Tears for Seaga at JLP Conference

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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.

Desmond McKenzie, JLP Deputy Leader and Member of Parliament for West Kingston.


Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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