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TANNA, Dhiru; B.Sc.,M.A.; Ph.D. Economist, Chief Executive, Neal and Massy Group in Jamaica since 1980. Chairman, Neal and Massy Group Jamaica Ltd., Comtech Ltd., Cosmetics International Ltd., Neal & Massy (Jamaica) Ltd., Jamaica Oxygen and Acetylene Ltd., Jamaica Carbonics Ltd, Security Brokers Ltd., Silver Sands Estates Ltd., Trinjam Food Processors Ltd., Director, Neal and Massy Holdings Ltd. (Trinidad), CCS (Jamaica Ltd., Caribbean Home NCB Insurance Co. Ltd., Liquid Carbonic West Indies Ltd. (Trinidad), Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society, Jamaica National Building Society, Guardian Life of the Caribbean Ltd., (Trinidad), Nakasero Soap Works Ltd. (Uganda). Born: Kampala, Uganda, November 3, 1943, son of the late Velji Popat Tanna, Businessman, and Nathiben Velji Tanna, Housewife. Educated: London Academy (London, England), Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), University of California, Berkeley (California, U.S.A.). Career: Research Assistant, Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda) 1962-65; Rockefeller Foundation Scholar, University of California (Berkeley, California, U.S.A.). 1965-70; Director, Consultants Ltd. (Kampala, Uganda), 1970-72; Fellow Makerere Institute of Social and Economic Research (Kampala, Uganda), 1970-71 Lecturer in Economics, Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda) 1971-72; Instructor in Economics, University of California (Berkeley, U.S.A.) 1972-73; Fellow, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies (Mona). 1973-74; Lecturer in Economics, University of the West Indies (Mona) 1973-74; Consultant to the Government of Jamaica (Ministry of Public Utilities and Transport) and part-time Lecturer in Economics, University of the West Indies, 1975-78; Managing Director, Jamaica National Investment Co. Ltd. (JNIC) and Manager, Capital Development Fund (Kingston, Jamaica) 1978-80. Religion: Hindu. Married: Laura Davidson, 26 June, 1970. Interest: Bridge. Address: 2 Holborn Road, Kingston 5. Tel: 926-2856; (residence) 21 Mountain Spring Drive, Kingston 6; (mailing)P.O. Box 56, Mona, Kingston 7.

TANNA, Laura, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Writer. Member Advisory Board African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/ Jamaica Memory Bank. Organization: Working Development Party of the Cultural Heritage Fund, La Bibliotheque. Born: Missoula, Montana, USA, August 9, 1947, daughter of Ralph Kirby Davidson, Economist, and Laura Agnes Devine, Journalist. Educated: H.H.Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismailia Secondary School, Kampala, Uganda, Friends Seminary, Manhattan, New York; Universities of California in Berkeley, The Sorbonne in Paris and Wisconsin in Madison. Career: Assistant Editor, The Journal of New African Literature and the Arts (JONALA) 1966-68; Editorial Board Ba Shiru 1970-72; Teaching Assistant, Dept. of African Languages & Literature, University of Wisconsin 1972. Awards: Creative Writing prizes, University of California 1969; Title IV National Defence Education Act Fellowship for study of Kiswahili 1969-72; Social Science Research Council Foreign Area Fellowships for research and transcription of Jamaican oral narratives 1973-75. Chief Publications: Jamaica Folk Tales and Oral Histories, (Institute of Jamaica Pub., 1984); Baugh: Jamaica’s Master Potter (Selectco Pub., 1986); Jamaica Folk Tales and Oral Histories Video I (IOJP and CPTC 1987); Jamaica Folk Tales and Oral Histories on Audio Cassette 1987; Maroon Storyteller Audio Cassette 1992; Numerous articles on arts and culture for Arts Jamaica, the Gleaner, Jamaica Journal and Skywritings.. Denomination: Episcopalian. Married: Dhiru Tanna, June 26, 1970. Interests: Tennis, Walking, Reading, Language Studies and Travel. Address: P.O. Box 56, Mona, Kingston 7. Tel. 968-4156; (residence) 927-2641.

