Tears flowed freely among the JLP supporters at the National Arena in Kingston when conference Chairman, Desmond McKenzie, moved to remember the late former Prime Minister and ex-JLP Leader, Edward Seaga.
Mr. Seaga died earlier this year at age 89.
McKenzie, who’s JLP Deputy Leader and Mr. Seaga’s successor as MP for West Kingston, recognized the passing of several labourites who died during the course of the year.
He noted the recent death of former MP, Douglas Vaz, McKenzie wept and paused for 44-seconds to compose himself before announcing Mr. Seaga’s passing.
JLP Chairman, Robert Montague, rushed to Mr. McKenzie’s side. Montague placed an arm around the West Kingston MP and Seaga protege as McKenzie was overcome with emotion.