Douglas Vaz

In the 1970’s, under the leadership of Douglas Vaz (1973-1974 & 1975-1976), the JMA fought for sound economic policies that would benefit industrialists, as well as all Jamaicans. In the face of deteriorating social and economic conditions, and the rapid decline of manufacturing, Mr. Vaz consistently challenged the Government’s Democratic Socialist path, during his two one year Presidential terms. He subsequently entered politics and, as Minister of Industry and Commerce oversaw dramatic growth in the manufacturing sector.