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O’GORMAN, Pamela Edith, C.D., F.T.C.L., L.R.A.M., A.Mus. A.; Musician, Farmer, Journalist, Music Critic, Cultural Consultant. Organizations: Founder/Member Jamaica Organic Growers’ Assocciation, Member Executive Committee International Music Council (C.I.D.E.M.) of the O.A.S.; Edna Manley Foundation, Council Member Institute of Jamaica, Born: Brisbane, Australia, October 6, 1935, daughter of the late Cedric Peter Graham O’Gorman, Master Baker, & Eadith Witham (nee Dawson). Educated: State High School Gympi, Australia, Trinity College of Music, London. Career: Private Music Teacher, Music Critic The Daily Gleaner, Radio and T.V. Broadcaster 1958-69; Director of Music, U.W.I. 1969-75; Director, Jamaica School of Music 1974-88. Awards: Diploma De Honor, El Consejo Interamericano de Musica, Officer of the Order of Distinction 1989. Publications: Articles on Reggae, Jamaica Church Music, articles on Music Education in the Caribbean and Latin America etc. Interests: Cultivating Herbs, Medical Herbalism. Address: (business) P.O. Box 38, Gordon Town, St Andrew; (residence) 8 Palmetto Avenue, Kingston 6.

O’MEALLY-NELSON, Blossom, B.A., Dip.Ed., Ph.D. President, Virtual Corporations Ltd. Management Consultant, Workforce Development Consortium. Chairman, Jamaica Conservation & Development Trust. Chairman, University of Technology, Jamaica (formerly C.A.S.T.) President, Assn. of Development Finance Institutions. Organizations: Vice President, Founding Member, Ja. Association of Teacher Education; Member, Jamaican Institute of Management; Ja. Association for Training & Development; University Council of Jamaica; Director, National Development Foundation of Jamaica; Member, Governing Body of World Assembly of Small & Medium Scale Enterprises. Born: Retirement, St. Elizabeth, the daughter of the late Albert Joscelyn Nelson, Registrar of Friendly Societies and Sybil H. O’Meally-Nelson, Retired Teacher. Educated: St. Andrew High School, University of the West Indies. Career: Jamacia Library Service 1960-61; Missionary, Turks & Caicos Islands 1961-65; Teacher, Geography/English Language 1968-78; Senior Lecturer (Teacher Education) 1978-84; Management Consultant 1984-87; Executive Director, National Development Foundation of Jamaica, 1987-94. Awards: Gleaner Special Mention 1987. Denomination: Baptist. Marital Status: Divorced with 2 sons and 1 daughter. Interests: Gardening, Sewing, Animal Rights, Social Service Activities. Club: St. Andrew Chapter of the Business & Professional Women’s Club. Address: (business) Workforce Development Consortium, 39 Hope Road, Kingston 5. Tel: 978-6797 or Virtual Corporations Ltd., 62 Duke Street, Kingston. Tel: 922-6455/2271.

ORANE, Douglas Roy, J.P., B.Sc. (Hons.), M.B.A.; Businessman, Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director Grace Kennedy and Company Limited. Director, Gleaner Company Ltd., Seprod Ltd., Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce. Organizations: President PSOJ (1992-94). Born: Kingston, December 8, 1947, son of the late Douglas Clair Orane, Businessman, and Daisy Orane, retired Accountant. Educated: Wolmer’s Boys School, Glasgow University, Harvard Business School. Career: Industrial Engineer Manufacturers Association 1970-71; Production Manager, Douglas C. Orane Limited 1971-74; General Manager, Douglas C. Orane Ltd. 1974-79; Corporate Planner 1981-83 then General Manager 1983-84 with Grace Kennedy and Company Limited; Managing Director, Hi-Lo Food Stores 1984-86. Awards: Sugar Manufacturers Association Scholarship, Baker Scholar Harvard Business School. Married: Michelle Mowatt, December 30, 1972; 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Jogging, Hiking. Clubs: Constant Spring Golf, Jamaica, Liguanea. Address: (business) Grace Kennedy and Company Limited, Tel. 922-3440-9; (residence) 2E Acadia Drive, Kingston 8.

ORANE, Marguerite Rose Doreen, B.Sc., M.B.A., Management Consultant. Managing Director Management Options Ltd. since 1990. Deputy Chairman Workers Bank, Director Best Regards Ltd., Corporate Merchant Bank. Organizations: Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Jamaica Exporters Association. Born: Kingston, Jamaica , March 25, 1956, daughter of Douglas C. Orane, Company Director, and Daisy Ebanks-Orane. Educated: Wolmer’s Girls School, University of the West Indies, Harvard School of Business. Career: Formerly Internal Auditor Industrial Commercial Development Ltd., Managing Director Douglas C. Orane Ltd. 1979-86, Scott’s Preserves Ltd 1986-89. Married: Anthony McKenzie, October 10, 1987, 1 son. Interests: Yoga. Clubs: Liguanea, Harvard Business School. Address: (business) 16 Waterloo Road, Kingston 10. Tel. 968-0579; (residence) 18 Sherbourne Cresent, Stony Hill, St Andrew.

