SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican
Republic, June 1, 2021 – The NORCECA
Confederation is deeply saddened to inform of
the passing of our Honorary Vice President the
venerable Jacques Joachim in Port-au-Prince,
One of the founders of our
Confederation in 1968, Jacques presided over the
Haitian Volleyball Federation for three decades.
During his life dedicated to
serve his country in several public capacities
besides the sport of volleyball, Joachim
received numerous recognitions including the
Mintonette Medallion of Merit Award presented in
2017 by the International Volleyball Hall of
Fame for significant and individual achievement.
In recognition of his work, his
passion for volleyball, the great sacrifices he
made for the advancement of volleyball, the FIVB
awarded him the Order of the Grand Cross -
“This is a very difficult time
for all the NORCECA Family,” said President
Cristobal Marte Hoffiz. “Jacques was a beloved
friend and associated throughout the years whose
contributions were always much appreciated. Our
thoughts and prayers are with his family and the
members of the Haitian Volleyball Federation”.
Engineer-Colonel Joachim was also
Minister of Public Works, Transport and
Communications of Haiti from November 14, 1986
to February 7, 1988.