TANSLEY, Samere Christine, N.D.D. (Painting Special), A.T.C.; Artist, Lecturer, Edna Manley School of Visual Arts since 1977. Born: Worcestershire, England in 1944 (Jamaican Citizen since 1978), daughter of the late Walter Tansley, Draughtsman, and Helen Tansley, Retired Nurse. Educated: Stourbridge School of Art (England); Birmingham College of Art (England); Central Schools (London); Goldsmiths College. University of London. Career: Teaching De Lucy Primary School (London) 1965-68 and North Paddington Secondary School 1968-69 (London); Camperdown High School (Kingston, Jamaica) 1970-80; Treasurer, Jamaica Artist and Craftsmen Guild 1979-82. Illustrated eight children’s reading books for Heinemann Educational Books and the Ministry of Education Primary Reading project, respectively. Awards & Mention: Certificate of Merit – Painting1983; Silver Medal 1985 Annual Independence Exhibitions. Listed in the Who’s Who of Women, Europa Publications, London 1992. Creative Works: Solo Exhibitions in 1975, 79, 83, 84 and 86 at various galleries in Kingston. Group Exhibitions: 1975 to present. Participated in many major group exhibitions in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Work included in Jamaican Art Shows in the U.S.A. – Miami 1991; Los Angeles 1991; New York 1992. Represented in Permanent Collection of the National Gallery of Jamaica, as well as many corporate and private collections. Children: 1 son. Interests: Member of Women’s Media Watch, Jamaica, and Environmental Issues. Address:(business) P.O.Box 344 Stony Hill, Kingston 9 Tel: 0942-2203; (residence) Gibson Road, Stony Hill, Kingston 9.

TAPPER, Mae Elaine Johnson, M.Sc., B.Comm., Registered Public Accountant in Private Practice since 1971 and Partner since 1980. Director, Natco Services Ltd., AB & ME Associates Ltd. Organizations: International Member, National Society of Public Accountants (U.S.A.), Soroptimist International, Treasurer National Council of Jamaica 1989-91, Treasurer, Council of Voluntary Social Services 1989-90, Member, Executive Committee. Born: Kingston, May 5 ,1933; daughter of Stephen Johnson, Builder/Contractor, and Edith Johnson, Housewife (both dec’d). Educated: Central Branch Elementary School; Tutorial College; Sir George Williams University (Montreal); Long Island University (N.Y.). Career: Department of Economics and Controller’s Dept., United Nations 1960-62; Auditing & Income Tax Specialist, Price Waterhouse & Co. (Ja.) (first female employed on audit staff at PW & Co.)1963-67; Chief Accountant, Revere Jamaica Alumina Ltd. 1967-70; Registered Public Accountant in private practice 1971-80. Award: Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation (Soc. Serv.) 1986. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Alphonso Tapper, February 15, 1958; 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Handicrafts, Horticulture. Club: Soroptimist Int’l Club of Jamaica. Address: (business) 10 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 5.

TAPPER, Melanie Marian. Banker. General Manager, Trafalgar Commercial Bank Ltd., since April 1995. Organisation: Director, Jamaica Microfilm Incorp. Co. Ltd. Born: St. Elizabeth, October 28, 1950, daughter of Valcey Parchment retired teacher (father dec’d). Educated: St. Hugh’s High School, Institute of Canadian Bankers. Career: CIBC Jamaica Ltd., 1968-1995. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Clive Tapper, April 12, 1969, 2 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Reading and Travelling. Address: (business) 60 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5; (residence) 59 Sunset Boulevard, Norbrook Heights, Kingston 8.

TATHAM, Gerald Edward, C.D., J.P. Retired Company Executive and Government Consultant Director, Nimesaive Ltd., Jamaica Drip Irrigation Ltd.. Isratech Ltd.. Born: England, June 7, 1926, son of the late E.T. Tatham, Merchant Banker, and Hon. L.T. Tatham. Educated: Eton College and Kings College School. Career: Lieutenant, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 1945; District Landman, British American Oil Co. 1953; Manger Property Administration Dept., Alcan Jamaica Co. 1960; Originator/Director Land Lease Programme 1973; Vice President, Alcan Jamaica Company 1975; Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and 3 Ministers of Government 1974-89; President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) 1989. Award: Jamaica Agricultural Society Gold Medal, 1976. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Joan Buie, 1952; 2 sons, 2 daughter. Interests: Golf, Tennis & Baseball. Club: Manchester. Motto: Veritatem. Address: (residence) 9 Kendal Road, Mandeville, Manchester.

