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NASRALLA, Ronald Victor St. George, Advertising Director; Chairman, Ronnie Nasralla Advertising Agency. Organizations: Chairman Advisory Committee to the Broadcasting Commission; Secretary Jamaica Squash Rackets Association, Treasurer Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica, St. George’s Old Boys Association; Jaycees Senator; Honorary Member Jamaica Federation of Musicians. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, November 28, 1930, son of the late Fuad Joseph Nasralla and Carmen Maxwell-Nasralla. Educated: Huntsden School, Private Tuition, St. George’s College. Career: Salesman, School Teacher, Sportsman, Actor, Dancer, Represented Jamaica as a Fencer on five occasions and in Squash on many occasions; also Football and Badminton. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Rosemary Ann Ladd, January 7, 1979; 2 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Squash, Music, Art, Gardening. Clubs: Liguanea, Kingston Cricket. Address: (business) “The Towers”, 25 Dominica Drive, 10th Floor, Kingston 5; Tel. 968-9356; (residence) 4A Wilmington Drive, Jack’s Hill, Kingston 6.

NEEDHAM, Camille Nina, B.A., (Hons); Tourism Executive, Executive Director, Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association since 1983. Organizations: Chairman, Hospitality/Tourism Advisory Committee of C.A.S.T. Director, National Drug Abuse Fund Raising Trust. Born: St. Catherine, Jamaica, August 16, 1952, daughter of Oscar and Joyce Chin, retired. Educated: Queens and St. Andrew High Schools, University of the West Indies. Career: Training Officer and subsequently Administrator III of School Services Division of the Ministry of Education, 1973-80; J.H.T.A. Asst. General Manager 1980-81; Asst. to Managing Director Carib Tours Ltd. (London) 1982-83. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Merrick Needham, May 1981; 1 son. Interest: Theatre. Address: (business) 2 Ardenne Road, Kingston 10. Tel. 926-3635-6 & 926-2796.

NEEDHAM, Frank Merrick, O.D.,M.V.O., Logistics & Protocol Consultant and Professional Conference Organizer. Principal, Merrick Needham & Associates since 1986. Organizations: Chairman, Advisory Committee to the Broadcasting Commission; Vice-Chairman, Alpha Boys School Advisory Board; Member, St John Council for Jamaica; Member, Island Broadcasting Services Ltd.. (KLAS FM) Advisory Board. Born: London, England, December 23, 1933; son of Frank Needham, Civil and Electrical Engineer, and Valerie Watson-Needham (both dec’d). Educated: England; St. Andrew Prep. School; Priory School. Career: Broadcaster, Radio Jamaica 1951-55; Programme Director, Radio Jamaica 1956-61; Director of Programmes & Production/ Assistant General Manager/General Manager, Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation 1961-68; Investors Overseas Services 1969-70; Area Manager (Western Caribbean), William Collins Publishers (London) 1971-73; Public Relations Executive, Lonsdale-Hands (Ja.) Ltd. 1973-74; Conference & Logistics Consultant, Government of Jamaica 1974-80; Chief Executive Officer (Conferences), Commonwealth Secretariat (London) 1980-83; Conference & Special Events Consultant, Government of Jamaica 1983-86 Awards: Order of Distinction (Officer), 1976; Government of Jamaica Certificate of Honour, 1980; Radio Jamaica Special Award, 1991; Royal Victorian Order (Member), 1994. Publications: On a Point of Protocol; Names, Styles & Titles in Jamaica. Married: Camille Chin, May 1981; 1 son, (1 son, 1 daughter by previous marriage). Denomination: Anglican. Interests: The practice of protocol and ceremonial etiquette, History, Classical music, Military weaponry. Clubs: Royal Overseas (London), Skal Club of Kingston. Address: (business) Merrick Needham & Associates, 6 Kingsway, Kingston 10; Tel. 929-4585.

NEISH, Major General Robert James, C.D., A.F.C., A.D.C., J.P.; Former Executive Chairman Bustamante Institute of Public and International Affairs. Organizations: Vice-President Jamaica Legion; Honorary Vice-President Jamaica Scout Council; Member Central Committee Jamaica Red Cross, St. John Council for Jamaica. Born: St. Andrew, Jamaica, April 22, 1940, son of Captain James V. Neish E.D., Accountant, and Marion Aitken-Neish (both dec’d). Educated: St. Andrew Preparatory School, Munro and Jamaica Colleges, Attended Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, School of Infantry (Warminister), Army Staff College, Camberley, U.K. Career: Jamaica Local Forces, West India Regiment, 1st Battalion The Jamaica Regiment, Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing 1958-73, Promoted Lieutenant Colonel, appointed Commanding Officer Support and Service Battalion 1973, Colonel Adjutant/Quarter-master H.Q. J.D.F. 1977, Brigadier 1979, Major General 1982, Chief of Staff, Jamaica Defence Force 1979-90. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Janet E. Wells, June 24, 1967; 2 sons. Interests: Boating, Swimming. Clubs: Royal Jamaica Yacht, Liguanea, Jamaica Officers, JCA. Address: 11 Worthington Avenue, Kingston 5. Tel. 929-3184; (residence) ‘Craignish’, Jacks Hill P.A., St Andrew.

