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Former prime minister hospitalised in United States

Former prime minister, Edward Seaga, has been hospitalised in the United States where he is treated for an undisclosed ailment.

“We would like to thank everyone for their love and prayers,” his wife, Carla said in a statement issued on Thursday night
The Jamaica Observer newspaper, quoting sources close to the family, said that Seaga is hospitalised at an unknown hospital in Miami.

It said the sources did not disclose the ailment of the former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader who served as prime minister from 1980-89 and became ill while travelling overseas.

Seaga, Jamaica’s fifth prime minister, was the JLP leader from 1974 to 2005 when he retired from active politics.

Since his retirement he has been an honorary distinguished fellow at the professorial level at The University of the West Indies, and also serves as chancellor of the University of Technology, Jamaica.


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