Retired CCJ judge passes away less than a week after retirement
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Justice Jacob Wit, a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) judge died on Tuesday, less than a week after he retired from the Trinidad-based CCJ due to ill health, a well-placed source has confirmed.
Wit was 71.
The source said that the CCJ will be issuing a statement on the death later on Tuesday.
Justice Wit was a member of the Court’s inaugural Bench in 2005 and served for 18 years.
“However, since October 2023, his health has been impacted,” the CCJ said in a statement last week.
Justice Wit was born in Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands. He graduated from the Vrije Universiteit (Free University) of Amsterdam with a Master of Laws degree with honours in 1977 before joining the Royal Dutch Navy.