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The Honourable Edward Seaga Dies - Tributes Dominate Social Media!

Jamaicans at home and abroad is today mourning the passing of an esteemed public servant, The Most Honourable, Edward Phillip George Seaga, the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica.

According to a report from the office of the prime minister...

He transitioned today at approximately 1:00 pm Jamaica time. Mr Seaga was receiving treatment in the United States and had his family with him.

And as expected, his passing dominated the local press and social media!

The following are fifteen (15) of the most notable tweets about him, his contribution to Jamaica, and his impeccable legacy.

May his soul rest in peace.

  1. Andrew Holness @AndrewHolnessJM

    I consider Mr. Seaga my political father. He has been a great mentor, friend and guide in imparting the skills on strategic leadership and in building a nation.

    I owe him & indeed Jamaica owes him a debt of gratitude.
    He will forever remain in our hearts and minds. #RIPMrSeaga

  2. Cliff Hughes‏ @cliffnationwide

    Edward Seaga the biggest nation builder of independent Jamaica has died on the date of his birthday May 28 at the age of 89.

    Controversial and polarizing. But fiercely committed to building a better Jamaica. RIP Eddie!
    15 replies 180 retweets 347 likes

  3. Gordon Swaby @Gordonswaby

    Rest in Peace to Pappa Eddie. Edward Seaga was the last living person on the committee that drafted the Jamaican constitution.

    A legend, but also a polarizing figure in J'can politics, nobody can deny how much he contributed to Jamaica

  4. Dr Nigel Clarke‏ @DrNigelClarkeJa

    Today, Jamaica has lost a founding father, a visionary, an institution builder, a great leader and a committed servant of the people.

    He has left a compelling legacy of achievement. We honour the life and service of The Most Hon Edward Phillip George Seaga, ON, MP.

  5. Duane C.E Smith, JP‏ @DCESJA

    A very hard time for many. Regardless of political persuasions; we all agree Mr Seaga truly lived a life of service and development. #RIP

  6. UTech, Jamaica‏ @UTechJamaica

    The University of Technology, Jamaica notes with profound regret, the passing of our Chancellor and former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Edward Seaga, earlier today.

  7. JMEA‏ @theJMEA_

    The JMEA honours the life of former Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Edward Seaga; leader, nation builder and visionary.

  8. HEART Trust/NTA‏ @hearttrustnta

    The HEART Trust/NTA joins the nation in mourning the passing of the Most Honourable Edward Seaga, former Prime Minister of Jamaica and the pioneering founder of the Trust; and we salute his vision and passion in creating the HEART Trust in 1982 RIPMrSeaga

  9. Naomi Francis‏ @PressSecOPM

    On the day we celebrate his birthday we mourn his death. Edward Seaga, Jamaica's 5th Prime Minister - visionary and statement. He's the 1st PM I remember from my childhood years. I'm honoured to have covered him as a journalist and to have met this great leader #RIPEdwardSeaga

  10. Chris Zacca‏ @chriszacca

    Our former Prime Minister The Most Honorable Edward Seaga led a long life of service to Jamaica and all Jamaicans. Our prayers of comfort are with his family on this tremendously sad occasion. Rest Well Mr Seaga.

  11. Floyd Green‏ @floydgreenja

    Edward Seaga will be remembered for tremendous legacies. I however will never forget that the day before the general election in 2016, Mr. Seaga made the time to call me, to check if everything was in place and to encourage me. That meant the world to me. #RIPMrSeaga #PapaEddie

  12. Boogie‏ @nnboogie

    It's officially the end of an era. Whatever you may have thought of his political policies and ideas, it is undeniable that Edward Seaga helped shape the culture of Jamaica. Alright sir, walk good.

  13. Wayne Chen @wcchen

    "We must determine what is good and reject vehemently what is not, or we will become modern day slaves to new masters in a new colonial-like regime making true independence a fiction."

    Edward Seaga, born 89 years ago today, on 28 May 1930. Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister.

  14. Juliet Holness‏ @JulietHolness

    Hearing the news of the passing of former Prime Minister Edward George Seaga is heartbreaking. I extend my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Seaga, may his soul rest in peace ❤️

  15. CliveMullings‏ @mullings_clive

    The passing of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga marks the end of an era . He has left a tremendous legacy and body of work which has shaped modern Jamaica.

    To influence the Constitution and Charter of rights , Culture, Infrastucture, the Economy Stock Market has no parallel.

Prior to his death, Mr. Seaga was the last surviving member of the framers of the Jamaican Constitution.

He served as JLP leader for 31 years and as Member of Parliament for West Kingston from 1962 until his retirement in 2005, 43 years, that's the longest ever by any political representative in Jamaica.

He was Prime Minister of Jamaica between 1980 and 1989.
You can read more about Mr. Seaga and his legacy here.

Watch JNN's tribute to Mr. Seaga

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May 28, 2019
The end of an era
by: Anonymous

His passing is truly the end of an era that we will only read about in the history books.

An amazing public servant! RIP papa eddie

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