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INCE, Lt. Col. Audley Nigel Carlisle, J.P., F.J.I.M., F.I.D.; Management Consultant, Project Manager, International Executive Service Corps (I.E.S.C.) 1980-present. Director, Jamaica Legion, British Army 1939-46; Royal Berkshire Regiment Captain and Company Commander, Jamaica Combined Cadet Force Lt. Col, Past Commandant (Ja.), Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Founder/Member, Jamaican Institute of Management. Organizations: Member Advisory Council Salvation Army Greater Kingston, Member, Consular Corps of Jamaica, Board of Fellows (J.I.M.), Administrative Management Society (Jamaican Chapter), Rotary Club of Kingston, Rotary International District (7020) Past Hon. Consul for Finland in Jamaica. Born: Barbados September 28, 1914 son of James Edward Audley Ince and Kathleen Gittens-Ince (both dec’d.). Educated: Harrison College Barbados; Reading School England; Army Southern Command College. Career: Manager in Kingston (1954) & Nassau (1968); Esso Standard Oil S.A. Ltd. 1946-71; Consultant Manager, Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co., 1972-77; Corporate Administrative Officer, National Continental Corporation 1977-78; Director, Productivity and Industrial Services J.I.D.C., 1978-80; Project Co-Ordinator then Marketing Manager, West Indies Glass Co. Ltd. 1981-85; Manager, Administration, Hotel Four Seasons 1985-86. Awards: Prime Minister’s Medal 1983. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Fay Mercedes Stanhope Taylor (deceased); 1 son, 1 step-daughter. Interests: Reading, Photography, Cricket, Football. Clubs: Kingston Cricket, Jamaica Officers, M.C.C., R.A.C Cricket Society (UK), West India Committee (Hon. Life), East India Devonshire Sports and Public Schools Club, Royal Berkshire Regt. O.C.A., Rotary Kingston. Address: (business) 26 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10; Tel. 929-3680/3135; (residence) 19 Margaret Drive, Kingston 6.

INGRAM, Kenneth Everard Niven, O.D., B..A., M.Phil., F.L.A.; Retired Librarian. Born: St. Ann’s Bay, March 2, 1921; son of Claud Everard Ingram, and Sarah Monica (nee Moss-Solomon), Housewife (both dec’d). Educated: Jamaica College; London University. Career: Supervisor (i.e. Librarian), West India Reference Library, Institute of Jamaica 1947-50; Senior Assistant Librarian, U.W.I. 1950-55; Deputy Librarian U.W.I. 1955-71; University Librarian U.W.I. 1971-81; Visiting Consultant Librarian University of Florida 1981-82; Visiting consultant Librarian, University of Miami 1982-83; Part-time Lecturer, Department of Library Studies U.W.I. 1986-89. Awards: U.K. Commonwealth Scholar 1967; Musgrave Gold Medal 1986. Publications: Manuscripts relating to Commonwealth Countries in United States and Canadian Repositories (1975); Sources of Jamaican History, 1655-1838 (1976); Sources for West Indian Studies (1983); Jamaica (World Bibliographical Series, Vol. 45) (1984). Poems in various anthologies such as Focus. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Gloria Rennie, April 25, 1962. Interests: Gardening, Bookbinding. Address: (residence) 22 Glendon Circle, Kingston 6.

INNERARITY, Daphne Elaine, B.A. (U.W.I.), MSc. (Public Relations) The American University, Washington, D.C.; Communication Consultant: Executive Director, JAMPRESS Ltd. since 1991. Born: Kingston, Jamaica; daughter of W. E. Smith and Daphne I. Smith (nee Hutton), both deceased. Educated: St. Hugh’s High School; University College of the West Indies; The American University. Career: Trainee then Feature Writer, The Gleaner Company Ltd. 1962-65; Jamaica Information Service 1965-80; various Assignments including National Savings Committee – Director of Promotions 1970-73; P.R. Manager, Bank of Jamaica; 1973-77; Director of Information, Embassy of Jamaica, Washington, D.C.; 1977-80; Communication Consultant, U.S.A. 1980-91. Awards: Najaso Awards (2) for contribution to Jamaican Community in the U.S.A. Publication: Radio/TV Series “Dear Mama”. Children: 2 sons, 1 daughter. Denomination: Anglican. Address: (Business) Jamaica Information Service, 58A Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 20: Tel. 926-3591/5; (Residence) P.O. Box 534, Kingston 8.

