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FACEY, Cecil Arthur Lloyd, J.P., F.P.S.; Company Director, Vice-President Pan Jamaican Investment Trust Ltd. Chairman Jamaican Property Co. Ltd. Director Hardware and Lumber Ltd., Wherry Wharf Ltd., Abbey Court Ltd., Boswell Trusts Ltd., Manor House Hotel Ltd., Pan Jamaican, Orange Hall Estates Ltd., First Life Ins. Co. Ltd. Organizations: Member Board Management, Nuttall Hospital; Committee Member, The Wortley Residence. Born: St. Andrew, Jamaica, March 23, 1927, son of the late Cecil Boswell Facey and Nellie Evelyn Tomlinson-Facey. Educated: Westbrooke Preparatory School, Jamaica College, School of Pharmacists (Leicestershire, England). Career: Practised as Pharmacist from 1953-65; Property Management in Jamaica Property Co. Ltd. 1965-90. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Normadelle Therese Rowe, September 14, 1957; 2 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Tennis, Golf, Boating. Clubs: Constant Spring Golf, Liguanea, Jamaica. Address: (business) 2nd Floor, the Pan-Jamaican Building, 60 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5. Tel. 929-4510; (residence) Manor House, Townhouse No. 5, Kingston 8.

FACEY, Maurice William, O.J., J.P.; Business Executive; Chairman - Pan Jamaican Investment Trust Ltd.; Jamaican Floral Exports Ltd.; Cecil B. Facey Foundation Ltd., Cecil B. Facey (Ins.) Ltd.; Manor House Hotel Ltd.; Scott’s Preserves Ltd.; Busha Browne’s Ltd.; Pan Caribbean Merchant Bank Ltd. Organizations: Chairman – Kingston Restoration Co. Ltd.; Tourism Action Plan Ltd., Jamaica Heritage Tail Ltd.; DirectorHardware and Lumber Ltd.; Wherry Wharf Sales Ltd.; First Life Insurance Co. Ltd.; Hole-in-the Wall Ltd.; Office Services Ltd.; Jamaica Property Co. Ltd., Jamaica Property Management Ltd., Jamaica Property Development Ltd., Impan Properties Ltd.; The Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited; The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust and Merchant Bank Ltd.; The Gleaner Company Ltd.; Trafalgar Development Bank Ltd.; National Gallery of Jamaica Ltd.; Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica Holdings Ltd.; Member, Advisory Council, the Jamaica Institute for Excellence in Education; Council of the Voluntary Social Services & United Way; Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica; Institute of Jamaica; Jamaica Society for Agricultural Sciences (Honorary). Born: St. Andrew, Jamaica, August 12, 1925, son of the late Cecil Boswell Facey and Evelyn Tomlinson-Facey. Educated: DeCarteret Preparatory School, Jamaica College. Career: Clerk & Sales Representative 1946-50; Deputy Managing Director, C. B. Facey Limited 1950-59; Director, Boswell Trusts Ltd. 1959; Managing Director, Jamaica Property Co. Ltd. 1960-66, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust Ltd. 1968-91. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Valerie Hart-Collins, April 16, 1952; 1 son, 1 daughter. Interests: Tennis, Boating, Cattle. Clubs: Jamaica, Liguanea, Royal Jamaica Yacht, Jamaica Gun, St. Ann Polo. Address: (business) 64 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5. Tel. 929-4510-4; (residence) “Bellevue”, Walkerswood, St. Ann.

FACEY, Normadelle Therese (Punkie), Retired Dance Teacher, Rowe Ballet since 1992. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, March 27, 1930, daughter of Charles D. Rowe and Ysolde Ricketts-Rowe (both deceased). Educated: Wolmer’s Girls’ School, St. Joseph’s College (Toronto, Canada). Student of the late Hazel Johnston, pioneer of Classical Dance in Jamaica, Joined Boris Volkoff’s Russian School (Toronto, Canada). Performed with his group in Toronto, then returned to teach in Jamaica. Ballet Dance Tutor 1949-1992. Awards: Institute of Jamaica Centenary Medal 1979; Silver Musgrave Medal 1988; Royal Academy of Dancing, England, President’s Award 1994. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Cecil A. Lloyd Facey, September 12, 1957; 2 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Dance, Classical Music, Craft, Gardening. Clubs: Liguanea, Constant Spring Golf. Address: (residence) Manor House, Townhouse 5, Kingston 8.

FACEY, Stephen Brian, B.A., M. Architecture, Commodore Royal Jamaica Yacht Club; Company Executive/Architect: Vice President, Property & Investment, Pan Jamaican Investment Trust Ltd.; Managing Director, Jamaica Property Company Ltd. since 1990. Organisations: Director, Jamaica Property Company Ltd.; Pan Jamaican Investment Trust Ltd.; Kingston Restoration Company; Chairman, New Kingston Civic Association. Born: Kingston, March 8, 1953; son of Maurice William Facey, Company Executive, and Valerie Hart-Collings-Facey, Publisher. Educated: DeCarteret College; St. Andrew’s College, Canada. Career: Property Manager, Jamaica Property Company Ltd. 1981-90. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Wendy Joan Kuhl, December 6, 1991; 2 sons. Interests: Sailing, Golf, Squash, Shooting. Clubs: Royal Jamaica Yacht, Liguanea, Jamaica Gun, Jamaica Skeet, Kingston Cricket. Address: (Business) 64 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5; Tel 929-4510; (residence) # 3 The Mill, Manor Park Drive, Kingston 8.

FARQUHARSON, Alfred Joseph, J.P., B.A., Teacher’s Diploma, Professional Certificate of Education/Teaching (Retired since 1987); Custos Rotulorum, St. Elizabeth since 1994. Organisations: Director/Co-Owner Gift-Stationery Shop; Safer Bargain Centre; Chairman, St. Elizabeth Early Childwood Board, Pepper and Goshen All-age Schools; Elim Agricultural School; Lewisville Secondary Vocational School. Born: Pepper, St. Elizabeth, February 15, 1926; son of Benjamin Farquharson, Farmer, and Rhoda Farquharson, Housewife (both deceased). Educated: Pepper Elementary School; Mico Training College; University of the West Indies. Career: Classroom Teacher 1952-53; Principal, Nightingale Grove 1953-56; Merrywood 1956-59; Springfield 1960-73; All-Age Schools in St. Elizabeth, Supervisor of Interim Teachers 1968-70; Education Tutor, National Youth Service 1973-74; Education Officer 1974-77; Principal, Lacovia Secondary School 1977-86; Returning Officer, St. Elizabeth North Western 1972-94. Awards: JAS 75th Anniversary; Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Leadership; JTA 25th Anniversary; Kiwanis Club of Santa Cruz, Distinguished Secretary; Institute of Jamaica for contribution to Drama, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Santa Cruz for Community Service; Governor General’s Achievement Award, St. Elizabeth 1994. Creative Works: Wrote, produced, staged, directed and acted in five Plays to raise funds for school community projects. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Ethel Gray, July 24, 1957; 2 sons. Interests: Reading, listening to Classical Music, writing Plays; doing Historical Research. Clubs: Kiwanis of Santa Cruz. Motto: “Service above self.” Address: (business) 28 Beadle Plaza, Main Street, Santa Cruz; Tel. 966-2166; (residence) Pepper P.O., St. Elizabeth.

