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Former Chief Justice Edward Zacca knighted

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2015 | 3:20 AM

Former Chief Justice of Jamaica, Edward Zacca, has been honoured with a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to justice in British Overseas Territories.

He will now be formally addressed as Sir Edward, and his wife, as Lady Zacca.

Zacca was among hundreds of people recognised by the Queen in her 2015 Birthday Honours List published Friday.

Sir Edward is the father of Christopher Zacca - a businessman and former president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica.

Sir Edward has had made an exceptional contribution in guiding the development of the law in Overseas Territories as the President of the Court of Appeal in three UK Overseas Territories - Bermuda, Turks & Caicos and The Cayman Islands.

Sir Edward is said to have made an exceptional contribution in guiding Bermuda and the Cayman Islands in particular, with their large financial service industries whose growth and reputation have depended heavily on their internationally respected courts and maintaining the confidence of the business and wider community in the legal institutions.

Edward Zacca’s membership of the Privy Council since 1996, as well as his judicial service in Jamaica for over 38 years, reinforce and spread that positive influence more widely.