Supreme Court, Appellate Court observe moment of silence for late Chief Justice Sir Edward Zacca

The late Edward Zacca

Both the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal on Monday (Nov 11) observed a moment of silence in recognition of the passing of former Chief Justice Sir Edward Zacca.

Zacca is the father of Sagicor boss Christopher ‘Chris’ Zacca. The former chief justice passed this morning after a prolonged illness.

Supreme Court Judge Justine Vivene Harris, expressed that the service given by the former chief justice was of great note.

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn said that one of the things that made Sir Edward admirable was his total commitment to public service.

Sir Edward was said to have served in every Court of Appeal in the Caribbean as well as on the London-based Privy Council. Sir Edward was knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in 2015.

He was sworn in as the Chief Justice in Jamaica 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.