ORR, Hon. Mr. Justice Chester Fullerton Bowen, Attorney-at-Law, Senior Puisne Judge Supreme Court since 1988. Born: Guy’s Hill, St. Catherine, June 11, 1927, son of the late Cyrenius Orr, Minister of Religion, and Gladys Orr, Teacher. Educated: Calabar High School; Lincoln’s Inn (London). Career: Assistant Clerk of Courts, Resident Magistrate’s Court 1946-52; Deputy Clerk of Courts, Resident Magistrate’s Court 1952-57; Clerk of Courts, Resident Magistrate’s Court 1957-63; Crown Counsel, Office of Director of Public Prosecutions, acted as Resident Magistrate on several occasions 1963-66; Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions 1966-77; Supreme Court Judge 1977. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Eileen Isobel Roberts, October 29, 1966; 1 son, 3 daughters. Interests: Bridge, Reading, Classical Music. Address: (business) Supreme Court, Kingston. Tel. 922-8300-6.

OTTEY, Trevor F., Business Executive. Managing Director Colgate Palmolive Co. since 1979. Member Dental Council of Jamaica. Born: Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, January 22, 1939, son of the late Harold Ottey, and Florence Allwood-Ottey. Educated: Mannings High School, Montana State University. Career: Joined Colgate Palmolive Co. (Ja.) Ltd., 1967. Denomination: Methodist. Married: Valerie E. Linton, August 21, 1965; 1 son, 1 daughter. Address: P.O. Box 4, Kingston 11. Tel. 937-0017.

OTTEY, Merlene, O.D., Athlete. Educated: Ruseas High School, Vere Technical High School, University of Nebraska. Career: Bronze and Silver Medal for Individual Track 200 metres sprint and 4x100 metres relay at Pan American Games in San Juan 1979. Bronze Medal in 200 metres at Olympic Games in Moscow (first female Jamaican Athlete to have won an Olympic Medal) 1980. Won 100 metres at International Athletic Meeting Helsinki 1981, World Indoor 300 metres sprint record and U.S.A. 60 metres record in the United States Women’s Collegiate National Championships Idaho 1981; 300 yards world record at dual athletic meeting between Kansas State and the University of Nebraska in Kansas City U.S. 1982. Gold Medal 200 metres Commonwealth Games (Brisbane, Australia) 1982, Silver medal 100 metres, Bronze 4x100 metres Relay; Silver Medal 200 metres, Bronze 4x100 metres Relay First World Athletic Championship, Helsinki, Finland 1983; Bronze Medals 100 and 200 metres Los Angeles Olympics 1984 - First woman in English Speaking Caribbean to win two medals in Olympics; Set both 100 metres and 200 metres records at Commonwealth Games 1985; Won sprint double at the 1990 Commonwealth Games, Auckland. In 1993 won the World title outdoors at 200m. Awards: Sportswoman of the year 1979-85 (Carreras Sports Foundation Jamaica). Address: C/o Mrs. Joan Ottey, Great Valley P.O., Hanover.

OTWAY, John, M.A. (Oxon); Marketing and Research, Managing Director Guinness Jamaica Limited since 1973. Born: London, November 8, 1935, son of the late Leslie Arthur Charles Otway and Olive Mary Otway, Housewife. Educated: Kings College, Wimbledon, Pembroke College (Oxford). Career: Research Trainee McCann Erickson 1959-61; Director of Research Public Atitude Surveys Limited 1961-69; Planning and Development Executive Guiness Overseas Limited 1969-73; Managing Director Guiness Jamaica Limited 1973-78; Regional Director, Guiness Overseas Ltd. 1978-81. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Jennifer Margaret Coates, September 30, 1961; 1 son, 1 daughter. Interests: Golf, Tennis, Bridge, Running. Clubs: Jamaica, Liguanea, Constant Spring Golf, Caymanas Golf. Address: (business) Guiness Jamaica Limited, P.O. Box 620, Spanish Town, St. Catherine. Tel. 984-2741-9; (residence) 1 Braywick Road, Kingston 6. Tel. 927-6484.

OVERTON, Lt. Cmdr. George Norman Dudley, Retired Naval Officer and Security Consultant. Managing Director, Brink’s Jamaica Limited since 1993. Director, Guardsman Group Ltd., Brink’s Alarms Ltd., Guardsman Aviation Ltd. Born: St. Andrew, Jamaica, son of the late Robert C. Overton and Jean B. Overton, Secretary. Educated: Jamaica College, Britannia Naval College, U.S. Naval War College. Career: Queens Commission, Jamaica Defence Force 1974-88; General Manager McCalla’s Laboratories 1988-89. General Manager, Brink’s Jamaica Ltd., 1989-93. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Caroline M. Hall, September 23, 1978; 1 son, 1 daughter. Interests: Shooting, Swimming, Game fishing. Clubs: Jamaica, Liguanea, Royal Jamaica Yacht, Kingston, Jamaica Officers. Address: (business) 3-5 South Camp Road, Kingston 16. Tel. 928-4947-9, 927-9600. (residence) 2 Ravinia Mews, Kingston 6.

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