TAVARES-FINSON, Cynthia Jean Cameron, Company Director and Beauty Queen. Managing Director Ital Craft. Born: Toronto, Canada, October 24, 1954, daughter of Louis Breakspeare, Tradesman and Marguerite Cochrane Breakspeare. Educated: Immaculate Conception Preparatory and High School, Duff’s Business College. Career: Miss Jamaica Body Beautiful August 1976; Miss Universe Bikini, London, September 1976; Miss World November 1976. Married: Thomas George Tavares-Finson, July 19, 1981; 2 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Physical Fitness, Photography, Modelling, Singing Address: (business) Ital Craft Shop No. 8, Manor Park Plaza, Kingston 10. Tel. 926-8291.

TAVARES-FINSON, Thomas George Lewis, B.A., M.A.; Attorney-at-Law. Director – D.C. Tavares and Finson Company Ltd., Chairman JLP North Central Saint Andrew Constituency, Opposition Spokesman on the Environment. Organizations: Member McMaster Alumni Association, Bar Association of Jamaica;Advocates Association, Honorary Member Society of the Middle Temple. Born: St. Andrew, July 1, 1953; son of the late George Frank Finson, Real Estate Appraiser and Hyacinth Lelia Tavares-Finson Company Director. Educated: Jamaica College, McMaster University (Ontario, Canada), The Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, The Middle Temple (London). Career: Member of Senate 1980-83. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Cynthia Jean Breakspeare, July 19, 1981; 2 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Jogging, Reading, Chess, collecting Art. Club: Liguanea. Address: (business) 57 Law Street. Tel. 922-4070.

TAYLOR, Gladstone (Van), B.Sc., (Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D., M.Sc. (Accounting), Dip. Management Studies, Dip. Public Admin; Forensic Scientist, Lecturer. Director Scientific Research Council since 1985, Part-time Lecturer University of the West Indies since 1974. Organizations: Chairman Science and Technology Information Network; Director C.V.S.S. United Way of Jamaica, C.A.S.T. Engineering Advisory Committee, Consultative Committee of Bauxite Waste, NACOLADS, Advisory Committee on Science and Technology and the Environment, Immunology Council, Jamaica Association of Science Students, Jamaica Bureau of Standards, Executive Board Jamaica Society of Scientists and Technologists, Medical Scientific Committee of the National Council on Drug Abuse, Private Sector Organization of Jamaica – Small Business and Technical Service Committee, National Environmental Trust (Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica), Caribbean Council for Science and Technology, Jamaica National Commission for U.N.E.S.C.O. – sub-committees Social and Human Science Advisory, Education Advisory. Born: Lucea, Hanover, December 26, 1929, son of William Taylor, Businessman and Pearl Taylor, Housewife. Educated: St. George’s College, University of the West Indies, University of British Colombia. Career: Junior Accountant Caymanas Estates 1948-49; Civil Servant Collector General’s Department 1949-54; Reserve Officer Royal Canadian Navy 1954-58 Officer Executive Branch 1957; Lecturer in Chemistry, University of British Colombia 1959-61; Science Master 3 Wing High School, Zweibrucken (West Germany) 1961-70; Director Forensic Laboratory 1974-85; Publications: Co-Author The Uni-molecular Dissociation of Ketone 1962, The Acid dissociation Constants of some Nitroso Naphtois 1971, several in print. Children: 1 son, 1 daughter. Interests: Classical Music, Studying, Reading. Address: (business) Scientific Research Council, P.O. Box 350, Kingston 6. Tel. 927-1912; (residence) 3 Rockview Close, Kirkland Heights, Red Hills.