FATTA, George Anthony, Attorney-at-Law since 1957. Director Thermo Plastics (Ja.) Ltd., West Indies Synthetics Ltd., West Indies Alliance Insurance Co. Ltd., Hemisphere Group of Companies, George A. Fatta (Ins.) Ltd. Organizations: Member Jamaica Bar Association. Born: St. Andrew, Jamaica, February 12, 1935, son of Nairm Fatta, retired Businessman, and Salwa Shoucair-Fatta (both dec’d). Educated: Kingston College. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Interests: Tennis, Music, Reading. Address: (business) 30-36 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5. Tel. 929-9677; (residence) 19A Edgecombe Avenue, Kingston 6.

FAULKNER, Lincoln Nathaniel, Chartered Accountant. Chief Accountant Caribbean Cement Co. Ltd. since 1988. Organizations: Associate Member, Association of Certified Accountants; Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Accounts of Jamaica. Born: Elderslie, St. Elizabeth, son of William Faulkner, Farmer and Linneth Faulkner, Housewife/Dressmaker. Educated: Cornwall College and C.A.S.T. Career: Accounting Clerk Sprostons (Ja) Ltd 1979-81; Senior Accounting Clerk 1981-82, Accounting Assistant 1982-83, Senior Accountant, 1983-85, Assistant Treasurer/Assistant Company Secretary, 1985-87; Accounting Manager, Victoria Mutual Building Society, 1987-88. Denomination: Seventh Day Adventist. Married: Veronica Elizabeth Hall, December 23, 1979; 1 son, 1 daughter. Interests: Music, Football, Cricket. Motto: “Where wisdom is called for, force is of little use”. Clubs: Kiwanis. Address: (business) Rockfort, Kingston. Tel. 928-6231-5; (residence) 44 Queensborough Drive, Kingston 19.

FENNELL, Michael S., C.D.; Business Executive. Chief Executive Officer, Myers Fletcher and Gordon. Berger Paints, Coates Brothers (Ja.) Ltd., York Pharmacy Ltd., Life of Jamaica Ltd., I.C.W.I. Group Ltd. Chairman Crawfurd Fletcher Insurance Brokers Ltd., University of the West Indies Placement and Career Services Board; Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme in Jamaica. The Calabar Foundation, Jamaica Gypsum & Quarries Ltd. Organizations: Director – Caribbean Cement Co. Ltd.; I.C.W.I. Group Ltd.; Life of Jamaica Ltd; Berger Paits Jamaica Ltd.; York Pharmacy Ltd; Chairman – Crawfurd Insurance Brokers of Jamaica Ltd.; Coates Brothers (Ja.) Ltd.; Jamaica Gypsum and Quarries Ltd.; Chairman, Commonwealth Games Federation; President, Jamaica Olympic Association; Vice-President, Pan American Sports Organisation; Chairman, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme in Jamaica; Chairman, University of the West Indies Placement Career Services Board; Member, The Public Services Commission. Born: St. James, Jamaica, January 11, 1935, son of the late Richard Ernest Fennell, Businessman, and Dorothy Forrest-Fennell. Educated: Calabar High School; Henley Management Centre. Career: Metal Box Company of Jamaica 1957-66; Berger Paints Jamaica Ltd. 1967-89; Air Jamaica 1989-94. Awards: Commander of the Order of Distinction 1984. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Kathleen Peggy Beckford, May 5, 1962; 2 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Physical Education, Sports, Music, Freemasonry. Clubs: Kingston Cricket, Liguanea, Royal Jamaica Yacht, Rotary of Kingston. Address: (business) 21 East Street, Kingston; Tel. 922-5860/8; (residence) 19 Mayfair, Forest Hills. Tel. 944-2533.

FERGUSON, Fenton Rudyard Ignatius, B.Sc. (Chem.), D.D.S. (Dentistry); Doctor of Dental Surgeon since 1978/Member of Parliament, Eastern St. Thomas 1993/Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture since January 1995. Organizations: Director – Ferguson’s Transport Co. Ltd.; Fenwood Services Co. Ltd.; Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League Ltd.; Chairman, Sponsoring Body, Saunders Basic School; Member – St Thomas Lodge #4338 E.C.15, Holy Royal Arch Lodge; National Executive, Peoples National Party; Communication and Outreach Commission, Peoples National Party. Born: St. Andrew, June 18, 1951, son of the late Daniel Ignatius Ferguson, Mail Contractor, and Myrtle Constantia Ferguson, Retired Civil Servant/Business-woman. Educated: Ardenne High School; Howard University (Dean’s Honour Roll 1971-73). Awards: Washington Research Club Award for Outstanding Scholastic Performance (1970); Morant Bay Jaycees and Jaycees of Jamaica for Service in the Field of Health;St. Thomas Dental Auxilary Council Award for 11 years’ service to Dentistry; Dentist of the year, Ministry of Health 1989. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Jennifer Marcia Wood, July 28, 1979; 2 sons. Interests: Table Tennis, Watching Football, Cricket and Athletics, Listening to Music. Clubs: Lions Club of Portmore. Address: (business) Paul Bogle’s Place, 8-10 Rosemary Avenue, P.O. Box 6, Morant Bay, St. Thomas; Tel. 982-2648; (residence) 12 Wireless Place, Stony Hill, St. Andrew; Tel. 942-3266.

FERGUSON, Stephney Winsome L, A.L.A. 1992, B.A. Hons. 1972,. MLS 1978, J. P., O.D., Librarian/Senior Lecturer: Head, Department of Library Studies since 1993. Born: Hanover, Jamaica; daughter of Jasper Ferguson and Doris Kerr-Ferguson (both dec’d). Educated: Montego Bay High School; University of the West Indies; Indiana University. Career: Librarian/Senior Librarian, Jamaica Library Service 1958-70; College Librarian, College of Arts, Science and Technology 1971-80; Director, National Library of Jamaica 1980-92. Awards: Institute of Jamaica Centenary Medal 1979; Mutual Security Bank outstanding achievement award 1988; Order of Distinction 1991. Publications: Numerous articles in International Journals and Encyclopaedias. Denomination: Methodist. Children: 1 daughter. Interests: Walking, Surfing the Internet. Club: Soroptimist International Club of Jamaica, (Kingston). Motto: “There is no such thing as bad luck”. Address: (Business) Dept. of Library Studies, P.O. Box 181, Mona, Kingston 7; Tel. 927-2944; (residence) 8 Wellington Place, Kingston 6.

