Friday 27 November, 2020

Former Chief Justice Sir Edward Zacca has died

Sir Edward Zacca

Sir Edward Zacca

The legal fraternity has been plunged into mourning with the passing of former Chief Justice of Jamaica, Sir Edward Zacca.

Zacca died on Monday morning after ailing for sometime. He was 88.

He was sworn in as Chief Justice of Jamaica by Sir Florizel Glaspole at Kings House on January 2, 1985. On September 1, 1992, he became the fourth Caribbean Chief Justice to be appointed to the Privy Council and the first from Jamaica.

He also served as President of the Court of Appeal of the Bahamas from March 2000 to July 2001.

Sir Edward was knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in 2015.

He is survived by his wife Hope Margaret and his children Christopher, Edward Jr and Karen.

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