TAYLOR, Howard Rochdale, B.Sc. (Econ.) B. Comm. (Hons.) M.Sc. (Airport Planning & Management). Transport Economist/Management Consultant. Managing Director, Howard R. Taylor & Associates since 1994. Organisations: Chairman, Jamaica Institute of Management; Director, International Association of Airport Executives, Member of Executive Council of Past Lieutenant Governors of Kiwanis in Jamaica, President, Caribbean Airports Associates Network. Born: Kingston, April 4, 1945, son of Lucius Zachariah Taylor, Teacher, and Beatrice Constantia Taylor, Teacher (both dec’d). Educated: Bartons Primary School, Clarendon College, University of the West Indies, University of Manitoba, Loughborough University of Technology. Career: Auditor, Price Waterhouse 1969-70; Executive Assistant, Seprod Ltd. 1972-73; Management Consultant, Peat Marwick Mitchell 1974-75; Operations Officer, Citibank 1975-77; Manager, Administration & Finance 1977-87; General Manager 1987-90; President, Airports Authority of Jamaica 1990-94. Awards: Distinguished President Kiwanis International; Distinguished Lieutenant Governor of Excellence 1990. Publications: The Impact of Airports on the Jamaican Economy and A Framework for Allocating Airport Revenues & Costs. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Kayla Ioda Brown December 23, 1972, 1 son, 3 daughters. Interests: Photography, Golfing. Clubs: Kiwanis Club of Portmore, Liguanea, Constant Spring, Kingston Cricket. Motto: Anything that is Worth Doing is Worth Doing Well. Address: (business) 6 Easton Avenue, Kingston 5; (residence) 7 West Armour Heights, Kingston 8.

TAYLOR, Whilston David, J.P., B.Sc. C.E., Dip. Surveying, P.E., M.J.I.E., M.A.C.E.J.; Civil Engineer. Owner Taylor’s Consulting Services Ltd. since 1982. Director Jamaica Railway Corporation, Clarendon Alumina Partners. Organizations: Chairman (Kingston Region) Hospital Management Board, Vice President Jamaica Institution of Engineers, Past Chairman Jamaica Football Referees Commission; Past President Jamaica Football Referees’ Association; Jamaica Institution of Engineers; District Commissioner Boys Scouts and Holder of WoodBadge; Freemason, Past President Jamaica Golf Association; Vice-Chairman Mazda Champions, Jamaica Classics. Born: Montego Bay, St. James, December 15, 1935, son of Winston Davis Taylor, Retired Master Baker, and Gwendolyn Kathleen Vernon-Taylor. Educated: Montego Bay Elementary School, Cornwall College, Tri-State University (Angola, Indiana). Career: Technical Officer Parish Councils - Manchester, St. Catherine, St. James and Westmoreland 1957-69; Consulting Engineer (U.S.A). 1969-71; Project Manager at Alcan Jamaica Ltd. 1971-77; General Manager J.R.C. 1977-79; Manager Civil Division J.B.M. 1980. Managing Director Caribbean Cement Co. Ltd. 1980-82. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Maureen Mignott, January 19, 1986; 2 sons, 2 daughters . Interests: Soccer (International Referee), Music, Cooking, Golf. Clubs: Liguanea, Caymanas Golf & Country, Runaway Bay Golf. Address: (business) P.O. Box 347, Kingston; Tel. 926-4871; (residence) 6 Acadia Drive, Kingston 8.

TENN, Mable Veronica, O.D., F.J.I.M. Retired Company Director Grace Kennedy & Co. Ltd. since 1972, Organisations: Chairman, RADA; Director, Grace Foundation, Management Institute of National Development. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, June 22, 1930, daughter of William Tenn, Merchant, and Olive Tenn, Housewife (both dec’d). Educated: Convent of Mercy Academy, Alpha, Hofstra University. Career: Secretary 1948-58; Managed Family Business of Wholesale and Retail Grocery, Pharmacy and Food Processing Plant on behalf of Grace Kennedy & Co. Ltd. 1968-75; Appointed Director of Grace Kennedy 1972; Divisional Director in Charge of Manufacturing GKCOLtd. 1975-79; Director in charge of Halse Hall Farm Project GKCO Ltd. 1980-85. Chairman, Hi-Lo Food Stores. Awards: Award for Distinguished Service in Business during United Nations Decade for Women 1976-85, World Food Day Award 1984, Award from Ja. Society for Science & Technology. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Interests: Reading. Address: (residence) 6 Kinsale Avenue, Kingston 6.