FIGUEROA, John Peter, B.Sc., M.B.B.S., D.P.H., Principal Medical Officer (Epidemiology) Ministry of Health since 1986. Director National HIV/STD Control Programme; Associate Lecturer, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, UWI; Honorary Research Fellow, Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, UWI; Scientific Secretary, Commonwealth Caribbean Medical Research Council. Organizations: Member, Medical Association of Jamaica; Founding Member, Caribbean College of Family Physicians, Caribbean Public Health Association, Life Member, Junior Doctors Association. Born: London, England, July 1, 1948, son of John Joseph Figueroa, Educator, Poet and Journalist and Dorothy Grace, Teacher. Educated: St. George’s College; Holy Cross College, USA; University of the West Indies; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Career: Medical Officer UHWI; Bustamante Hospital for Children and Kingston Public Hospital 1972-74; Medical Officer (Health) for St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew 1976; Senior Medical Officer (Health) KSA 1979. Has performed several consultancies in the Caribbean and elsewhere on primary health care and AIDS. Caribbean Representative to P.A.H.O.’s Technical Advisory Group for an Expanded Programme of Immunization; Member, Technical Advisory Group, AIDSCAPS (AID Control and Prevention Program) Family Health International. Awards: Prizes at UWI Medical School for Junior Surgery, Paediatrics, Social and Preventive medicine and Anatomy; Rockefeller Fellowship, 1988; Medical Association of Jamaica President’s Award 1991 for Outstanding Service to the Medical profession and the Association. Publications/Creative Work: Numerous articles and studies published in the West Indies Medical Journal, and International Journals. Amongst the most recent are: The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Jamaica in AIDS 1995; Rising HIV-1 prevalence in STD Clinic Attenders in Jamaica; Traumatic sex and genital ulcers as risk factors in JAIDS 1994; Structural Adjustment – The Impact on Health in West Indies Medical Journal in 1993; Is serious research feasible in the Caribbean: in Ethnicity and Disease 1991; Conflict, Peace and Development in the Caribbean ed Beruff, Figueroa and Greene in the McMillan International Political Economy series 1991. Married: Marceline Linda Collins, April 1976; 2 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Swimming, Reading, Music. Address: (business) 30-34 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 5, Tel. 926-1820; 1 Ripon Road, Kingston 5 (private practice) Tel. 929-0604; (residence) 23 Liguanea Mews, Kingston 6. Tel. 927-9967.

FISHER, Horace Douglas, Medical, M.B., B.S.; UWI 1968/Medical Practitioners; Medical Director, Newport Medical Group since 1972. Organisations: Chairman, Newport Medical Group, Kingston Young Men Christian Association; Director, Ruderic Services Ltd., Medical Assessment Services Ltd.; Medical Officer, Jamaica Fire Services; Founding Medical Volunteer, SS. Peter & Paul Church Clinic. Born: Mandeville, Manchester, October 22, 1941; son of G. O. Fisher, Civil Servant (deceased) and A.M. Fisher, Retired Company Secretary. Educated: Munro College, University of the West Indies. Career: Casualty Officer, University Hospital of the West Indies January to June 1970; Medical Officer, University Health Services July 1970 to June 1971; Registrar in Pathology, UHWI July to December 1971. Awards: Harmony in the Homes Good Samaritan 1970; For Contribution to National Swimming 1992; Federation of International Swimming Association 1984; UWI Hockey and Football Awards. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Cynthia Elaine Crawford, March 29, 1967; 2 sons. Interests: Squash, Music, Wood Work, Scuba Diving, Photography. Address: (Business) Oxford Medical Centre, 22H Old Hope Road, Kingston 5; Tel: 926-1444/6; (Residence) 8 York Castle Avenue, Kingston 6.

FITZ-Henley, Samuel Augustus, Pitman Shorthand Teachers’ Diploma; Teacher/Court Reporter, Principal Fitz-Henley’s Secretarial Institute since 1969. Director Back to the Bible Broadcast. Organizations: Director National Shorthand Reporters’ Association of America, Representative for Jamaica on Central Committee of the International Federation of Shorthand and Typewriting, Pitman Shorthand, Chairman of the National Shorthand Reporters’ Association of America, Fellow Incorporated Phonographic Society (U.K.), Society of Commercial Teachers (U.K.), Commercial Education Society of Australia, All India Institute of Shorthand Writers, Academy of Professional Reporters, Registered Professional Reporter (U.S.A.). Born: La Roma, Dominican Republic, December 21, 1929, son of the late Randolph Fitz-Henley, Teacher/Court Reporter/Inventor, and Doris M. Fitz-Henley, Housewife. Educated: Received Private Tuition from his father. Career: Official Court Reporte– Supreme Court (Jamaica) 1949-69, Freelance Court Reporter since 1969. Awards: Distinguished Service Award of the National Shorthand Reporters’ Association of America. Publications: Caribbean Business Correspondence in Pitman 2000 Shorthand 1980, Shorthand Reporters’ Expedients 1974-76. Denomination: Christian Brethren. Married: Olive M. Walcott, August 12, 1953; 3 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Reading, Shorthand Research, Evangelism, Swimming, Listening to Classical Music. Address: (business) 1 Cecelio Avenue, Kingston 10. Tel. 929-4360/926-8101; (residence) 12 Stilwell Road, Kingston 8.

FLETCHER, Courtney Lloyd, C.D., J.P., Agriculturalist & Secretary/Manager Blue Mountain Coffee Co-operative Society since 1977. Former President, Jamaica Agricultural Society. Director Bank of Jamaica, Coffee Industry Board. Organizations: Chairman J.A.S. Coffee Growers’ Federation; Deputy President of the Senate; Director Industry Board. Born: Cambridge, St. James, July 20, 1924, son of the late John C. Fletcher, Banana Planter and Agent, and Clara Ambrosine Cooke-Fletcher. Educated: Cambridge Primary School, Cornwall College. Career: Agricultural Extension Officer with Jamaica Agricultural Society, 4-H Clubs, and Quality Control Officer and Factory Manager with Agricultural Marketing Corporation; President, Jamaica Agricultural Society. Denomination: Methodist. Married: Enid May Heaven, August 8, 1946; 3 sons, 3 daughters. Interests: Sports, Cricket, Football. Address: (business) Jamaica Agricultural Society, 10-12 North Parade, Kingston, Tel. 20610; (residence) 121 Red Hills Road, Kingston 10. Tel. 925-4917.

FLETCHER, Dennis Alexander, J.P.; Business Executive. Managing Director Caribbean Casting & Engineering Ltd. since 1977. Organizations: Chairman – Sam Creighton Hardware & Lumber Ltd.; Director – Horizon Insurance Brokers Ltd.; National Tools & Die Co. Ltd.; Crown Fire Extinguisher Services Ltd.; Lloyd Dixon & Co. Ltd.; Ensom City All Age School; Open Bible Prep. School; Member, National Council on Technical & Vocational Education Training; Member, Lodge De La Vega # 1744 S.C., Excelsior Royal Arch Chapter #822 Born: Duncans, Trelawny, son of the late Leslie Agustus, and Nerissa Agatha, Retired Teacher. Educated: Kingston Technical High School; College of Arts, Science & Technology; Sundridge Park Management Centre (Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom); Penn State University; State College (Pennsylvania, U.S.A). Career: Engineering and Management Trainee, Kingston Industrial Works 1960-65; Sales Engineer, Kingston Industrial Works 1965-71; Sales Manager, Caribbean Casting and Engineering Ltd. 1972-75; General Manager, Caribbean Casting and Engineering Ltd. 1975-77. Denomination: Baptist. Married: Hyacinth Yvonne Boothe, February 1968; 2 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Music, Dancing, Cricket. Motto: “Great is truth and truth must prevail.” Address: (business) 138 Spanish Town Road, Kingston 11; Tel: 923-6558/6721.