NEITA, Ainsworth Boyd, Land Superintendent Alcoa since 1982. Organizations: President Clarendon Chamber of Commerce, Vice-President Associated Chambers of Commerce, Member Friends of May Pen Primary School, Pleasant Valley Citizens Association. Born: Mt. Providence, Clarendon, November 25, 1933, son of G.S. Neita, Teacher, and Abie Neita. Educated: Four Paths Primary School, Clarendon College. Career: Jamaica Railway Corporation 1951-56; Alcan Jamaica (Kirkvine Works) 1956-65; Alcoa Minerals of Jamaica - Supervisor of Logistics 1977-82 then Land Superintendent. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Norma Hyacinth Moodie, June 2, 1957; 1 son, 4 daughters (two adopted). Interests: Community Involvement, Reading, Dancing. Address: (business) Alcoa, P.O. Box 64, May Pen. Tel. 986-2352; (residence) 9 Glenhaven Drive, May Pen, Clarendon.

NEITA, Clifton Bancroft Myers, Attorney-at-Law and Journalist. Referee of Titles since 1981. Organizations: Former President Press Association of Jamaica, Vice-President Inter-American Federation of Working Newspapermen’s Organizations, Life Member Press Association of Jamaica. Master Mason Coll. Fab. Lodge 1836 E.C Born: Ulster Spring, Trelawny, February 25, 1915, son of Cecil Alexander Neita, J.P., Planter and Legislator, and Florence Albertha Myers-Neita (both dec’d). Educated: Methodist School, Ulster Spring and Cornwall College. Career: Editor and Publisher Who’s Who Jamaica 1949-73. Joined Gleaner as Legal Officer 1954; Asst. Editor 1964; Asst. Editor-in-Chief 1974; Managing Editor 1976-80; Press Liaison Officer 8th Commonwealth Games 1966; Editor Gleaner Law Reports 1966-68; Legal Consultant Gleaner Co. Ltd. since 1980. Publications: Jamaica Progress 1853-1983 Who’s Who Jamaica 1951, 1954, 1957, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1969. Awards: Games Medal 8th Commonwealth Games 1966; Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation 1983. Denomination: Methodist. Married: Lois Elaine Jones, September 9, 1976; 1 daughter (by previous marriage). Interests: Horse-racing, Books, Music. Address: (business) 7 North Street, P.O. Box 40, Kingston; (residence) Apt. 5, St. James Court, Kingsway, Kingston 10.

NEITA, Herbert George, B.Sc., Dip Ed.; Teacher. Consultant to Ministry of Education since March 1989. Organizations: Chairman Mandeville Regional Hospital. Born: Glengoffe, St. Catherine, October 18, 1925, son of the late Robert Neita and Isadore Richards-Neita. Career: Royal Air Force 1944-49; Principal Manning’s High School 1973-89. Awards: Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service 1979. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Lorna Louise Thompson, December 17, 1958; 2 sons. Interests: Photography, Reading. Club: Rotary. Address: 10 Brightwood Close, Mandeville, Manchester.

NEITA, Dr. Joan Maree, MBBS., D.O. Lond., M.C.O.phth.; Medical Practitioner, Consultant Ophthalmologist since 1975. Born: Kingston, Jamaica; daughter of the late Albert McGann, Businessman, and May McGann Nee Trottman, Housewife. Educated: Wolmers Girls School; University of the West Indies. Denomination: Anglican. Children: 1 son, 1 daughter. Interests: Growing Orchids, Golf. Clubs: Jamaica Orchid Society, Jamaica Kennel Club. Address: (business) 1 Melmac Avenue, Kingston 5. Tel. 926-0913.

