Toppa Top 50: Fifty Great Jamaicans

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Edward Seaga

Perhaps the most enduring figure in Jamaican politics, Seaga was a long time MP and then the country’s fifth Prime Minister, from 1980 to 1989. As head of the Jamaica Labour Party, he acted as opposition leader from 1974 to 1980 and again from 1989 to 2005. But before that he was a scholar and music man, setting up one of the country’s first significant labels in West India Records Limited, later known as Dynamic Sounds after he sold it to Byron Lee. —Jesse Serwer