Edward Seaga has died

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has died.

Seaga, who turned 89 today, is Jamaica’s fifth prime minister, from 1980 to 1989, and the leader of the JLP 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.

He fell ill earlier this month and was being treated in Miami, Florida.

More information later.