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Retired high court judge Boyd Carey is dead

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 5:31 AM
Boyd Carey

Retired Jamaican high court judge, Boyd Carey died today at his home in Florida, USA.

He was 85.

One of his daughters Ruth, says Jamaica and the Caribbean have lost a brilliant legal mind.

"Justice Carey's judgments continue to be one of the most cited in the Caribbean" she said

Justice Carey served 32 years in the Judiciary of the Caribbean as a Judge of the Court of Appeal in Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize.

He also sat as a Judge of the Supreme Court and acted as Arbitrator on many occasions.

Justice Carey was Associate Tutor for 25 years at the Normal Manley Law School, Jamaica and the Eugene Dupuch Law School in Bahamas.

The noted jurist was also an active member of the Jamaican Bar Association, the Kingston College Old Students' Association and the Kingston Cricket Club.

In 2010, a court removed him as chairman of the commission of enquiry that looked into the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s.

The Judicial Review Court ordered his removal because it found that he was a FINSAC debtor.

He was born in Kingston on January 1, 1930 and was educated at Kingston College and the University of London.

He leaves behind - wife Beverly, three daughters and a son.