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Parliamentarians observed the passing of long-time civil servant Vernon L. Jackson.

Mr. Jackson was a marriage officer, an educator and held positions across the public sector – in social services, education, communications, infrastructure and human resources.

Earlier this year, the Bodden Town Library was renamed for Mr. Jackson, recognising his service and dedication to the country.

In addition to serving as Director of Education, Mr. Jackson was also the Administration Secretary for Education and Social Services, a post now known as Chief Officer. “In Mr. Jackson’s words, the greatest privilege in life is to have been of service to your fellow-man and to have earned their respect. The Cayman Islands has lost a true servant of the people, a gentleman and a friend. He will be sorely missed. May his soul rest in peace,” said Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin.

Mr. Jackson passed away on Sunday. He was 87-years-old.

About the author

Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman is a Caribbean journalist with more than 15 years in the industry. Her roots steeped in print journalism, she made the transition to television in 2007. A reporter and talk show host in the Cayman Islands, she has focused on political and social issues affecting the community. She took the helm of the news product at Hurley's Media Ltd. as News Director in November, 2015. Ms Sulliman was raised in Trinidad & Tobago and graduated with honours in French Linguistics and Professional Writing from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. She is a proud mother and privileged to call the Cayman Islands home.

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