NEITA, Kenneth Churchill, Q.C. Attorney-at-Law. Chairman, Institute of Sports since 1993. Organisations: Trustee, Kingston Public Hospital and Victoria Jubilee Trust. Member, N.C.D.A., National Sports Council, Bar Association of Jamaica, Executive Member, Kingston College Old Boy’s Association. Born: Kingston, November 23, 1940 son of Kenneth David Neita, Salesman, and Clara Louise Neita, Housewife (both dec’d). Educated: Kingston College, Lincoln’s Inn. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Angela Maria MacLean February 28, 1965. Interests: Reading, Travelling, Watching sporting events, Listening to music. Clubs: Melbourne Cricket. Motto: Justice, Love and Compassion for all Mankind. Address: (business) 61-63 Barry Street; (residence) Sterling Castle Heights, Red Hills P.O.

NEITA-LENNON, Cecile Elaine, J.P, Public Relations Consultant. Organizations: Founder/PR Directors, Project Relief; Vice President, PDMA Citizens Assn., Deputy Chairman, David-Weill Youth Trust Cricket Competition - St. James All-Age Schools; Former Vice President, St. James Cricket Board. Born: Clarendon, April 2, 1992 daughter of Granville Neita, Principal and Abigail Neita (both dec’d). Educated: Four Paths Primary and St Andrew High. Career: Secretary to Registrar, U.W.I.; Executive Secretary, Alcoa Minerals; Reservations Manager & Executive Secretary, Tryall Golf Club; & Round Hill Hotel; First Lady Ambassador of West Indies Jaycees Exchange Programme with Indiana, U.S.A. Denomination: Anglican. Married: B.C. Lennon (dec’d) 1 son. Awards: Machado Sports Award, Honorary Member, United States Jaycees, Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce Community Services Award. Interests: Dancing, Cricket, Gardening, Cooking. Address: 3 Hart Blvd., Paradise Acres, Montego Bay.

NELSON, Arthur Easter, B.Sc., M.I.C.E., M.A.S.C.E., M.J.I.E.; Consulting Engineer. Partner Nelson, O’Callaghan, & Associates, Chairman United Engineers & Consultants Ltd. (1980). Director Western Engineering Services Ltd., United Engineers & Consultants Ltd., Pastorate Limited. Organizations: Member Irwin Citizens Association, Jamaica Institution of Engineers, Advisory Planning Committee (Town & Country Planning Act), formerly President Kiwanis Club of Montego Bay, Association of Consulting Engineers (Jamaica) Cornwall College Parent Teachers Association, Acting President Cornwall College Old Boys Association. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, April 22, 1935, son of Albert Joce Nelson, retired Teacher, and Sybil Horatia O’Meally-Nelson. Educated: Retirement and Linstead Schools, Cornwall College, London University. Career: John Taylor and Sons Consulting Engineers (London) 1962; Engineer Public Works 1962-65; Engineer Ewbank & Partners Ltd. Consulting Engineers, Kingston 1965-67; Principal Arthur Nelson & Associates Consulting Engineers, Montego Bay 1967, Partner Nelson, O’Callaghan & Associates, Montego Bay 1968-81. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Barbara Maisie Burnett, September 8, 1962; 2 sons, 3 daughters. Interests: Soccer, Hydroponics, Agriculture. Club: Kiwanis of Montego Bay. Address: (business) 11 Dome Street, P.O. Box 31, Montego Bay. Tel. 952-4992; (residence) Riverside Avenue, Montego Bay.

NELSON, Basil George Alexander, Dip. E.E., C. Eng., M.I.E.E., M.I.E.J.; Electrical Consulting Engineer, Director Nelson Walters Engineers Ltd. since 1978. Organizations: President Wolmers Boys School P.T.A.; Member University Lodge of the West Indies; Immediate Past President of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Jamaica; President Elect, Jamaica Institution of Engineers. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, 21st November 1940, son of Isaiah Agustus Nelson, Businessman, and Edith Rose Curtis-Nelson, Businesswoman (both dec’d). Educated: Whitfield Primary, Waulgrove College, Kingston College, Excelsior High School, College of Arts, Science and Technology, University of the West Indies and Nottingham University. Career: Electrical Engineer – Tate & Lyle Technical Services (London, U.K.) 1967-68; Electrical Control Engineer, West Indies Sugar Co. Ltd. 1968-70; Director Warren Anderson Engineers Ltd. 1971-78; Past Vice-President the Jamaica Institute of Engineers (1985); Past Director, Jamaica Railway Corporation, Electrician Licensing Authority. Publications: Economic Use of Industrial and Commercial Distribution Network. Married: Sybil Eugiene Campbell on June 29, 1968; 1 son and 1 daughter. Denomination: Anglican. Interests: Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Walking, Breeding Tropical Aquarium Fresh Water Fishes, Gardening, Listening to music, Art Collecting. Club: Liguanea. Address: (business) 1c Braemar Avenue, Kingston 10. Tel. 926-4377/8898; (residence) 17 Bracknell Avenue, Kingston 6.

