of being considered for national hero. May his soul sleep in peace.

– @reneelounds