Four days of mourning for Seaga

June 18, 2019
Edward Seaga

The nation will observe a period of mourning in honour of the life and service of late former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga, from June 19 to 22.

No public social functions or official events should be held during the four-day period.

According to a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister, it is customary during an official period of mourning to curtail activities of a flamboyant or celebratory nature and restrict engagements deemed noisy, until the period has concluded. This usually coincides with the end of the burial ceremony.

Additionally, throughout the period, the National Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all public buildings.

The state funeral for Seaga will be held on Sunday, June 23, beginning at noon, at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, 1 George Headley Drive in Kingston. Interment will follow at the National Heroes Park.

Leading up to the funeral, Seaga’s body will lie in state on June 19 and 20 at the National Arena in Kingston.

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