Sunday 15 December, 2019

PSOJ saddened by passing of Douglas Vaz, Sir Edward Zacca

The PSOJ extended sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues off former Industry and Commerce Minister Douglas Vaz  (left) and former Chief Justice of Jamaica Sir Edward Zacca (right)
 

The PSOJ extended sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues off former Industry and Commerce Minister Douglas Vaz (left) and former Chief Justice of Jamaica Sir Edward Zacca (right)  

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has expressed sadness at the passing of former Industry and Commerce Minister Douglas Vaz and former Chief Justice of Jamaica Sir Edward Zacca.
 
The PSOJ extended sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of both men. 
 
“Mr Vaz was a dedicated representative of the Jamaican people and one of the founding members of the PSOJ. He believed in mutual respect, equal rights and justice being observed by all and for all. He was a force to be reckoned with and a successful businessman. His legacy will remain that of an exemplary Jamaican citizen and political representative,” POSJ said in a statement on Monday.
 
Vaz passed away in his sleep on Saturday night.  He was 83 years old.
 
The POSJ went on to salute Zacca as a pioneer in his field and as an individual who was committed to excellence. 
 
“Sir Zacca was one was the fourth Caribbean Chief Justice to be appointed to the Privy Council and the first from Jamaica. He was knighted by The Queen in her 2015 Birthday Honours list, “for services to the Courts of Appeal in Bermuda, Turks & Caicos Islands and the Cayman Islands”. He served our judicial system for 38 years.”
 
Zacca died on Monday after ailing for some time, He was 88.

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