NELSON, Clarence Denizford, J.P.; Port Agent/Farmer; Managing Director, Nelson’s Services Ltd. Director, Coffee Industry Board. Organisations: Trustee for Life, Coffee Industry Insurance Scheme; Immediate Past President, Lay Magistrates Assn. St. James Chapter. Born: Spaldings, October 26, 1930; son of Garnald W. Nelson, Farmer, and Nellie Stanford, Housewife (dec’d). Educated: Holmwood Preparatory School; Jamaica School of Commerce. Career: FCO Ja. Clerk Cashier 1949-51; Supervisor,All Island Banana Growers 1951-65; Regional Manager, Director of Operations, BananaBoard 1965-82; Director, Coffee Development Company/Chairman, 1984-89; Director, Coffee Industry Board, 1986-89. Denomination: Presbyterian (United Church). Married: Lucille E. Jackson, September 6, 1958; 2 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Driving, Table Tennis, Scrabble. Clubs: Free Mason, American Chamber of Commerce. Address: (business) 39 Union Street, Montego Bay; Tel. 952-1855; 952-7162; Fax: 952-6167; (residence) 956-4129.

NELSON, Dwight Augustus, B.A. (Hons.); Trade Unionist, Education Officer, Senior Negotiating Officer Bustamante Industrial Trade Union since 1980. Director Joint Trade Union Education & Research Centre, the Student Loan Bureau, St. George’s College. Organizations: Chairman Labour Participation Committee, St. George’s College Old Boys Association, Nationalist Patriotic Movement, Young Workers Council. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, July 22, 1950, son of Clarence Nelson, Building Contractor and Lillian Walters-Nelson. Educated: St. Aloysius Boys School, St. George’s College, University of the West Indies, Trade Union Education Institute, Labour College of Canada, Rewely House & Ruskin College, Oxford University, Cornel University’ Centre for Labour Studies. Career: Teacher at Golden Grove Primary School before joining B.I.T.U. Represented Bustamante Industrial Trade Union at several conferences locally and overseas, represented the B.I.T.U. and the Trade Union Movement on several Boards and Committees notably the Mixed Commission, the Labour Advisory Council, the Minimum Wage Board for the bread and pastry trade; Lecturer Trade Union Education Institute, University of the West Indies; Guest lecturer at several High Schools and a number of public and private organizations. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Pauline Maria Gillespie, June 21, 1969; 4 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Reading, Collecting books, Genetic Breeding of tropical birds, harassing conceited persons. Address: (business) 98-100 Duke Street, Kingston. Telephone: 922-2443-6.

NELSON, Rev. Richmond Isaiah, J.P. B.A., M. Div. Dip. Th., M.J.I.M.; Minister of Religion and Teacher. Principal Oberlin High School since 1971. Director C.A.D.E.C. Organizations: President Caribbean Conference of Churches, Lawrence Tavern Citizen’s Association; Member Jamaica Teachers’ Association. Born: Cavaliers, St. Andrew, October 23, 1933, son of Erastus Nelson, Farmer and Josephine Barnes-Nelson. Educated: Cavaliers Primary School, Oberlin High School, University of the West Indies, United Theological College of the West Indies, Union Seminary (New York, U.S.A.) Career: Assistant Pastor St. James Presbyterian Church, New York 1959-61; Teacher Excelsior School 1962-71; Pastor Duke Street Christian Church 1961-72. Award: Caribbean Ecumerical award 1991. Denomination: Disciples of Christ. Married: Cecil Annette Pickersgill, August 30, 1958; 4 daughters. Interests: Travel, Table Tennis, Swimming, Reading. Clubs: Y.M’s, North St. Andrew, Kiwanis. Address: (business) Disciples of Christ, 73 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 10. Tel. 927-6174; (residence) Oberlin High School; Lawrence Tavern P.O., St. Andrew.

