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Douglas Vaz (died 9 November 2019) was a Jamaican politician.

Vaz was a member of the Jamaica Labour Party, which he represented throughout his political career.[1] 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.[2][3]

Vaz married Sonia in 1959. The couple divorced in 1984.[4] Their son, Daryl Vaz, is also a politician.[5][6] Douglas Vaz died in his sleep on 9 November 2019, aged 83.[7]

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  1. ^ "JLP mourns, PM pays tribute to Douglas Vaz". The Gleaner. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Former JLP Cabinet minister Douglas Vaz is dead". Buzz Caribbean. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  3. ^ "UPDATE: JLP mourns former Industry, Commerce Minister Douglas Vaz". The Gleaner. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Swimming in money". Black Enterprise. 21 (9): 27. April 1991. ISSN 0006-4165.
  5. ^ Weston, Donique (10 November 2019). "Former Cabinet Minister Douglas Vaz has died". IRIE-FM. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Former government minister, Douglas Vaz is dead". Jamaica Observer. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  7. ^ "FORMER JAMAICA LABOR PARTY MINISTER DOUGLAS VAZ, DIES AT 83!". Foundation Media Radio Network. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.