Justice Dennis Morrison of Jamaica cites personal reasons for his decision to resign as Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry which will probe the death of the four divers at Paria Fuel Trading Company earlier this year.
The new Chairman to lead the Commission will be Jamaican born Justice Jerome Lynch, QC.
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young, made the disclosure during the weekly post cabinet news briefing held at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s on Thursday.
Minister Young said Justice Morrison indicated his position to the cabinet in the past few days and did not expand on his decision for stepping down.
Subsea specialist Gregory Wilson will also provide support to the Commission.
Former Attorney General, Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj, will serve as counsel to the commission.
Minister Young said Mr Lynch has accepted the position and also gave details of his qualifications.