NETTLEFORD Hon. Ralston (Rex) Milton, O.M., B.A. (Hons.), M. Phil. (Oxon); Educator, Creative Artist and Literary Editor. Professor of Continuing Studies, Director since 1971; Pro Vice Chanceller (UWI) Director of Studies, Trade Union Education Institute since 1963. Organizations: Chairman, Commonwealth Arts Organization (London); Founding Governor International Development Research Centre (Ottawa) 1970; Founder, Artistic Director, Choreographer, National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, Trustee A.F.S. International (N.Y.); Member Board of Directors Gemini News Agency; Member of the Cultural Committee of O.A.S. (C.I.D.E.C.); Vice-President International Council for Adult Education (Toronto); Member joint I.L.O./U.N.E.S.C.O. Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers; Member ILO Group of Experts monitoring Action against Apartheid; Chairman National Committee Press Association Awards; Member Board of Directors, Mutual Life Assurance Society. Born: Trelawny, Jamaica, February 3, 1933. Educated: Unity Government School; Cornwall College; University of the West Indies; Oxford University. Career: Resident Tutor, Trinidad and Tobago; Resident Tutor (Jamaica); Staff Tutor Political Education; Deputy Director, Extra Mural Studies; Member Statutory Boards 1962-80 – viz; Public Services Commission; Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation; Board of Governors, Institute of Jamaica; Independence Celebrations Committee; Jamaica Tourist Board; Cultural Adviser to Government of Jamaica 1972-80; & 1989; Founder and Chairman S.Y.C.O. (C.V.S.S.); Lecturer on Jamaican and Caribbean Politics and Cultural Development; Consultant on Cultural Development to U.N.E.S.C.O., O.A.S.; Special Consultant, Caribbean Festival Arts (Smithsonian, St. Louis et al); Radio and Television Political Analyst 1965-81; Director and Choregrapher of musicals; I.L.O. Fellow 1967; Associate Fellow, Centre for African and Afro-American Studies; Patten Lecturer, Indiana University 1989. Awards: Rhodes Scholar and Issa Scholar 1957; Thelma Hill Dance Award 1981; Gold Musgrave Medal Award for 1981 (1984); Joint Trade Unions Research Development Centre Award 1983; Fellow Jamaica Institute of Management; Fellow Institute of Jamaica, Hon. D.Litt, St. John’s University, N.Y. (1994), Zora Neale Hurston – Paul Robeson Award (1994), Caribbean Writers Award, Carifesta VI – 1995, Hon. Doctor of Humanities, University of Hartford (1995), Presidential Medal, Brooklyn College (CUNY) (1995). Publications: Author of several articles and books including Report on the Rastafari Movement in Kingston, Jamaica (with M.G. Smith and Roy Augier); Mirror, Mirror ,Manley and the New Jamaica, Caribbean Cultural Identity (Jamaica, U.S.A. and Canadian Editions) Dance Jamaica – Cultural Definition and Artistic Discovery, Inward Stretch, Outward Reach, A Voice from the Caribbean. Editor Caribbean Quarterly. Interests: Reading, Theatre, Arts, Dance, Conversation, Social Work. Address: Trade Union Education Institute, U.W.I. Mona, Kingston 7.

NEVERS, Richard Edward, Dip. Civil/Structural Engineering, Cert. Engineering Management; Civil Engineer, Managing Director Richard E. Nevers Associates since 1976. Organizations: Chairman Public Relations Committee Jamaica Instutition of Engineers, Constant Spring All-Age School, Steering Comm. Professional Soc. of Ja.; Board Member Christian Publications Ltd.; Deacon Elim Gospel Assembly; Member Joint Consulative Council for the Building Industry; Corporate Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Engineers (England), Engineering Institute of Canada; Past President Ja. Instutition of Engineers; Past Chairman Caribbean Council of Engineering Organizations. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, June 13, 1929, son of the late Benjamin A. Nevers, Builder, and Daphne N. Nevers, Housewife. Educated: Polytechnic of Southbank, London; University of the West Indies Extra-Mural Centre. Career: Engineer Hockley and Dawson (England) 1963-64; Engineer Wallace Evans & Partners (Jamaica) 1964-65; Senior Engineer McMorris Sibley Robinson 1965-66; Associate Partner Rutkowski, Bradford and Partners 1972-75; Chief Civil Engineer Jamaica Railway Corporation 1975-76. Denomination: Christian Brethren. Married: Norma T. Hudson; 3 sons, 3 daughters. Interests: Reading, Lawn Tennis. Clubs: Liguanea, Kingston. Address: (business) Institute of Engineers, 16 Cargill Avenue, Kingston 10; (residence) 3 Norbrook Mews, Kingston 8.

