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Seaga Funeral: Tivoli readies to say farewell to its 'godfather'

Sunday, June 23, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — From shortly after 10 this morning residents of Tivoli Gardens, the lower income community created by Edward Seaga in the heart of the Kingston Western constituency that he represented for 40 years, started moving out to attend his funeral.

Following a massive setup in the Tivoli centre last night, which lasted well into this morning, Several sleepy residents made their wayby ones and twos to the Holy Trinity Cathedral where the funeral is being held.

Among them was a former resident of Tivoli, who migrated to the United States, but came home yesterday just to attend the funeral.

But the high point for Tivoli Gardens will come at 1:00 pm when one of his legacies, The Tivoli Garden's Drum Corps, will join with Magnificent Troopers Drum Corps, to lead a March out of the community.

The marchers are scheduled to travel along Seaga Boulevard through Denham Town and up Duke Street where they will be based until the official funeral party passes.

Tivoli has been in mourning since news came of the death of it's long time representative on May 28. But the pain of the loss has been tempered by numerous activities, including a revival service, to celebrate the life of its former MP.

Arthur Hall

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