Jamaica: Seaga to be honoured
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 4, CMC – Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga will be honoured by the Houses of Parliament for the role he played in crafting the country’s post Independence Parliamentary landscape.
The tribute – part of Jamaica 50 celebrations, will be paid to Seaga at a special Joint Meeting of the Houses on October 9 Gordon House – the seat of Parliament.
Seaga, the only surviving member of the team that drafted the Jamaican Constitution, is also one of three surviving members of the first Parliament of independent Jamaica.
He holds the distinction of being Jamaica’s longest serving Member of Parliament, having represented the constituency of West Kingston from 1962 until he retired in 2005.
Following his retirement from representational politics, he assumed the position of Senior Research Fellow at the University of the West Indies. In 2010 Seaga was appointed Chancellor of the University of Technology
Former Members of Parliament, public officials and members of the diplomatic corps will be in attendance.