As part of its Jamaica 50 celebrations, the Houses of Parliament will honour former Prime Minister the Most Hon. Edward Seaga for the role he played in crafting the post-Independence Parliamentary landscape. Tribute will be paid to Mr. Seaga at a special Joint Meeting of the Houses on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Gordon House. The ceremony will see the attendance of former Members of Parliament, public officials and members of the diplomatic corps.
Mr. Seaga, the only surviving member of the team that drafted the Jamaican Constitution, is also one of three surviving members of the first Parliament of independent Jamaica. Mr. Seaga also holds the distinction of being Jamaica’s longest serving Member of Parliament, having represented the constituency of West Kingston from 1962 until he retired in 2005.