FLETCHER, Hon. Douglas Valmore, O.J., C.B.E., P.C.; Attorney-at-Law. Partner Myers, Fletcher and Gordon, Manton and Hart since 1943. Director Life of Jamaica, Jamaica Citizens’ Bank, British Caribbean Insurance Co. Ltd. Organizations: Chairman National Advisory Council on Energy Conservation, Trustee Norman Manley Foundation, Member General Legal Council, Jamaica Bar Association. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, May 1917 son of the late R.H. Fletcher, Post Master General, and Edith Marie Simpson-Fletcher. Educated: Jamaica College. Career: Chairman Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation 1958, Minister without Portfolio 1959-62, Senator 1962-67. Ambassador to the United States 1972-75, Chairman Workers’ Savings and Loan Bank 1975-77, National Commercial Bank 1977-80. Denomination: Methodist. Married: Hazel Rose; 2 sons, 3 daughters. Interests: Social Service. Address: 21 East Street, Kingston. Tel. 922-5860.

FLETCHER, John Oliver: Business Consultant; Director, Paxton Limited since 1968; Honorary Consul for Sweden since 1984. Organizations: Director - Coffee Roasters of Jamaica Ltd.; Salada Foods Jamaica Ltd.; Ramble Hill Farms. Ltd., Paxton Ltd.; Vice Chairman, National Environment Societies Trust; Hon. Director, Jamaica Exporters Association; Vice Chairman, Jamaica Coffee Council. Born: London, England, April 5, 1929, son of Walter Fletcher and Dora Betts-Fletcher (both dec’d). Educated: Southall Secondary School; London University. Career: Royal Army Ordinance Corps. 1948-50; Citrus Company of Jamaica/British Honduras 1950-54; Jamaica Citrus Growers 1955-66; Associated Enterprises 1967-71; Fletcher Bowman 1971-86; Salada Foods Jamaica 1986-94 (retired). Awards: Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation 1986; Order of the Polar Star (Sweden) 1989. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Kathleen Paxton, June 16, 1951; 2 sons. Interests: Food Technology, Bird watching, The Environment. Club: Gosse Bird. Address: (business) 93 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6; Tel. 978-5121; (residence) 34 Graham Heights, Kingston 8: Tel 927-5329.

FLETCHER, Peter Raymond, M.B., B.S., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S. F.I.C.S.; Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona since 1991. Organizations: Council Member – Association of Surgeons in Jamaica; UWI Medical Alumni, Jamaica Chapter; Member – Medical Association of Jamaica; American Burns Association; International Society for Burn Injuries; Governor, American College of Surgeons. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, July 22, 1941, son of Douglas V. Fletcher, Attorney-at-Law, and Eda Hazel Rose-Fletcher. Educated: St. Andrew Preparatory School, Jamaica and Kingston Colleges, University of the West Indies. Career: Internship – University Hospital and Harlem Hospital Centre, (New York) 1965-67, Surgical Residency Harlem Hospital Centre and Montefiore Hospital and Medical Centre (Bronx, New York) 1967-71; Fellowship in Renal Transplantation – Montefiore Hospital and Medical Centre 1971-72, Senior Registrar in Surgery – University Hospital of the West Indies 1972-73; Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Surgery, U.W.I. 1973-91. Awards: JDF Medal of Honour for efficient service 1989; JDF Medal of Honour for Meritorious Service 1993. Denomination: Presbyterian. Married: Carole Dawn Beckwith, June 19, 1965; 3 daughters. Interests: Squash, Tennis, Chinese cooking, Record collecting. Club: Kingston Cricket. Address: (business) Dept. of Surgery – University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston 7. Tel. 927-1620, ext. 2324; (residence) 35 Charlemont Drive, Kingston 6.

FOLKES, Douglas R., B.Sc. (Econ.); Banker. Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director Mutual Security Bank Limited since 1987. Organizations: Director - Mutual Security Bank Limited; Mutual Security Bank (Cayman) Ltd.; Mutual Security Bank Foundation; Mutual Properties Ltd.; NCB Group Ltd.; National Commercial Bank Jamaica Ltd.; Jamaica Commodity Trading Ltd.; Jamaica Venture Fund Ltd.; Island Broadcasting Corporation (KLAS FM); JAMAL Foundation; Vice Chairman, Hyacinth Lightbourne Memorial Association; Chairman – Mutual Security Merchant Bank and Trust Company; Mutual Security Insurance Broker’s Ltd.; Edward Gayle & Co. Ltd.; Computer Services & Programming Ltd.; Born: Portland, Jamaica, April 5, 1941, son of Athelston Folkes, Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, and Leila Neysmith-Folkes (housewife). Educated: Kingston College, University of the West Indies. Career: Awarded first Royal Bank of Canada Scholarship in Jamaica in 1961; Joined the Bank in 1964; Was Manager for Cross Roads, Hagley Park, Knutsford Boulevard and Kingston Main Branch. Awards: Distinguished Lieutenant Governor Award, Kiwanis International; Outstanding Lion Award, Chancellor Hall, UWI; Honorary Life Member, Small Business Association of Jamaica 1993; Outstanding Manager Award, Jamaican Institute of Management 1994. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Sonia Robinson, July 28, 1990, 2 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Swimming, Reading, Travelling. Motto: “To be somewhat better tomorrow, than I have succeeded in being today”. Clubs: Liguanea, Jamaica, Constant Spring Golf, Kiwanis North St Andrew. Address: (business) Mutual Security Bank Limited, 18 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10. Tel: 927-3820; (residence) 7 Spring Park Drive, Kingston 8.

FONTAINE, Gerard Richard Joseph, J.P. Insurance Broker and Business Executive. President Fraser Fontaine and Kong Ltd., Musgrave Court Ltd., Chairman, Belize Insurance Centre, Chairman, Board of Directors, Fontaine Brokers (Ins. Fin.) Ja. Ltd., Fraser Fontaine and Kong International, Coffee Farmer (Blue Mountain coffee), Chairman Pleasing Prospect Farms. Organizations: Member of Exec. Committee of Insurance Assoc. of the Caribbean, Director, Eagle Commercial Bank. Born: Bridgetown, Barbados, March 11, 1937, son of the late Joseph McLean Fontaine and Lister Gerard-Fontaine. Educated: St. George’s College. Career: Life Insurance Sales Representative Migdal Binyan Ins. Co. (U.K.) 1962-66, formed own company – Fontaine Brokers (Investment and Finance) and then merged in 1972 to form Fraser, Fontaine and Kong Ltd. (Insurance Brokers). (Established companies in Bahamas, Haiti, Trinidad, Belize and Cayman). Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Heather Yvette Hutchinson, October 12, 1975; 3 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Boating, Swimming, Fishing, Golf. Clubs: Constant Spring Golf, Liguanea, Kingston Cricket and Caymanas. Address: (business) 28 Pawsey Place, Kingston 5. Tel. 926-1140-4; (residence) Apt. 108 Trafalgar Apartments, 1 Caribbean Close, Kingston 5.

FOOTE, Arnold, J.P., Chairman Advertising & Marketing (Ja.) Ltd., Kimberley Enterprises Ltd., Visual Graphics Ltd. Organizations: President Advertising Agencies Association, Chairman Marketing Jamaica Committee, Member Advertising Standards Council, 2nd Vice President Lay Magistrate Association, Founder Girls Town, Founder and President Caribbean Council of Advertising Agencies. Born: November 20, 1934, son of Arnold Foote, and Marie Foote (both dec’d). Educated: Jamaica College (represented College in Athletics, Cricket, Football, Tennis, Hockey, Shooting). Career: Chairman Daily News Ltd. 1982-83; Martins Jamaica Ltd. 1983-84. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Patricia Mills, 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Reading, Swimming. Club: Kingston Cricket. Address: 3 Brompton Road, Kingston 5. Tel. 927-6176/7.