TENN, Maurice Samuel George, A.B., M.A., Attorney-at-Law. Organizations: Member St. George’s Old Boys’ Association, Jamaica Bar Association, Caribbean Lodge, U.K., Commonwealth Parl. Assn.; Jamaica Rhodes Scholar Association, Jamaica/China Friendship Association. Born: Bog Walk, Jamaica, January 26, 1934, son of William Tenn, Merchant and Olive Hue-Tenn. Educated: Tulloch Primary School, St. George’s College. Princeton and Oxford Universities, Gray’s Inn. Career: Opposition Senator 1967-72, Candidate (P.N.P.) for general elections in St. Catherine 1967-72. Senator and Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Finance 1976, Minister/Director Consular and Legal Services, Jamaica High Commission (London) 1977-80. Awards: Rhodes Scholar 1955. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Children: 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Public Affairs, Sailing, Cricket, Table Tennis, Lecturing, Travel. Clubs: Royal Jamaica Yacht, Kingston Cricket, Jamaica Officers. Address: 66 Barry Street, Kingston. Tel. 922-2950.

TERRELONGE, Patrick A., B.A.; Businessman; Executive Chairman, InfoChannel. Organizations: Member, British Computer Society; Past President, Jamaica Computer Society. Chairman, VOUCH. Born: October 15, 1944; son of Leslie Terrelonge, Computer Consultant, and Phyllis Terrelonge. Educated: Campion College; St. George’s College; University of Toronto. Career: Systems Analyst, Manufacturers Life Insurance Co., Toronto 1966-67; Senior Systems Engineer, Alpart Jamaica Ltd. 1967-69; Marketing Representative, IBM Jamaica 1969-71, Managing Director, WTG Systems Ltd. 1971- Award: Citation of Merit, Jamaica Computer Society 1987. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Children: 3 daughters. Interests: Squash, Sailing, Cricket. Clubs: Liguanea, Constant Spring Golf. Address: Suite 106, 85 Hope Road, Kingston 6; Tel. 978-2960.

TERRY, John Anthony, M. B. E., J.P., British High Commission Warden for St. James, Hanover, Westmoreland & Trelawny. Hotelier & Coffee Farmer. Director Project Relief., Spring Mountain Coffee Farms Ltd., International H.R. Solutions Ltd., Branch Manger, CVM T.V. since 1994. Born: Auckland, New Zealand, February 23, 1944, son of Charles Terry, Retired Royal Air Force Officer, and Eleanor Terry, Retired Royal Air Force Nurse. Educated: Grammar School, West Pakistan, Grammar School, England, Hotel School, England. Career: Resident Manager, Royal Caribbean Hotel 1967-73; General Manager, Sans Souci 1973-75; General Manager, Round Hill Hotel & Villa 1979-89; Executive Assistant Manager, Sandals Royal Caribbean 1989–91. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Elizabeth Gaye Robinson, May 7, 1987, 1 son, 1 daughter. Interests: Swimming, Running, Arts. Clubs: Skal International, St. Ann Polo, Lay Magistrates Association. Address: (business) 1 River Bay Road, Montego Bay. (residence) Carey Cottage, P.O.Box 49, Anchovy, St. James.

TEWANI, Gordon Nenumal, Business Executive, Managing Director Caribbean Crafts since 1963. Director Commercial Corporation of Jamaica Ltd., Tewani Ltd., Estate Investments Ltd., Gordian Investments Ltd., Mall Jewellers, Tropical Jewellers. Born: Pakistan, March 18, 1939, son of Nenumal Tewani and his wife. Educated: English High School (Bombay). Religion: Hindu. Married: Diana Maillard, September 9, 1969; 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Tennis, Swimming. Address: (business) 20 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10.

