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Tributes flow for Eric Sealy


Carol Martindale

Tributes flow for Eric Sealy

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Barbadians here and abroad have been sending in tributes honouring the memory and the contributions of the late Eric “Fly” Sealy who died last night at the Geriatric Hospital.
Sealy, who was in his 80s, was living at the Beckles Road, St Michael facility for the past couple years.
Sealy, was remembered as an entertainment and boxing promoter. His contribution to the political landscape of this country was also highlighted by readers. His entry into politics started back in the 1950s during Local Government under the late mayor of Bridgetown Ernest Deighton Mottley.
This is what some of our Nation Facebook readers had to say when they heard of his death.
Tessa Clarke: “ I remember his work. He always made people think. I remember him voicing his concerns [on issues]. God Bless him. My deepest sympathies go out to his family”.
Al Wright: “He was the man about town known by all to speak his mind and challenge the establishment. Rest in Peace Eric. Condolences to the family”.
Tennyson Joseph: “A fountain of knowledge has passed. I hope someone can put together an autobiography on him. Condolences to his family. Rest in peace Fly.
Stephen Fields: “A legend passes. Three meetings during his long campaign stand out for me. The first, when our son, Marc, attended his first political meeting when he was a few weeks during the by-election campaign in St John in 1987. As always, “Fly” poured forth for more than two and a half hours. The second was in the Ivy during the Don Blackman era and the third in Brittons Hill, when “Lammie” Craig tried to unseat “Sandy”. Those were gems. Many politicos feared Fly, and with good reason. He was fearless. Rest in peace.
Patrick Porter: “Barbados has lost one of its original characters. May he rest in peace”.
Marilyn Greaves: “Mr Sealy rest in peace. Your legacy to Barbados will live on in history.”
Julian Reifer: “A social and sporting icon is gone. Rest in Peace”.

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