IRONS, Aggrey Benjamin, M.B. B.S., D.P.M., D. M. (Psych); Consultant Phsychatrist, Senior Medical Officer Bellevue Hospital since 1983, Consultant Director of Childhood and Adolescent Services since 1979, Medicentre Private Medical & Consulting Practice since 1976. Director Health Care Limited. Organizations: Secretary/Treasurer Jamaican Psychiatric Association; Director Downtown Kingston Rotary Club; Member Medical Association of Jamaica, International Committee Black Psychiatrists of America, Jamaica Association of Mentally Handicapped Children. Born: Kingston, October 18, 1951, son of Luther Irons, Insurance Executive, and Laurel Irons, Teacher. Educated: Alpha Kinder Preparatory, St. George’s College, University of the West Indies, Loughborough University (England), Harvard University (U.S.A.). Career: Intern Kingston Public Hospital 1974-75; Casualty Officer Part-time, Bustamante Hospital for Children 1975-76; Medical Officer Psychiatry Bellevue Hospital 1975-79; Resident Department of Psychiatry University of the West Indies 1976-79; Community Psychiatrist Port Antonio Region 1978-82; Radio Psychiatry Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation 1979-84; Visiting Psychiatrist College of Arts, Science and Technology 1977-82; School Physician Jamaica School of Drama 1979-84; Actor and Stage Manager National Theatre Trust 1970-80. Awards: Headmaster’s Medal for all round achievement, Issa Medal for Religious Knowledge St. George’s College 1969; Aaron Matalon Prize for Psychiatry, University of the West Indies 1974; Jamaica Festival Bronze Medal 1969. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Jacqueline Isaac, July 5, 1975; 2 sons. Interests: Theatre, Sports, Stamp and Coin Collecting, Interior Decorating, Gourmet Cooking, Popular Music. Clubs: Constant Spring Golf, J.D. Officers, Downtown Kingston Rotary. Address: (business) Bellevue Hospital, Windward Road, Kingston 2. Tel. 923-1381, 34 Old Hope Road, Kingston 5; Tel. 929-7964; (residence) “Allsides”, Seaview Road, Stony Hill.

IRONS, Anthony George Russell, C.D.; Civil Servant, Permanent Secretary since November 1989. Ministry of Labour since 1979. Born: Kingston, September 4, 1938 son of Harold George Russell Irons, Retired Civil Servant(Dec’d), and Cynthia Louise Smith-Irons. Educated: Holy Rosary Preparatory School; Campion Hall Preparatory School, St. George’s College. Career: Entered Civil Service in 1955 at Collector General’s Department; Accountant General’s Department (Pensions Branch) from February 1, 1956 to March 31, 1965; Ministry of Finance from April 1, 1965 to May 31, 1973, when Ministry of the Public Service was formed, served in that Ministry until December 1977; Appointed to Ministry of Labour January 1978 -89 as Deputy Director Industrial Relations. Awards: National Honour of Commander of the Order of Distinction (C.D.) in 1982. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Inez Theresa Bygrave, May 6, 1972. Interests: Swimming, Reading, Movies, Gardening. Clubs: Kingston Cricket. Address: (business) Ministry of Labour, 1F North Street, Kingston. Tel. 922-9500-17; (residence) 3 Jacqueline Avenue, Edgewater, Bridgeport P.O., St. Catherine.