THAXTER, Kenneth Ewart, B.A., M.A., M.J.I.M., Dip Ed., Dip. Mgnt; Teacher, Principal Church Teachers’ College since 1979. Organizations: Member Diocesan Education Board, Member Board of Governors Bishop Gibson High School for Girls; Member Inter-Agency, Mandeville. Born: Hope Bay, Portland, December 8, 1932, son of the late Wilburn E. Thaxter, Officer Jamaica Constabulary Force and Hyacinth Agatha, his wife. Educated: Buff Bay Primary School, Titchfield High School, University of the West Indies, Leeds University. Career: Teacher Titchfield Secondary School 1953-60, Lecturer Church Teachers’ College, Mandeville 1965, Senior Lecturer 1969, Principal Lecturer 1971, Acting Vice-Principal 1970, 1976-78, Acting Principal 1978. Lay Reader Anglican Church. Awards: Received local Heroes Day 1980 Honours (Manchester) for Education and Denomination, Prime Minister’s Medal for services in the field of Education 1983. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Laura Allen Small, December 27, 1969; 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Music (Soloist and Member Tuesday Singers) Table Tennis, Cricket, Football, Scrabble, Chess. Clubs: Jaycees, Friends of Library Manchester. Address: P.O. Box 41, Mandeville. Tel. 962-2864.

THOMAS, Garfield B., B.Sc., M.Sc., J.P.; Agricultural Consultant, Proprietor Manchester Packers since 1974, Managing Director Agricultural Managers & Consultants Ltd. since 1976, Manchester Frozen Foods Limited since 1984, Proprietor Manchester Packers since 1974. Organizations: Chairman Fresh Produce Exporters’ Council , Jamaica Exporters’ Association, President Manchester Chamber of Commerce 1991-92. Born: Munro, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, March 1, 1931, son of Stanford A. Thomas, Pen-keeper, and Ethel U. Thomas, Housewife (both dec’d). Educated: Bethlehem Practicing School, Manchester School, Ontario Agricultural College (now University of Guelph), McGill University. Career: West Indies Sugar Company, Moneymusk 1950-56; Head of Research and Development, Trelawny Estate 1963-65; Seaforth Sugar and Rum, Serge Island 1965-69; Agricultural Manager, Farms Jamaica Ltd. 1969-74. Awards: Canadian Governor General’s Medal, Wilson Fund Fellowship. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Judith Troman, July 26, 1969; 2 sons. Interests: Reading, Fishing, Horticulture. Club: Rotary of Mandeville. Address: “Roquebrune”, Grove Heights, Mandeville. Tel. 962-3237.

THOMAS, Gersham Sillivans, Secretary, J.M.B.A. Manager, Sir Parish Ltd. Born Braeton, St. Catherine, June 7, 1943; son of Joseph Thomas, Fisherman, and Darcas Hyman, Housewife (both dec’d). Educated: Braeton Primary School; Barracks High School, Spanish Town. Career: Driver, Jamaica Omnibus Service; Fire Department, K.S.A.C.; Motor-bus Owner. Award: JMBA Certificate for services to transportation. Denomination: Methodist. Married: Mayzeta Woolery, April 4, 1965; 2 sons. Interests: Dominoes, Fishing. Address: (business) 54 1/2 Windward Road, Kingston; Tel. 928-5781; 928-2693; (residence) 4 Delcliff Avenue, Kingston 2.

THOMAS, Joseph Paul, B.Sc. (Economics): Company Director, Managing Director Gator Ltd. since 1974, Director Wisynco Group, Precision Arts Ltd. Organizations: President Jamaica Manufacturers Association; Member Executive Council of Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. Born: Montego Bay, St. James, 1950, son of Stanley Thomas, retired Civil Servant and Chairman of Precision Arts Ltd., and Tess Thomas, Civil Servant. Educated: Calabar High School, University of the West Indies. Career: Personal Asst. to Managing Director Industrial Chemical Company 1970-72; Sales Manager Tanners Ltd. 1972-74. Married: Sharon L. Lyons, July 27, 1972; 1 son, 1 daughter. Interests: Boating, Tennis, Cricket. Clubs: Liguanea, Royal Jamaica Yacht. Address: (business) White Marl, P.O. Box 69, Spanish Town, St. Catherine. Tel. 984-2429, 984-2811; (residence) River House, Maryland, P.O. Box 874, Kingston 8.

