Former Jamaica Chief Justice Dies


KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Sir Edward Zacca, who served as a chief justice of Jamaica as well as president of the Court of Appeal in the Bahamas, died Monday after a long illness. He was 88.

Sir Edward, who was knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in 2015 also served in the Courts of Appeal in Bermuda, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Cayman Islands.
He was sworn in as the Chief Justice here in 1985 and also served as President of the Court of Appeal of the Bahamas from March 2000 to July 2001.

He was made a member of Britain’s Privy Council on September 1, 1992 and was the fourth Caribbean Chief Justice to be appointed to the Privy Council and the first from Jamaica.

Sir Edward is survived by his wife Hope Margaret and his children Christopher, Edward Jr and Karen. – CMC