FORBES, Granville Ishmael, B.Pharm., M.Sc., M.R. Pharm.S.; Pharmacist. Chief Pharmacist, University Hospital of the West Indies (Mona) since 1973. Organizations: President, Red Hills Citizens Association; Vice-President, Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica 1972-75; Pharmacy Advisory Council, Deacon Bethel Baptist Church. Born: Kellits, Clarendon, Jamaica, August 29, 1931, son of the late Samuel Forbes, Farmer and Shopkeeper, and Imogene Walters-Forbes. Educated: Good Hope Primary School; Private Tuition; University of the West Indies; University of Bath (England). Career: Appointed to Civil Service as Pharmacist 1952; Chief Pharmacist Kingston Public Hospital 1964-73; Member Pharmacy Council for Jamaica 1974-84; Member C.A.S.T. Pharmacy Advisory Council 1972-83; External Examiner Pharmaceutics and Dispensing 1971-83; PAHO/WHO Consultant in Pharmacy (Belize) 1985; Member National Formulary Committee (Ministry of Health- Jamaica); Part time Lecturer Pharmacology Nurse Practitioner Programme – Ministry of Health; School of Radiography, U.H.W.I. Denomination: Baptist. Married: Glenna Elaine Miles, September 29, 1954; 1 son, 1 daughter. Interests: Gardening, Fishing. Address: (business) Pharmacy Department, University of the West Indies (Mona), Kingston 7; Tel. 927-8351; (residence) Lot 9, Woodland Circle, P.O. Box 79, Red Hills P.O., St. Andrew.

FORBES, Headley Roy McKinley, J.P., Dip. S.M.; International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (I.I. R.S.M.), M.I.O.S.H., M.R.S.H.; M.A.S.S.E. Safety Professional, Safety Consultant. Organizations: Divisional Superintendent St. John Ambulance Brigade, Scouts District Commissioner for Clarendon, Councillor for Youth Organizations in the Church, Founding Member, Executive National Safety Council of Jamaica, Treasurer Jamaica Physical Education Association, Officer of the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association, Member Jamaica Scouts Association Training Team; Member of the World Safety Organisation; Founding Member, Jamaica Association of Safety Professionals. Born: Lionel Town, Clarendon, June 19, 1929; son of Altamont Forbes, retired Mechanic Foreman, and Esther (dec’d). Educated: Alley Primary School, Holmwood Vocational School, British Safety Council (England). Career: Formerly Medical Technologist. Awards: William Cameron Award from National Safety Council of America (first Jamaican to be elected on Executive Committee) for outstanding contribution to the Automobile, Tooling, Metal-working and Associated Industries, section 1979; Jamaica Scout Association, Long Service Award 1969, Medal of Merit 1969, Second highest award in Scouting Jamaica – Silver Pineapple; Highest Award in Scouting – “The Silver Crocodile 1994. Publications: Safety Publications for National Safety Council (U.S.A.), A.T.M. Section Newsletter. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Carmen Eileen Dwyer, June 27, 1953 (deceased), 2 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Athletics, Cricket, Football, Dancing, Farming. Clubs: Kingston Cricket, Middlesex County Cricket. Address: 8 Candlewood Place, Kingston 20. Tel. 925-8987.

FORBES, Leonie E., O.D.; Actress, Broadcaster, Playwright since 1979. Part-time Lecturer CARIMAC, Institute of Management and Production, College of Theology. Born: Kingston, June 14, daughter of Roderick Wedderburn and G. Forbes-Wedderburn, Seamstress/Housewife. Educated: St. George’s Girls’ School, Kingston Senior School, Excelsior High School, Durham College, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London). Career: Secretary Extra Mural Department (Radio Education Unit) U.W.I., 1955-60; Announcer 1960-61 Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (J.B.C.); Scholarship to Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (England) – while there worked with B.B.C. Radio and Television, Nuffield Foundation among others. Producer, Presenter Radio and Television JBC 1966-68; Librarian I.B.M., A.B.C. Radio and Television (Queensland, Australia), 1968-70. Producer Presenter TV 1970-72, Head FM Radio 2 1972-75, Director of Broadcasting 1976-77, Head Department of Theatre 1978-79 J.B.C.; Adjudicator Festival Commission since 1973. Awards: Bronze Musgrave Medal,Centenary Medal Institute of Jamaica. Won several Gold medals for Craft. Creative Works: Leading roles in approximately 12 pantomimes, appeared in leading plays and films including Miss Unusual, Sea Mama, The Rope and the Cross, Old Story Time, Champagne and Sky JuiceChildren of Babylon, Wrote and Directed What’s good for the Goose; Let’s say Grace for TV and Radio. Also appears in several advertisements. Denomination: Moravian. Children: 2 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Crocheting, Collecting Antique Ornaments, Coin Collecting, Fish and Bird rearing, Collecting Jamaican Art. Address: 6 Barbican Close, Kingston 6.

FOREMAN, Adrian B. C.L.U.; Life Insurance Executive, Chairman, A. B. Holding Limited since 1986. Organisations: Chairman - Rozanne Ltd.; Mothers Enterprises Ltd.; Antillean Import Export Ltd.; General Tool & Supply Co. Ltd.; Property Dealers Ltd. Director, CitizensBank Ltd.; Life of Jamaica Ltd. Born: Manchester, Jamaica, June 12, 1931, son of the late Gerald Samuel Foreman, Planter, and Violet Swaby-Foreman. Educated: Christiana Primary School, Private Tuition. Career: Life Insurance since 1959. North American Life Assurance Co. 1959-70; President Life Underwriters’ Association of Jamaica 1964-66; Life of Jamaica since 1970; Chairman Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation 1973-76; President Life of Jamaica 1977-86. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: February 12, 1983, 2 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Golf, Music, Reading, Woodwork. Address: (business) 8 South Avenue, Kingston 10. Tel. 929-1204-6; (residence) 4 Pinkneys Green, Kingston 6.

FORREST, Eldon DaCosta, J.P., F.C.I.B.; Banker. Retired Executive, National Commercial Bank Organizations: Director, National Development Foundation of Jamaica; Member Incorporated Lay Body of the Church in Jamaica of the Province of the West Indies. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, March 19, 1934, son of Ebenzer D. Forrest, Civil Servant, and Ruth Reid-Forrest (both dec’d). Educated: Central Branch School, Kingston College. Career: In Banking. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Monica Esperanza McFarlane, December 15, 1962; 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Music, Reading. Address: (business) c/o National Commercial Bank, Head Office, The Atrium. Tel. 929-9066; (residence) 6 Elmwood Close, Kingston 8. Tel. 925-9419.

FORREST, Talbert Monsell, O.D.; Teacher and Businessman. Former Director of Human Resource and Development, National Water Commission. Organizations: Chairman Board of Governors Pringle Residence, Board Member United Church of Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Born: Springfield, St. Mary, October 10, 1923, son of the late B.A. Forrest, Planter, and Ada Tucker-Forrest. Educated: Feafield Primary School, Mico Teachers’ College, Harvard University. Career:Teacher Happy Grove High School, Second Master and Senior Master (Geography) Calabar High School, Assistant Island Supervisor (Education) B.I.T.U., Managing Director Tropical Battery Group of Companies. Member of Parliament for Western St. Mary 1967-83, Speaker of House of Representatives 1980-83. Award: Order of Distinction for services to Parliament and Trade Union 1984. Denomination: United Church. Married: Joyce Hyacinth Carroll, January 20, 1972; 2 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Reading, Writing, Farming, Music. Address: (residence) 38 Russell Heights, St. Andrew.

