President of the New Democratic Party, Dr. the Hon. Godwin Friday will be traveling to Jamaica to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Mr. Edward Seaga. The funeral will be held on Sunday 23rd June 2019.
Mr. Seaga served as Jamaica’s Prime Minister from 1980 to 1989 and was the only remaining member of the generation of leaders who drafted that country’s constitution when Jamaica gained independence from Britain in 1962. He was the Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party from 1974 to 2005.
Dr. Friday is attending the funeral as an executive member of the Caribbean Democrat Union (CDU) and also as the President of the New Democratic Party, a sister party of the JLP.
The New Democratic Party extends condolences to the family of Mr. Seaga, to Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the JLP and to the people of Jamaica. We share your loss.
Whilst Dr. Friday is abroad, Hon. St. Clair Leacock will be Acting President.