IRVINE, Ronald Aliston, C.D., O.B.E., M.B., Ch.B. (Hons.), M.R.C.P. F.R.C.P.(London), F.A.C.P., Consultant Physician, Private Consulting Practice since 1970. Organizations: Past President Jamaica Medical Association; formerly Member General Medical Council of Jamaica. Born: Morant Bay, Jamaica, February 11, 1927, son of William Victor Irvine, Engineer & Inez Phillips-Irvine (dec’d.). Educated: Jamaica College; Leeds University; C.D. & W Scholar Jamaica 1945; Infirmary Scholar Leeds 1948; Post Graduate work Edinburgh University Hammersmith Hospital, Institute of Cardiology; University of Birmingham; Albert Einstein Medical School, New York City. Career: House Officer University College Hospital of the West Indies 1952-53; Medical Officer Jamaica Government Medical Service 1953-56; Registrar in Medicine University of the West Indies 1958, Senior Lecturer 1964-70; Guggenheim Fellow 1966-67; Milibank Faculty Fellow 1968-73; Assistant Editor West Indian Medical Journal up to 1970; Medical Advisor Life of Jamaica Ltd. (Insurance) since 1970; Medical Adviser C.A.L.I.C.O. (Insurance) since 1979, Member of the Senate, Parliament of Jamaica 1962-84, Minister without Portfolio Government of Jamaica 1980-84, Minister of Science, Technology & Environment 1984; Leader of Government Business in the Senate 1980-84. Publications: Management of the Diabetic Patient W.I.M.J. (Supplement) 1959, Hereditary Hyptchromic Anaemia with Iron Loading British Journal of Haematology 1961, Acute Viral Encephalitis in Jamaica with L.S. Grant et al, American Journal of Trop. Med & Hygiene 1963, Infection with Strongyloides Stercoralis with G. Bras et al, Lancet, Physical and Chemical Studies on Ceruloplasmin Journal of Biological Chemistry 1968. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Ann Drucilla Service, September 20, 1958; 2 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Horse-racing, Fishing. Address: (business) Life of Jamaica Building, 28-48 Barbados Avenue, Kingston 10; Tel. 936-7098; (residence) 20 Durham Avenue, Kingston 6.

IRWIN, Mavis Louise J.P., O.D., B. Ed., Higher Dip. Ed., M.A.; Teacher, Retired Principal. Organizations: Founder and Leader Ocho Rios Choral and Dramatic Group; Founder Ocho Rios Chapter United Nations Association of Jamaica; Leader and Lay Preacher Methodist Church; Member Jamaica Teachers Association; Member, Ocho Rios Branch Library Committee, Board Member, Wesley Methodist College, Born: Clarksonville, Cave Valley, St. Ann, June 24, 1924; daughter of Rufus Irwin, Tailor and Small Farmer, and Kathleen Blanch Watson-Irwin (both deceased). Educated: Eccleston Elementary School, Shortwood Teachers’ College, University of the West Indies. Career: Taught in Primary, All-Age and Secondary Schools - One of Jamaica’s pioneer teachers in the Junior Secondary School programme and Shift System; Helped to start Teaching Internship Programme in Jamaica, one of the first Supervisors of the programme 1967-69; One of the first In-service Teacher Education Thrust Tutors to write lessons for its participants in subject Reading; Lecturer at Internship Seminars, Teachers’ Courses and Conferences, First to introduce and try co-education in a traditional Girls’ Primary School, Barracks Road, Montego Bay, 1962-69 Principal Ocho Rios Secondary School 1969-90. Awards: Jamaica Social Welfare Certificate of Honour 1962, Honoured by Rotary International Ocho Rios Club 1972, Kiwanis International Ocho Rios Club 1977 and 1990; Methodist Church Ocho Rios Circuit 1978 and 1995; North St. Ann Jaycees 1978; Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation 1983; Honoured by - Jamaica Reading Association 1984; Shortwood Teacher’s College 1985; Parish of St. Ann 1986; Justices of the Peace for St. Ann Award for Services to Education 1985; Institute of Jamaica Centenary Medal 1980 and Founder’s Day medal 1986; Guinness Stout Effort Award, Certificate of Merit 1989, Award Certificate of Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service 1989; Order of Distinction Officers’ Class from Government of Jamaica 1989; Alpha Delta Kappa a sorority of outstanding female educators 1991. Unpublished Theses (U.W.I.) Backwardnessin the Jamaica Junior School with special reference to the Language Arts 1965; Experiment in Reading Improvement for a class of Grade 7 pupils in a Jamaica Junior Secondary School 1967, (from which emerged The Irwin Comprehension Test used in schools islandwide); Factors which influence vocational Preferences of Grade 9 students in two Secondary Schools in Jamaica 1981. Interests: Reading, Music, Visiting interesting spots, Flowers, Children, Writing, Poetry, Drama. Club: Soroptimist. Address: P.O. Box 891, Ocho Rios P.O., St. Ann.

ISSA, Andrew Richard, B.A., M.B.A. (Hons.), J.P., Real Estate Developer and Company Director/Executive Property Service Ltd., Hawkeye Security Ltd., Rock Investments Ltd., Changes Ltd. Organizations: Member Alpha Kappa Psi Business Honours Society. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, April 2, 1961; son of Richard Issa, Company Director, and Anna Katherine Issa, Housewife. Educated: University of San Diego, California , University of Tampa, Florida. Career: Worked at Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Florida; Pegasus Hotel; Wyndham Hotel. Awards: Le Monde Selection, Gold Medal for Ostrov vodka 1987, Le Monde Selection, Gold Medal for Galleon gold rum 1989, T.T. Jackson Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Furniture Design 1991. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Debbie Mahfood, May 29, 1987; 2 sons. Interests: Hunting, Sailing. Clubs: Ranger Gun, Liguanea, Jamaica Gun. Address: 20 Constant Spring Road, P.O. Box 418, Kingston 10; Tel. 960-3424.

ISSA, Christopher Richard Joseph, B.A. (Hons.), M.B.A., J.D. (Hons.), J.P. Company Director, Real Estate Developer, Publisher, Attorney-at-Law, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The House of Issa and its subsidiaries – E. A. Issa & Brothers Ltd.; Honda Sales Company; Motor Sales & Service Company; Industrial Equipment Company; Couples Hotel; International Rentals Ltd.; Issa Trust Fund Ltd. Organizations: Chairman, Richard James Associates Ltd.; C.R.I. Construction Co. Ltd.; Jamrite Publications; Director, Hampton and Brooks Publishers; Insurance Company of the West Indies; Bank of Nova Scotia Trust & Merchant Bank Ja. Ltd.; Jamaica Premix Ltd.; St. Andrew Hotels Ltd. Issa Scholarship Selection Committee; Member – The Florida Bar, The Jamaica Bar Association, The American Bar Association, International Bar Association; Founding Patron, Jamaica Conference of Foundation & Corporate Donors; Member, Young Presidents Organisation; President, Jamaica’s Racing and Driver’s Club. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, June 26, 1957; son of Richard Joseph Issa, Company Director, and Anna Katherine Webster, Housewife. Educated: Holy Cross College; University of Chicago; University of Miami, Norman Manley Law School. Awards: 1987 Florida Bar Judicial Clerkship, Member, Law Review, University of Miami. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Interests: Motor Racing, Tennis, Water Skiing, Travelling. Clubs: Rotary of Kingston, Jamaica, Constant Spring Golf. Address: (business) 53 South Camp Road, Kingston 4; Tel. 928-2929 and 14 Dominica Drive, Kingston 5; Tel: 926-1180; (residence) 7 East Strathmore, Kingston 8.

ISSA, John Joseph, C.D., J.P., B.Sc.; Company Director and Chairman of SuperClubs Super-Inclusive Resorts: Grand Lido, San Souci Lido, Jamaica Jamaica, Boscobel Beach, Hedonism II, Breezes Montego, Breezes Bahamas and Club Varadero. Organisations: Chairman, Pegasus Hotels of Jamaica; Village Resorts Ltd.; Innovative Resorts Ltd.; International Hotels Ltd.; Director – Bloody Bay Hotel Development Ltd., Jamaica Stock Exchange; The Gleaner Company Ltd.; Victoria Mutual Building Society; Grace Kennedy & Co. Ltd.; Island Life Insurance Company Ltd.; Globe Insurance Company of the West Indies Ltd.; Trustee – Bustamante Foundation; Caribbean/Latin America Action; Co-Chairman, St. George’s College Endowment Fund. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, December 29, 1939, son of Joseph E. Issa, Retired Company Director, and Minerva Shoucair-Issa (deceased). Educated: Campion Preparatory School, St. George’s College, College of the Holy Cross (USA). Career: Member of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association 1961-86 and since 1990; President, Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association 1972-74; Member of the Jamaica Tourist Board 1973-75; Chairman, Jamaica Tourist Board, Jamaica Vacations Ltd. and Jamaica Reservations Service 1984-89; Chairman, St. Ann Development Co. Ltd. 1980-89; Deputy Treasurer & Member of the Central Executive, Jamaica Labour Party 1973-77; Deputy Treasurer, Jamaica Labour Party 1972-74; Member of the Industrial Development Planning Consultative Committee to the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Foreign Trade 1974-75; Member of Advisory Committee to Minister of Finance 1978-80; Introduced the All-Inclusive Club type hotel into Jamaica’s Tourism with the development of Negril Beach Village, now Hedonism II; Honorary Consul Socialist, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1974-83 since 1990; Accredited as Tourism Consultant by the World Bank since 1979, Special Advisor to Ministry of Tourism 1981-84; Member of the Senate 1983-89; Awards: Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander; Man of the Decade by Investor’s Choice Magazine; Caribbean Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel Association; Hotelier of the Year by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Aida T. Kattan, September 16, 1964; 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Swimming, Water Skiing, Bridge, Writing. Clubs: Jamaica, Liguanea, Jamaica Rifle Association, Kingston Cricket. Address: (business) P.O. Box 61, Kingston 4. Tel. 960-1750; (residence) 54 Barbican Road, Kingston 6.

ISSA, Paul Anthony, B.B.A., M.B.A. (Finance): Co-Chairman, House of Issa Group; Managing Director, Issa Trust & Merchant Bank Ltd., Issa Insurance Brokers Ltd. since 1992; Co-Managing Director, Couples Resort since 1994. Organisations: Director – International Rentals Ltd., Issa Hotels & Resorts Ltd., The Negril Hotel Development Company Ltd., Credit Corporation of Jamaica Ltd., Prestige Motors Ltd., Motor Sales & Service Company Ltd., E. A. Issa & Bros. Ltd., Jamaica Industrial Equipment & Service Company Ltd., Issa Trust & Merchant Bank Ltd., Issa Insurance Brokers Ltd., Issa Building Society, Issa Trust Fund Ltd., Landsend Ltd. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, February 2, 1947; son of Hon. Abe Issa, Businessman and Lorraine Shaouy Issa (both deceased). Educated: St. George’s College, Hackley School (Tarrytown, New York), Tulane University, University of Miami. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Oriente Davila; 3 sons. Interests: The Theatre. Club: Jamaica. Address: (Business) 1 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5; Tel. 960-0126/31; (Residence) 16 Seymour Avenue, Kingston 10.

IVERS, Patricia Delphine, R.G.N.; Registered General Nurse; Cert. Nursing Admin.; Matron National Chest Hospital since 1988. Member of Board of Directors Nursing Association of Jamaica Co-op Credit Union; Member of the National Advisory Council for Women; Member of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. Organizations: Executive member Nurses Association of Jamaica and Leader of the Negotiating Team and Chairperson Socio-economic Welfare Committee of the N.A.J. Born: Manchester on August 23, 1936, daughter of Hubert Gibson, Farmer and Mabel Gibson, Housewife (both dec’d). Educated: Excelsior High School, Kingston School of Nursing, University of the West Indies. Career: 1983, 1st Vice-President, Nurses Association of Jamaica; 1984, President, Nurses Association of Jamaica. Participated in programme for the development of women in Trade Unions at Trade Union Education Institute. Jamaica’s representative at Seminar on Coalition of Labour Union Women in U.S.A., Assistant Matron Kingston Public Hospital 1980-88. Married: Oswald A. Ivers on the November 11, 1961; 2 daughters. Denomination: Apostolic. Interests: Gardening, Sewing, Cooking and Travelling. Address: (business) National Chest Hospital, 36 1/2 Barbican Road, Kingston 6, Tel.: 927-6421, 927-7121; (residence) 12 Bronzwing Place, Kingston 20.

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