FORTE, Mr. Justice Ian Xavier, C.D., Q.C.; Attorney-at-Law, Judge of the Court of Appeal since January 1988. Organizations: Distinguished President Kiwanis Club of North St.Andrew; Past President Big Brothers of Kingston, St. George’s Old Boys’ Association; Member St. George’s College School Board, Director Big Brothers of Jamaica; Chairman Criminal Lunatics Advisory Committee, Criminal Law Advisory Committee, Law Reform Committee, National Council on Crime and Justice. Born: Kingston, November 15, 1936; son of George William Forte, Merchant Tailor, and Dorothea Wilhelmina Linton-Forte, Housewife (both dec’d.). Educated: St. George’s College, Lincoln’s Inn. Career: Private Practice 1961-63, Crown Counsel 1963-68, Resident Magistrate 1968-77. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Margaret Elsie Archibald, August 13, 1960; 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Music, Tennis. Clubs: North St. Andrew Kiwanis, Big Brothers of Kingston. Address: (business) Court of Appeal, P.O. Box 629 Public Building Est, King Street, Kingston; Tel. 922-8300-9.

FOSTER, Edward Samuel, Airline Manager. Manager, Sales and Services, Jamaica, American Trans Air (ATA) since July 1991. Director, Suave and Elegant Accessories Ltd. Organizations: President, Board of Airlines Association of Jamaica. Born: St. James, November 12, 1944; son of Eunice Foster, Housewife (Father Deceased). Educated: Cornwall College. Career: Entered Airline business after leaving Cornwall College. Awards: Eastern Sales Excellence Award – Caribbean Region 1981; Outstanding Individual Sales Achievement Caribbean Region 1984. Denomination: Jehovah’s Witness. Married: Mildred Dyer, December 18, 1971; 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Cricket, Football. Address: (business) American Trans Air, P.O. Box 185, Montego Bay; Tel. 979-9460; (residence) 81 Edinburgh Avenue, Coral Gardens, P.O. Box 185, Montego Bay, St. James.

FOSTER, Geraldine; Juris Doctor, B.A. (French), Member, California Bar, Attorney-at-Law/Acting Executive Director, Fair Trading Commission since January 1995. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, September 15, 1958; daughter of the late George Foster, Businessman and Udia Foster, Phlebotomist. Educated: University of the Southern California; Loma Linda University. Career: 1984-87 Patterson, Ritner, Lockwood, Zanich & Gartner, California as an Associated; 1987-88 Cooper, Sanbron & Brown, Los Angeles, California as an Associated; 1988-92 Bandy & Koester, Pasadena, California as an Associated; 3/93-6/93 Myers Fletcher & Gordon (Internship); 11/93-1/95 Senior Counsel, Fair Trading Commission. Awards: Dean’s List, Loma Linda University; Scholarship (fully paid tuitions 3 years) University of Southern California. Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist. Interests: Reading, Gourmet Dining, Travelling. Motto: “Carpe Diem (Seize the day)”. Address: (business) Caldon Finance Centre, 52-60 Grenada Crescent, Kingston 5; Tel. 960-0120/4;(residence) 3 Renfrew Road, Apt. # 19, Kingston 5.

FOWLER, Henry Richmond Harold, C.D., M.A.: Visiting Senior Associate Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford; Founder and Member, Priory School Trust. Organisations: Former Jamaican Ambassador to UNESCO, Paris; Former Chairman, Jamaica Ministry of Education’s Committee for preparation of Youth for Independence; Chairman, National Council on Libraries, Archives and Documentation Services; All-Island Art Exhibition Committee; Vice-Chairman Caribbean Arts Festival; Member Council, University of the West Indies. Born: Phoenix Park, Moneague, St. Ann, May 12, 1915; son of the later Horace A. Fowler, Planter, and Agnes Braham-Fowler. Educated: Jamaica College, Worcester College, Oxford University (Active in Oxford University Education Society, O.U. Arts Club, Society for Cultural Relations, Oxford Union Debating Society, Oxford University Dramatic Society, Chairman, Oxford University Labour Club). Career: Editor of “Public Opinion” and Member, Executive Committee of P.N.P. 1939-43; Founder, Priory School 1944, Headmaster 1944-73; Co-Founder, Little Theatre Movement 1941; Chairman 1959, President 1979; Consultant, Ministry of Education 1973-79, seconded to UNESCO as Minister-Counsellor 1977-81; Foundation Member, Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation 1957-63; Member Board and Vice- Chairman 1972-76, Chairman 1976-77; represented Jamaica, International Bureau of Education, Geneva 1977-78; Commonwealth Education TV Conference in Australia 1975; toured Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia 1982 with assistance from Commonwealth Foundation. Appointed Visiting Professor (Comparative Education) Western Carolina University 1982; President, Inter-Regional Centre for Curriculum Development (Inc.) 1985-90. Awards: Rhodes Scholar 1935, President, Rhodes Scholar Association 1964, Member, Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee 1957-61, 1976-77. Married: Beryl Chitty, CMG 1989 (2nd marriage). Interests: Theatre, Art, Music, Hiking. Clubs: Liguanea, English-speaking Union, United Oxford and Cambridge University. Address: c/o Priory Adult College of Education, 32 Hope Road, Kingston 10, and International Development Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford OX1 3LA, England.

FRANCIS, Albert Percival; J.P., Diploma, Workshop Technology 1958, Engineer: Managing Director “Alframec” Limited since 1967. Director, Clares’ Muffler Service Limited. Organizations: President, Associated Chamber of Commerce; Chairman, Hargreaves Memorial Hospital Board; Friends of the Manchester Parish Library; Member, Private Sector Organization of Jamaica; Small Business Development Centre; National Development Fund; Jamaica National Investment Promotion Parish Investments Committee; Holmwood Technical High School Board; Corporate Member, United Nations Organization of Jamaica, Former President, Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Born: Old England, Manchester, June 15, 1936; son of the late Arthur Francis, Postman, and Icema Strauchn-Francis. Educated: Old England Primary School; Bennett College (London) – Correspondence, Diploma. Career: Appleton Estate 1960-61; Stones and Webster Engineering 1961-62; McDonald Engineers 1962-63; Kaiser Bauxite Company 1963-67. Award: Governor General Achievement Award 1992. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Sheila Norma Powell, July 1, 1961; 2 daughters. Interests: Reading. Clubs: Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, PSOJ. Motto: “Deeds and not Words.” Address: (business) Hatfield P.O., Manchester. Tel. 963-0626/7; Fax 963-0517; (residence) 104 Manchester Road, Mandeville.

