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David Coore is dead

Jamaica Observer

Monday, November 14, 2011



Veteran Jamaican politician David Coore died early this morning at his home in the Dominican Republic.
Coore, who was 86, died of complications from pneumonia.
Coore had moved to the Spanish-speaking Caribbean country as his current wife lives there.
Regarded as one of Jamaica’s most brilliant attorneys, Coore was one of the earliest members of the People’s National Party (PNP) and was among the team that, in 1961, drafted the Jamaican constitution.
Coore, who was born in Anchovy, St James, attended Jamaica College where he formed a close friendship with Michael Manley who eventually became president of the PNP.
Coore received his tertiary education at McGill University in Canada, where he read for an economics degree, and, after that, at Oxford in England, where he studied law.
He served as chairman of the PNP when Michael Manley was elected president of the party in 1969 and was named minister of finance in the first Michael Manley-led Government in 1972
In 1978, he resigned and took up a post with the Inter-American Development Bank.
Throughout his life Coore was an ardent voice against colonial rule and has been a strong advocate of the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice.

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