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Douglas Vaz
(1936 – 10 November 2019)
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Douglas Vaz
Former Cabinet Minister, Jamaica

Douglas Vaz was a Jamaican politician and former Cabinet Minister.

Early life

Douglas Vaz was born in Jamaica in 1936.

Career

Douglas Vaz as a four-term Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament (MP). He was first elected to the Parliament of Jamaica in 1976, from the North Central St Andrew constituency. Vaz switched districts in 1989, to the North East St Andrew constituency, vacating North Central St Andrew for Karl Samuda. Vaz lost his seat in North East St Andrew to Karlene Kirlew-Robertson in 1993. Between 1980 and 1989, Vaz served in the Cabinet of Jamaica formed by prime minister Edward Seaga, as the Minister of Industry and Commerce.

Personal life

Vaz married wife Sonia in 1959. The couple divorced in 1984.  He was the father of current West Portland MP and Cabinet Minister, Daryl Vaz.

Death

Vaz died in his sleep on 10 November 2019.  He was 83.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Vaz

http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/former-industry-and-commerce-minister-douglas-vaz-has-died

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Occupation Politician
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Date of Birth 1936
Place of Birth Jamaica
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Date of Death 10 November 2019 (aged 83)
Place of Death Jamaica
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Former Cabinet Minister, Jamaica
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