FRANCIS, Berl Beverley, B.Sc. (Hons.), Certificate Management Studies, (UWI); Diploma Marketing; Diploma Photography; Public Relations Consultant; Managing Director, Berl Francis & Co. Ltd.; Director, Jamaica Ginger Exports Ltd.; Francis Enterprises Ltd. Organizations: Member, Board of Directors Goodwill Industries (Jamaica); Member, Communication Committee; UNESCO National Commission; Public Relations Society of Jamaica; International Association of Business Communicators. Born: Manchester, Jamaica, September 23, 1947; daughter of the late Clifford Anderson and Sarah J. Anderson, Housewife. Educated: Convent of Mercy Academy - Alpha (Head Girl). Career: Sub-editor, Gleaner Company Ltd. 1965-66; Promotion Assistant, Business International (N.Y.) 1966-68; Feature Writer and Assistant Editor, Women’s Section, Montreal Gazette, Canada 1968-70; Public Relations Account Executive, Theodore R. Sills Inc. (New York) division of Burson Marsteller International 1970-72; Promotion Manager, Town and Commercial Properties Ltd., Kingston 1972-74, P.R. Director, U.D.C. 1974-78; Vice-President and Manager, Jamaica Office - Peter Martin Associates (N.Y.) 1978-80; Managing Director, Communications Consultants Limited 1981-89. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Woodrow Francis, September 28, 1968; 1 son. Address: (business) Berl Francis & Co. Ltd, 16 Oxford Terrace, Kingston 5; Tel: 929-3105/968-4923/4.

FRANCIS, Bevon Rockville, B.Sc. (Hons.), Dip. Mgt. Studies, Business Executive. Executive Chairman, West Indies Glass Co.; Director Jamaica Commodity Trading Co. Ltd., Seprod Limited, Grains Jamaica Ltd., Jamaica Soya Products Industries Ltd., Desnoes & Geddes Ltd., Jamaica Public Service Co. Ltd., Caldon Finance Group Ltd., Geddes Refrigeration Ltd., Caribbean Casting Ltd., Jamaica Packaging Industries, Star Travel Services Ltd., The Bay Gallery, Lucky Valley Farm Ltd., West Indies Glass Co. and its Subsidiary Plastic Containers Ltd. Organizations: Member Jamaica Bureau of Standards Paper Committee. Born: St. Catherine, Jamaica, June 7, 1945, son of the late George Francis, Businessman, and Ernie May Sinclair-Francis. Educated: Kingston College, University of the West Indies, Production Training Course (Weyerhaeuser). Career: Group Plant Manager Thermoplastic Group of Companies 1977-78, General Manager West Indies Glass Company Limited 1979-86; Vice-President (Operations) Desnoes and Geddes Ltd 1986-90. Denomination: Catholic. Married: Ailsa Cavel Moore, December 27, 1969; 2 sons. Interests: Tennis, Music, Reading. Address: (business) West Indies Glass Co., 1 East Ashenheim Road, Kingston 11. Tel. 923-7216/6293; (residence) 5 Lanark Drive, P.O. Box 1224, Kingston 8. Tel. 924-1189.

FRANCIS, Eric Frank, O.J., C.D., J.P.; Retired Civil Servant. Director Jamaica Commodity Trading Company Limited. Born: Kingston, January 24, 1925, son of Lester Ramson Francis, Civil Servant, and Ina May Burke-Francis Housewife (both dec’d.). Educated: Central Branch Primary School, Kingston College. Career: Government Marketing Department (later re-named Department of Commerce and Industries) 1941-60, Ministry of Trade and Industry 1960-71, Ambassador - Brussels 1971-76; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1976-1989. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Sybil Alice Atkinson, August 16, 1952; 2 sons, 3 daughters. Interests: Reading, Woodwork. Address: (residence) 3 Castle Terrace, Kingston 6.

FRANCIS, Oswaldo Kenneth, Accountant. Managing Director, Fourth World Investment Corp. Ltd. since 1982. Director Pogas Distributors Ltd., Jamaica Shipping Council. Born: Colon, Panama, July 26, 1952, son of Oswald Francis, Businessman, and Priscilla Francis, Housewife (dec’d). Organizations: President Small Business Association of Jamaica 1990. Educated: Kingston College; College of Arts, Science and Technology; Institute of Management & Production. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Marjorie Anna Barnes, December 15, 1973; 2 sons, 3 daughters. Interests: Target Shooting, Overseas Travel, Dancing. Club: Jamaica Rifle Association. Address: (business) 6 Ivy Green Crescent, Kingston 5. Tel. 926-4593, 929-5391.

FRANCIS, Lt. Col. Samuel Benjamin, O.D., J.P., B.Sc., M.J.I.M.; Educator, Administrator and Management Specialist; Director of Priory School since January 1994. Organisations: Director, American Field Service; Colonel and Commandant of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force; Member of, The Vere Free Schools’ Trust; The Ministry of Education Teacher Recruitment Team to England, Scotland, Canada, U.S.A.; The Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association; Jamaican High School Representative of the Advisory Committee of the Pen Relays. Born: Manchester, Jamaica, December 3, 1923; son of the late Lushington Francis, Farmer, and Albertha Pinnock-Francis. Educated: Patrick Town and Snowdon All-Age Schools, Buxton High School, Mico Teachers’ Training College, Ohio State University (Ohio, U.S.A.). Career: Trained Teacher, Mico Practising School; Assistant Master, Knockalva Training Centre; Deputy Headmaster, Knockalva Training Centre; Principal, Vere Technical High School; Management, Education and Training Consultant to the Ministry of Education, Statutory Bodies, Private Organisations. Awards: Order of Distinction; Jamaica Independence Badge of Honour; Jamaica Combined Cadet Force Long Service; for services to the field of Technical Education from Kingston Technical and Vere Technical; from I.O.C. for services to Sports and Games; from Carreras Sports Foundation for services in Sports Administration; Mico College 150th Anniversary Medal for services to Education; Distinguished Teacher Award presented by the Mico Old Students Association; Honour Award from the Rotary Club of Clarendon for outstanding and dedicated service in the area of Education 1993-94; nominated Honorary Referee in the 100th running of the 1994 Penn Relays; from the Lions Club of Clarendon in recognition of Outstanding Service to Education in the Parish of Clarendon, February 1995; from Heart Trust in recognition of dedicated service to Apprentice Training, June 1995; Inter-Secondary Sports Association Award for dedicated service to the development of School Boys and Girls Sports and for outstanding contribution to the Association, June 1995. Publications: Articles on Strategies to reduce unemployment in Jamaica; Facilities Management in Educational Institutions; Survey of High School System in Jamaica; a Review of the Development of Technical and Vocational Education in Jamaica; the Incidence of Indiscipline in High Schools in Jamaica; Financing Secondary Education in Jamaica; Managing a School on Limited Resources; the Basic Elements in the Caribbean Culture, and many others. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Pamela Theresa Sanson, September 2, 1961; 2 daughters. Interests: Photography, Listening to classical and Church music, Horticulture, Landscaping, Technical Education, Cadet Training, Schoolboy Football, Athletics. Motto: “The awareness of one’s duty as a citizen must not be allowed to wear thin, against the perennial abrasive of personal concerns.” Address: (Business) Priory School, 32 Hope Road, Kingston 10; Tel. 968-3956; (residence) P.O. Box 657, Kingston 8.