THOMAS, Kingsley Charles, M.B.A., B.Sc.; Company Executive. Managing Director, Agricultural Credit Bank since 1989. Chairman, National Housing Trust, Trans-Jamaican

Airlines Ltd., Board of Managers, Ewarton Primary School, St. Catherine. Director, Jamaica Vacations Ltd. (JAMVAC), Jamaica Reservations Service, Banana Board, Jamaica Development Bank, National Development Bank, Bank of Jamaica, Western Banana Development Co. Ltd. (WESTBAN), Jamaica Venture Fund. Organization: Member, Guild of Graduates, U.W.I. Born: Anchovy, St. James, December 22, 1948, son of Peter ‘Desmond’ Thomas, and Evelyn Reid. Educated: Cornwall College; University of the West Indies; Graduate School of Business Administration; Rutgers, New Jersey. Career: Managing Director, Firms Limited, St. Vincent; Manager Projects Division, Caribbean Food Corporation, Trinidad; Director Marketing & Development, Highgate Food Products Ltd.; Manager Circulation Department, The Gleaner Company Ltd.; Director Planning & Divestment, National Hotels and Properties Ltd; Projects Officer, Jamaica Development Bank; Development Officer, Jamaica Industrial Development Corporation. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Children: 2 daughters. Interests: Personal Computers, Lawn Tennis, Reading. Clubs: Liguanea, Jamaica. Address: (business) Agricultural Credit Bank, 11A-15 Oxford Road, Kingston 5; Tel. 929-4010-3; (residence) 45 Gallery Way, Kingston 5.

THOMAS, Lena Mary; Administrative Manager, Jamaica Conference Centre; Civil Servant, Deputy Director Training Heart Trust since November 1990; Director Tax Relief Board, Ministry of Finance since April 1991; . Director, Urban Development Corporation, St. Ann Bay Development Ltd., Hellshire Bay Development. Organizations: Director Negril Advisory Committee, Executive Member, National Consumer’s League, Board of Member Scouts Association; Founding Member, Past President, Jamaica Mental Health Association; Chairman Visitors Board of the Bellevue Hospital for 26 years; Founding Member United Nations Association of Jamaica during 1960s. Born: Kingston; daughter of Leonard Thomas, and Sarah Thomas (both dec’d). Educated: Calabar Elementary School; Crofts Hill Elementary School; Cosmopolitan College; Buxton High School; Shortwood Teacher’s College; University of London; University of the West Indies; College of Arts, Science & Technology; London School of Economics. Career: School Teacher 1952; Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Paddington London; Personnel, London Transport Personnel; Civil Service, Jamaica since 1960; Auditor, Income Tax Department, Kingston; Planning Dept. Ministry of Finance Economic Division; Director Budget Division. Awards: Medal of Merit, Bar to Medal of Merit Scouts, Prime Minister’s Medal, Certificate of appreciation for services to the Jamaica Mental Health Association for over 27 years. Denomination: United Church of Jamaica & Grand Cayman. Interests: Chamber Music, Reading, Piano Playing, Walking, Theatre. Clubs: Jamaica/Korean Society, Professional Women’s Club; Jamaica-America Society; International Club & Member, International Proxy Parents (IPP). Address: (business) c/o Ja. Conference Centre, Port Royal Street, Kingston. Tel: 922-9160;(residence) 20 Sunrise Strip, Acadia Court, Kingston 8; Tel. 925-6488.

THOMPSON, Arthur Henry, B.Sc., Post Grad. Certificate in Education. Civil Servant. Permanent Secretary since 1994. Born: Kingston, August 5, 1938, son of Simon Thompson and Thelma Small (both dec’d). Denomination: Anglican. Married: Eleanor Theresa Pinto in 1961, 3 daughters. Interests: Sports, Reading, Music. Address: (business) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 21 Dominica Drive, Kingston 5.

