Former Government Minister Douglas Vaz is to be laid to rest today.

His funeral service is to take place at 3:30 this afternoon at the Stella Maris church on Shortwood Road.

Vaz had served as Industry Minister in the former Edward Seaga administration of the 1980s. He’s the father of Government Minister, Daryl Vaz.

Senators at the prompting of President Tom Tavares Finson on Friday  paid tribute to Mr. Vaz and two other prominent Jamaicans who died recently.

Tom Tavares Finson, Senate President.

Government Senate Leader, Kamina Johnson Smith hailed former MPs Vaz and Stewart along with Sir Edward for their distinguished contribution to nation building.

Kamina Johnson Smith, Leader of Government Business in the Senate.

Opposition Senate Leader, Donna Scott Mottley, also paid tribute to the late MPs.

Mrs. Scott Mottley also lauded Sir Edward as an honourable man.

Donna Scott Mottley, Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate.