Rightward-leaning prime ministers, such as Charles of Dominica, Adams of Barbados, and Seaga
of Jamaica, contended that the fraught situation in Grenada threatened the entire region.
Some like Seaga
of Jamaica saw the plan as a Marshall Plan for the region.
When the Opposition leader, Edward Seaga
, came before us, all he did was give a speech rather than give testimony," he says.
By the end of 1980, Jamaica was nearly bankrupt and Manley was defeated by conservative Edward Seaga
, who became the Reagan administration's closest ally in the Caribbean.
Brathwaite lived and wrote in the Jamaica of "Papa Eddie" Seaga
(1980-90), during the "stability" resulting from the austerity tactics of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), random killings by police, and that special invention, the HEART Program (Human Employment and Resource Training), intended to create "skilled workers," cooks, cosmetologists, and waiters, as tuition increases at the university and the firing of teachers in the high schools threatened education.
For examples, see Edward Seaga
, "Revival Cults in Jamaica," Jamaica Journal, Vol.
of the Jamaica Labor Party also met with John Paul II.
Mr Edward Seaga
, a golden oldie record producer, and former prime minister, truly raged: "It is not the first time that the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation has let down the trust of the nation in securing our heritage.
Marley marked his return to Jamaica in 1978, with a performance at the One Love Peace Concert in Kingston, where he brought the Prime Minister, Michael Manley, and the leader of the opposition, Edward Seaga
, together, and called for peace.
But prominent politician Bruce Golding, who left the JLP years ago, rejoined the party recently, leading to speculation he is in line to take over the leadership when Seaga
Former Jamaica Prime Minister Edward Seaga
isn't surprised Fuller won over the Hearts support by a landslide.
Bursts or gunfire rang out in the background as Jamaica Labour Party leader Edward Seaga
accused the police and army of provoking violence in the area because it was his political stronghold.