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Seaga is a Visionary for the Cultural Sector – Holness

Seaga is a Visionary for the Cultural Sector – Holness
The Most Hon. Edward Seaga, Former Prime Minister of Jamaica
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described Former Prime Minister The Most Honourable Seaga as a visionary, leader and statesman who did much for the cultural sector.

Mr. Seaga played a pivotal role in the creation of the Cultural Training Centre now the Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts and produced several pieces of Jamaican music which became internationally known.

In that regard, Prime Minister Holness has assured members of the creative industry particularly those involved in Entertainment Tourism, that the Government supports and will continue to promote the sector.

The Prime Minister noted this would be a fitting honour of Mr. Seaga’s legacy.

“Brand Jamaica is the patrimony of all Jamaicans and every single Jamaican has a right to benefit from it and I want to assure Jamaicans, particularly in the creative community that your Government stands in support of you and your Government, will do everything to ensure that you can benefit from the patrimony of your forefathers. This would also be a great way of honouring the work of our former Prime Minister, our former leader, a man who has sacrificed so much and has done so much in preserving and promoting the culture of Jamaica,” said Prime Minister Holness.

Prime Minister Holness was speaking at an official ceremony Yesterday (June 12), to declare the North-South Leg of Highway 2000 Officially as the Edward Seaga Highway.