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Former Prime Minister, Hon. Edward Seaga will be the guest speaker at a Dinner/Dance, commemorating Jamaica’s anniversary of Independence, to be held on Friday, August 6, at the Fort Lauderdale Hilton Hotel.
Hosted by members of Jamaica United Relief Association (JURA), a South Florida non-profit community association, the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a Cultural Extravaganza and reception.
On Thursday, August 5, Mr. Seaga will be guest of the Broward County South Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, where he will launch his autobiography – ‘Edward Seaga: My Life and Leadership, Volume One: Clash of Ideologies 1930-1980’.
Mr. Seaga, who served as Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister from 1980 to 1989, will also read from his memoirs and will be available for signings.
Since his retirement in January 2005, after more than 40 years of service to Jamaica’s Parliament, Mr. Seaga has pursued research as a Distinguished Fellow at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and is also Pro-Chancellor of the University of Technology (UTech).
Cultural performances at both events will be delivered by the Tivoli Gardens Dancers, the Jamaica Rising Dancers; singer, Candi and Sierra Norwood Calvary Baptist Church Cultural Dancers.
On Saturday, August 7, Mr. Seaga will travel to Atlanta where he will also be the guest speaker at the Jamaica Independence Ball and Scholarship Awards Gala, to be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel. The event is being hosted by the Atlanta Jamaica Association (AJA).