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CAFFE co-founder, Father Jim Webb is dead
Co-founder of Citizens Action for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE), Father Jim Webb, has died. He was 68 years old.
Father Webb, who was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, moved to Jamaica in 1986.
Just over a decade later, he helped to establish CAFFE.
And reacting to news of his death, Chairman of CAFFE, Dr. Lloyd Barnett, says CAFFE is greatly indebted to Father Webb.
“When CAFFE was founded in 1997 he was one of the founding directors and the first secretary and he served CAFFE until he left Jamaica to return home for a special post in 2008. He was an enthusiastic work last year he came back on a short visit just about the time of the general election and although he was quite ill when he was told that CAFFE had a weak organisation in St James, he volunteered and worked in St James” said Dr Barnett
During his twenty-two years of service in Jamaica, Father Webb also served as Chairman of the Board of Management of Campion College, and was an active member of the Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Social Justice Commission.
He also assisted Haitian refugees who landed in Jamaica, and was the superior for the Jesuits in Jamaica from 1997 to 2006.
And in a release on Saturday, the Jesuit community in Jamaica expressed its sadness at the passing of Father Webb, saying that he will be sorely missed.