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Seaga Funeral: Mourners at ‘Heroes Park’ complain about blocking of ordinary people

Sunday, June 23, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica —As a growing crowd anxiously awaits the burial of former prime minister Edward Seaga at National Heroes Park, there is still discontent that more of the 'ordinary' people have not been allowed to venture into certain sections of the venue.

"All some a them area dey wa dem block off, them shouldn’t block dem off", one man shouted at the top of his voice, the heads of policemen and soldiers turning almost simultaneously, looking quizically at what the fuss could be about.

Only officially accredited officials, media personnel and dignitaries are allowed beyond certain points of the facility, which will be Seaga's final resting place. His vault lies almost opposite to the tomb of the man he succeeded as leader of the Jamaica Labour Party in 1974, Hugh Lawson Shearer.

"Me no think Mr Seaga woulda love wa a gwaan. Him was a man who did love the people, an me feel say the ordinary man no get a chance fi go close to him body," another in the group said.

"Dem fi open up the place fi real fi mek the people dem come in," another interjected.

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