FRASER, Michael Alexander George, C.L.U.; Life Insurance Executive. Senior Vice President, Individual Life, Life of Jamaica since 1989. Organisations: Director – Global Life Assurance Co.; Arawak Restaurants of Jamaica Ltd.; Jamaica Cancer Society; Board of Governors, United Way of Jamaica. Born: December 13, 1942; son of John P. Fraser, Attorney-at-Law and Gwendolyn Fraser, Housewife (both dec’d). Educated: Jamaica College. Career: Life Insurance Salesman 1961-68; Unit Manager 1968-73; Branch Manager 1973-77; North American Life (Toronto) 1877-1982; Vice President/Head of Marketing 1982-88. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Paulette Burrowes, July 27, 1965; 1 son, 3 daughters. Interests: Golf, Bird Shooting. Motto: “All things are possible with positive thinking.” Clubs: Liguanea, Constant Spring Golf. Address: (business) Life of Jamaica Ltd., 28-48 Barbados Avenue, Kingston 5; Tel. 929-8920; (residence) 8 Salem Avenue, Kingston 8.

FRASER, Noel S., J.P., B.A., B.S.c., M.B.A.; Clergyman, Ministerial Secretary West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists since 1986. Organizations: Former Member Executive Committee West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists. Born: Bartons, St. Catherine, May 9, 1932, son of Cleveland B. Fraser, Motor Mechanic, and Dolly Mae Burrell-Fraser. Educated: Bellas Gate School, West Indies College; Andrews University. Career: Pastor, Evangelist East Jamaica Conference of S.D.A. 1962-68, Treasurer West Jamaica Conference of S.D.A. 1973-76, President West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists 1976-86. Former Chairman of the Board of West Indies College and Andrews Memorial Hospital. Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist. Married: Venice Barbara Blake, May 30, 1962; 2 daughters. Interests: Body-Building, Swimming, Reading, Music. Clubs: America Association of M.B.A. Executives ( Member). Address: West Indies Union Conference, Mandeville, P.O. Box 22. Tel. 962-2284/962-2910; (residence)125 Manchester Rd., Mandeville P.O. Tel. 962-0010.

FREDERICK, Melville Radcliffe, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D; Civil Engineer. Executive Director Jentech Consultants Ltd. since 1973. Director of Jamaica Engineering and Technical Services Ltd., Jets Metfab Ltd., Cherry Court Ltd., Jet Resorts Ltd. Organizations: Fellow Institution of Engineers Jamaica 1985, Member Association of Consulting Engineers (Jamaica), Member Association of Professional Engineers (Trinidad and Tobago). Formerly Chairman Building Advisory Committee – College of Arts, Science and Technology and Member Finance Committee – Y.W.C.A. Born: San Fernando, Trinidad, W.I. April 14, 1929, son of Charles Beresford Frederick, Electrical Technician, and Carmen Euphemia Boland-Frederick (both dec’d). Educated: San Fernando E.C. School, Queen’s Royal College, Nottingham and Birmingham Universities. Career: Assistant Engineer 1955, Executive Engineer 1957, Soils Engineer 1960 – P.W.D. Trinidad and Tobago; Soils Engineer 1964, Chief Engineer 1967-70 Jamaica Engineering and Research Co. Ltd. Deputy Managing Director Warnock Hersey Caribbean Ltd. 1970-72. Publications: Several Papers on Engineering Topics since 1963. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Yvonne Jeanne desAnges, June 8, 1957; 4 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Reading, Chess, Golf, Computer Programming. Clubs: Kingston Cricket, Liguanea. Address: (business) 14A Hope Road, Kingston 10; Tel. 926-2201/2; (residence) 8 Caribbean Close, Kingston 10.

FREI, Rolf, Managing Director, Nestle Jamaica Ltd. since April 1989. Born: Winterthur, Switzerland, August 5, 1941; son of the late Heinrich Frei and Paula Frei-Pedrett, Housewife. Educated: Commercial High School, Neuchatel, Switzerland; IMEDE, Lausanne, Switzerland. Career: Serving in various management functions in the Nestle Group of Companies: Switzerland 1963; Morocco 1963-66; Uganda 1966-68; Tanzania 1968-1969; Zambia 1970-74; Switzerland 1975-76; Madagascar 1977-82; Nigeria 1983-88. Married: Julia Anna Muller, December 23, 1963; 2 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Swimming, Tennis, Reading. Club: Liguanea. Address: (business) C/o 60 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5. Tel. 926-1301; (now in Trinidad).

FULLER, Karl Lauriston, O.D., J.P., B.Sc., M.B.A. (Nova University, Florida); Business Executive: Company Director, Excelsior Realty Company Ltd. since 1991. Manager Property and Land Transactions since 1976. Director Excelsior Reality Co. Ltd. Organizations: Chairman, Board of Trustees Westwood High School; Board of Governors, Aboukir High School & Institute; Founder/Conductor, St. Ann’s Bay Singers; Member, Diocesan Financial Board; Narrator, Radio Programme “Great Christian Hymns”; Past Master Seville Lodge S.C., Lay Representative, Provincial Synod. Born: St. Catherine, June 17, 1931, son of the late Percival A. Fuller, Inspector of Police, and Eleanor T. Fuller, Teacher. Educated: Munro College, Nova University. Career: Legal Clerk, Manton & Hart (Solicitors) 1953-56; Personnel and Labour Relations Manager, Kaiser Bauxite Company 1969-76; Property and Land Transactions Manager 1976-94. Awards: Kaiser Aluminium and Chemical Corporation Community Service Award 1984; Bronze Musgrave Medal for Outstanding service in the field of Music 1986; Gleaner Certificate of Merit 1986; Good Citizen Award - Harmony in the Home 1986; Kiwanis International and Jaycees Award 1986; Order of Distinction (Officer Class) 1993. Publications: Mass in “D” for the Anglican Liturgy. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Joy M. Snape, January 8, 1992. Interests: Music, Walking, Tennis. Motto: “Success follows hard work.” Address: (business) P.O. Box 247, 54 Main Street, St. Ann’s Bay; (residence) P.O. Box 10, St. Ann’s Bay, St. Ann: Tel. 972-2752.

FULLERTON, Henry Ashbert, F.C.I.S., F.C.C.A., F.C.A., M.B.I.M., F.J.I.M.; Chartered Accountant/Merchant Banker. Executive Chairman, Caldon Finance Merchant Bank Ltd. since 1969. Organizations: Chairman - Jamaica Flour Mills; Kingston Technical High School; Director - Coconut Industry Board; National Continental Corporation; Island Life Insurance Co.; American-Jamaican Chamber of Commerce; Jamaica Venture Fund; Caribbean Cement Co. Born: Trelawny, February 14, 1931; son of William Fullerton, Businessman and Amy Louise Bodden-Fullerton, Housewife (both dec’d). Educated: Kingston Technical High School; Foulkes Lynch Evening Institute (London). Career: Auditor, Price Waterhouse, London, 1961-63; Internal Auditor, Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd., 1963-65; Data Processing/Systems Engineer & Representative, IBM, 1965-67; Secretary & Financial Controller, Jamaica Telephone Company Ltd., 1967-69. Awards: Paul Harris Award (Rotarian); The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Award for Outstanding and Innovative Entrepreneurship. Denomination: Methodist. Divorced: 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Tennis, International Politics. Clubs: Kingston Cricket, Jamaica, Constant Spring Golf, Century (UWI). Motto: “Only the best is good enough.” Address: (business) 52-60 Grenada Crescent, Kingston 5; Tel. 926-7544; (residence) 18 Airdrie Mews, Kingston 8.

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