Jamaica News, Kingston: It was a solemn and mournful sight at the Jamaica Labor Party headquarters located at Belmont Road, New Kingston, as persons wept openly and bid their final farewell to the late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, on Wednesday morning.
The body of the former Prime Minister laid in state at the venue, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Mourners were disgruntled, after they were informed that the casket which holds the body of the political giant, was not going to be opened.
In the meanwhile, Minister of Culture, Gender, Sports and Entertainment, Olivia “Babsy” Grange, made an announcement that Mr. Seaga’s body will lie in state at the Montego Bay Civic Centre, in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, St James, on Friday morning, June 7.
The body is expected to be at the Civic Centre venue from 9:00 a.m. on Friday to 12:00 noon.
From there, the delegation transporting the remains of Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister, will move on to the St John’s Anglican Church in Ocho Rios, St Ann, for viewing at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Then at 7:00 p.m., there will be a candle lighting vigil at the Ocho Rios pier.
Residents of St Ann will get to spend more time with Seaga’s remains, as he is said to have played a vital role in the development of that particular parish.