JIS News

The official funeral of the late Hon. Justice Carl Rattray, OJ, QC will take place on Tuesday, March 27 at the University Chapel, University of the West Indies, Mona, starting at 10:00 a.m.                                                                                                 

Mr. Rattray, who died on March 14, was a distinguished legal scholar and practitioner, who quietly but effectively used his vast intellect for the advancement of Jamaican jurisprudence and the practice of law. 

 He contributed tirelessly and selflessly to improving the social and economic welfare of the Jamaican people. He was awarded the Order of Jamaica in 1994, for distinguished service in the field of Jurisprudence and Legal Reform. 

His national political life included service as a government senator for the People’s National Party from 1975 to 1980, during which time he served as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General  from 1976-1980.   He also served as President of the Court of Appeal from 1993 to 1999.

Justice Rattray is survived by widow Audrey and children Robin, Charmaine, Carla and Andrew Rattray.


By Judith Hunter, JIS PRO