NEWLAND-MARTIN, Sarah, O.D.; Social Worker, Secretary and Sportswoman, General Secretary Kingston Y.M.C.A. since May, 1988. Organizations: Juvenile Advisory Council, Special Olympics Committee. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, August 5, 1946, daughter of Aubrey Nathaniel Newland and Sarah Eunice Mears-Newland. Educated: Princess Alice School for the Physically Handicapped, Holy Childhood High School, Henderson Secretarial College, Social Welfare Training Centre, U.W.I. Extra Mural Centre. Diploma - Human Resource Management, Ja. Institute of Management (1993-94). Career: Secretary Lopez Photo Studio 1967-68; Secretary K.S.A.C. Town Clerk’s Office 1968-77; Social Worker Jamaica Council for the Handicapped 1977-79, Editorial Assistant and Secretary 1979-80; Secretary Caribbean Institute on Mental Retardation 1980; Presented paper on “Sports for the Handicapped” at Seminar/Workshop for Sports Administrators in Antigua 1981; Assistant Manager Maxfield Park Children’s Home 1981-85; Associate General Secretary (Programmes), Kingston Y.M.C.A. 1985-1988. Awards: Machado, Sportswoman of the Year for performance in Cross-the-Harbour Race 1965. Cross-the-Harbour Race Long distance world record for disabled persons 1965. Carreras Special Award for performance in Brazil 1978. Representing Jamaica in Pan-American Wheelchair Games; 1971-82, Won 12 gold medals, 4 silver medals, 3 bronze medals in various sports. Married: Dervent Martin , September 3, 1994. Denomination: Baptist. Interests: Swimming, Dancing, Record collecting, Craft and Needlework, Sewing, Meeting and working with people. Clubs: Jamaica Paraplegic Sports and Social Club, Y.M.C.A. Motto: Life. Address: (business) 21 Hope Road, Kingston 10; Tel. 926-8081; (residence) P.O. Box 285, Kingston 6.

NEWMAN, Kenneth Evan, B.Sc.; Agronomist. Managing Director Cambria Farms Ltd. since 1969. Director Cambria Farm Ltd., Wakefield Fruit and Vegetables Ltd., Jamaica Citrus Growers Ltd., Citrus Development Co. Ltd., Citrus Growers Association Ltd., Jamaica Agricultural Development Foundation. Organizations: International Society for Sugar Technologists, International Society for Tropical Horticulture, Jamaica Society for Agricltural Scientist, Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists. Born: Lluidas Vale, St. Catherine, Jamaica, August 12, 1931, son of Richard R. Newman, Planter, and Rudella Williams-Newman (both dec’d). Educated: Lluidas Vale Primary School, Kingston College, McGill University, Imperial College for Tropical Agriculture. Career: Agronomist, United Estates Ltd. 1958-62; Field Manager Innswood Estates Ltd. 1963-69. Religion: Christian. Married: Beverley Willey, September 17, 1955; 2 sons, 3 daughters. Address: Cambria Farms Ltd., P.O. Box 8, Linstead. Tel. 985-2425.

NICHOLSON, The Rev. Cyrus Elephint, J.P.; Retired Teacher and Principal, former Rector St. Mary’s Parish Church, Assistant Priest (curate) 1982. Organizations: Chairman Board of Managers Albion Mount Primary School, Bailey’s Vale Basic School; Esher Approved School; Scout Master, Group Leader, Secretary J.A.S. Branch; Vice-Chairman Trinity Co-op Boxing Plant, Former Member Parish Probation Committee, Secretary St. Mary Parish Festival Committee, St. Mary Parish Church Committee; Secretary and Organiser Port Maria Poor Distribution Committee. Born: Moneague, St. Ann, July 16, 1905, son of David Nicholson, Property Overseer and Sophia Elizabeth Atherton-Nicholson (both dec’d). Educated: Golden Grove Primary School, St. Ann, Mico Training College. Career: Taught as Principal for 47 years (36 years at Port Maria), 6 years as Assistant Port Maria Secondary School, Extra-Mural Theological Course – Ordained Deacon 1975. Priest 1977. Marriage Officer, Chaplain Port Maria Hospital. Denomination: Anglican. Awards: Institute of Jamaica Centenary Medal 1979 and Prime Minister’s Medal 1983 – Community Work. Married: Louisa Imogene Wright, December 22, 1937 (dec’d); 2 sons, 4 daughters. Interests: Reading, Vocal music, Travelling. Clubs: Master Mason Lodge Caledonian, Past Chief Ranger Court St. Mary A.O.F. Address: P.O. Box 43, Port Maria.

NIESEN, Gerald S., Bank Executive, Managing Director, Trafalgar Development Bank and Trafalgar Commercial Bank, since 1992. Organizations: Director, Grace Unisys Jamaica Ltd. Born: Brantford, Ontario, Canada, September 4, 1935, son of the late Ivan Niesen and Florence Niesen. Educated: Secondary Schooling. Career: Joined Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce with various assignments in Branches in Ontario, Head Office, Toronto and West Indies 1953-76; Hong Kong, Assistant Area Manager, C.I.B.C.; General Manager, Commerce International Finance Co. Ltd. 1976-1981; Nassau, Bahamas, Area Manager responsible for operations of C.I.B.C. in Bahamas and Grand Cayman 1981-86; Managing Director, C.I.B.C. Jamaica Ltd. 1986-91; President, CIBC Jamaica Ltd. 1991-92 Interests: Boating, Fishing, Travel, Music and Gardening. Clubs: Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston, Royal Jamaica Yacht, Jamaica. Address: (business) 25 Dominica Dr. Kingston 5. Tel. 929-4761; (residence) 8 Jacks Hill Manor, Jacks Hill Close Kingston 6.

NOEL, Barbara Ann, M.B. B.S., M.R.C.O.G., M.S. (O. & G.), F.C.O.G, F.R.C.O.G. Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Private Practice, Associate Lecturer University of the West Indies since 1976; Director, Dantech Ltd. (Computer Consulting Firm). Organizations: Council Member Medical Association of Jamaica; Chairman W.I. Section of American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Member, Jamaica Branch of Medical Alumni Association. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, June 23, 1942, daughter of Michael John Beckford, Civil Servant and Veronica Eugenie Harris-Beckford (both dec’d). Educated: St. Hugh’s High School, University of the West Indies. Career: Internship U.W.I. (O. & G. and Medicine) 1968; Registrar Pathology 1969, S-O Surgery 1969; Registrar Victoria Jubilee Hospital 1970, Registrar Obstetrics and Gynaecology University Hospital of the West Indies 1971-73, Queen Mary’s Hospital (London)) 1973; Lecturer Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, U.W.I. 1974-76; Consultant ((O & G) 1975-76. Awards: Anatomy Department Prosetorship 1964, Moody Prize (Medicine) 1967, Gold Medal (O & G) 1967. Publications: Film on Vaginal Hysterectomy with Dr.Fred Hofmeister 1973, Tinidazole Single Dose Treatment for Trichomoniasis, with Dr. G. Burkett, Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, The Pap Smear 1987, The Menopause, Cervical Cerclage 1988, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, and Ethical and Legal Issues in Adolescent Pregnancy 1989. Denomination: Anglican. Married: David Andrew Noel, August 7, 1965; 2 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Golf, Swimming, Reading. Address: (business) 35A Old Hope Road, Kingston 5. Tel. 926-6633; (residence) 8 Crawford Avenue, Kingston 8.

NOEL, Dorothy E., B.A. (Hons.) , Dip.Ed., Dip.Drama in Ed., Dip. Theatre Arts; Publisher. Organizations: Member, Square One Traditional Singers and the Heritage Singers. Born: Point Hill, St. Catherine, March 7, 1948, daughter of Manasseh Burton, Pensioner and Ruby Burton, Housewife (dec’d). Educated: St. Jago High School; Jamaica School of Drama; University of the West Indies. Career: Teacher (at all levels) – Primary, Preparatory, High, Training College, School of Drama, University of the West Indies. Trained in publishing management in the U.K. Has served as an Examiner with the Caribbean Examinations Council since its inception. Publications: Carlong Practice Papers for C.E. English; Carlong Revision Guide for Junior English; Carlong 5 in Practice Papers Part 1. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Keith Noel, December 18, 1976; 1 daughter. Interests: Acting, Singing, Attending Activities in the Performing Arts and Sports. Address:(business) Carlong Publishers (Carib.) Ltd., P.O. Box 489, Kingston 10, Tel. 960-9364; (residence) 48 Hall Crescent, Aylsham, Kingston 8; Tel. 925-1668.

NOEL, Keith Ainsley Ian, M.A. Eng., Dip. Ed., Dip. Drama in Ed., Dep. Theatre Arts. Principal, St. Jago High School since 1992. Organizations: Executive member Jamaica Junior Rugby Union, member JAAA Track Officials. Born: Trinidad, February 10, 1944, son of the late Victor Noel, Educator, and Thelma Noel, Teacher/Social worker. Educated: Richmond St. Boys School; Queen’s Royal College (T’dad) University of the West Indies, Jamaica Cultural Training Centre. Career: In Education: Teacher, Kingston College 1969-71; Haile Selassie Sec. 1971-73; STATHS 1973-74; Camperdown 1974-78; EXED Com. College 1978-85; Vice Principal, Calabar High School 1985-92; Assistant Chief Examiner (Eng. Lit) CXC since 1985. Director of various plays for stage and television. Choreographer, Movement Dance Company 1985-87. Publications/Creative Works: Caribbean Plays for Playing.; CXC English ‘A’ Study Guide and Exercises; Carlong Junior English; CXC English ‘B’; Director several plays for Commercial Theatre. Represented Jamaica as part of the Caribbean Contingent to Caribbean Focus Commonwealth Institute, London 1987, Theatre & the People Project, various cities U.S.A. 1982. Artistic Director, Caribbean Theatre Workshop (1976-80).Artistic Director Square One Traditional Singers (1988-95); Member J.C.D.C. (1978-80); Member, Heritage Folk Singers from 1994. J.A.A.A. track official. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Dorothy Burton, December 18, 1976, 2 daughters. Interests: Listening to Music, watching sport, reading. Qualified rugby referee/coach. Address: (business) St. Jago High School, Ravensworth, Spanish Town.

NORRIS, David McCallum, A.R.I.C.S., A.C.I., A.R.D., A.J.S.Q.S.; Chartered Quantity Surveyor; Principal, David Norris & Associates since 1980. Chairman & Managing Director, Jamaica Clays Ltd. Born: Glasgow, Scotland, July 6, 1950; son of Samuel Norris, Retired Businessman, and Gwyneth Norris, Retired Businesswoman. Educated: Bearsden Academy (Glas.); Glasgow College of Building. Career: Quantity Surveyor, Muirhead Muir & Webster, Glasgow 1968-75; Quantity Surveyor, Ministry of Works (Ja.) 1975-77; Chief Quantity Surveyor, National Development Agency Ltd. 1977-79. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Doreen Ramlal, May 29, 1988; 1 daughter. Interests: Swimming, Movies, Reading. Address: (business) 1 Eureka Crescent, Kington 5; Tel. 926-4459; (residence) Devon Place, Apt.#3, Kingston 10.

NUGENT, Edward Adolphus, B.A., Teachers’ Dip.; Teacher, Life Underwriter since January 1985. Secretary/Director Teachers’ Book Centre Limited, Stationery Manufacturers Limited. Organizations: Member Board Jamaica Teachers’ Association Co-op Credit Union Limited; Former President District Association - J.T.A., Parish President Kingston, National President of Jamaica Teachers’ Association; Former Member General Council and Central Executive - J.T.A., Teacher Registration Board Teachers Services Commission, Former Chairman Kingston and St. Andrew Cultural Development Parish Committee. Born: Lambs River, Westmoreland, May 11, 1943, son of the late Josiah Nugent, Butcher and Farmer, and Inez-Hamilton-Nugent. Educated: Mt. Hermon All-Age School, Mico College, University of the West Indies. Denomination: Methodist. Married: Vera May Bryan, August 30, 1969; 2 daughters. Interests: Reading, Swimming, Volley Ball. Clubs: Rockets Volley Ball; Downtown Kingston Rotary. Address: 3 Whitehaven Place, Kingston 8. Tel. 925-8119.

NUNES, Michael Keith, O.D.; Attorney-at-Law, Consultant. Director, Colgate Palmolive Co. Ja. Ltd. Organizations: Chairman Ex-Services Ltd., Legal Adviser to Jamaica Legion; Member, Salvation Army Advisory Board; President, Commonweatlh Trust Jamaica, Vice President, Farquharson Institute of Public Affairs, President Emeritus/Trustee Jamaica Yachting Association, retired Colonel Commandant Jamaica Combined Cadet Force. Born: January 28, 1918, son of Oswald Nunes, Civil Servant, and Enid Figueroa-Nunes (both dec’d). Educated: St. Georges College. Career: Past Scout Master St. George’s College Troop, Commissioned in Army 1942, Demobbed 1946 with rank of Captain, Qualified Solicitor of Supreme Court (Attorney-at-Law)1942; joined firm Judah & Randall after war 1946, Partner 1949. Firm merged into Judah, Desnoes & Co. 1968, and into Judah, Desnoes, Lake, Nunes, Scholefield & Co. then firm changed to Nunes Scholefield Deleon & Co., retired December 1992 but remained as Consultant. Publications: Co-author of Cruising Around Jamaica, sailing guide to Jamaican waters. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Christine Angela Davidson, February 24, 1960; 2 sons, 3 daughters. Interests: Yachting, Gardening. Clubs: Royal Jamaica Yacht (Past Commodore), Montego Bay Yacht, Jamaica Officers. Address: (business) 4 Duke Street, Kingston; (residence) 14 Tennis Way, Country Club, P.O. Box 12, Kingston 8.

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