THOMPSON, Clover Rosamond, O.D., J.P., B.A., M.J.I.M. Educator, Principal Denham Town Comprehensive High School since 1990. Organizations: 2nd Vice-President and Public Relations Officer Lay Magistrates’ Association of Jamaica; Board Member Denham Town Secondary School; Returning Officer, Western Kingston; Director Mel Nathan Institute, Honorary member Jamaica Federation of Musicians. Born: Cave Valley, Hanover, daughter of the late Eleazer Innis and Doris Henriques-Innis. Educated: Frome Secondary School; Shortwood Teachers’ College, University of the West Indies. Pursuing Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in California. Career: Principal, Content Gap Primary School 1968-70; Acting ;Managing Director, Metropolitan Park & Garden 1986; Executive Director, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission 1984-89; Principal, Denham Town Primary School 1971-90; Principal Denham Town Secondary School 1990-94. Involved with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association in various positions from 1968-93. Awards: Centenar Medal, Institute of Jamaica for Cultural Development 1979; Long Service Award, Jamaica Advancement of the Movement of Adult Literary 1982; Certificate of Participation, World Confederation of Organisations of the Teaching Profession 1982; Faithful Service – Social Development Commission 1983; 10th Anniversary Certificate, Jamaica Teachers’ Association 1983; Certificate of Appreciation, Culture (Prime Minister’s Certificate 1986; Marcus Garvey Centennial Wares – Universal Negro Improvement Association 1987; Honorary ;Member, Jamaica Federation of Musicians 1988; Outstanding Service, Lay Magistrates; Association of Jamaica 1990; Certificate of Participation from Internal and International Cultural and Educational Exchange Programme Sacramento, U.S.A. 1990; Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Accomplishment in Education and Cultural California Legislature Assembly 1990; Recipient, Key of the City of Sacromento for Cultural Exchange 1990; Edith Dalton James Award for Professional Excellence, Jamaica Teachers’ Association 1992. Denomination: United Church. Married: Owen George Thompson, September 23, 1963; 1 son, 3 daughters. Interests: Listening to Music, Dancing, Drama, Theatre, Gardening, Watching Movies. Address: (business) 105 North Street, Kingston 14; Tel. 923-6255; (residence) The Crest, 20 Sligo Road, Kingston 3.

THOMPSON, Dudley Joseph, O.D., Q.C., M.A., B.C.L., Order of Balboa (Panama); Attorney-at-Law; Jamaican Ambassador to Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Namibia. Organizations: Life Vice President and Founder Royal Air Force Association, Life Member Commonwealth Parliamentary Assn., Life Member, People’s National Party; Life Member Commonwealth Association, Oxford Union, Life Member Mico Old Students Association. Born: Panama, January 19, 1917, son of the late Daniel Thompson, Teacher, and Ruby Thompson. Educated: Elementary School, Mico Teacher Training College, Oxford University, Gray’s Inn (London). Career: Teacher then Royal Air Force Bomber Command as Flight Lieutenant - active service. Rhodes Scholar 1947. Practised Law in East Africa, Dominica, Bahamas, Bermuda, Jamaica. Senator, Member of Parliament, St. Andrew Western 1978-83, Minister of National Security. Introduced Ombudsman into Jamaica. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Dr. Carol Smith (nee Gascoigne). Children: 1 son, 3 daughters. Interests: Flower gardening, Painting, Poetry. Clubs: R.A.F.A., Ralegh (Oxon). Address: (residence) 40 South Monterey Drive, Kingston 6.

THOMPSON, Herbert J. Ph.D., M.Phil., M.Sc., B.A. Dip in Biology & Chemistry. President, West Indies College since July 1990. Organisations: Chairman, Joint Committee for Tertiary Education; Board Member, University Council of Jamaica; Member, National Commission on Sci & Technology, National & Regional Consultation on Values & Attitudes, KLAS Advisory Board, 5-Year Educational Planning Committee, Ministry of Education; External Examiner, UWI Biochemistry Dept.; Mid-Island Co-ordinator UDOP (UWI Diabetes Outreach Programme. Born: January 4, 1950, Newport Manchester . Educated: West Indies College, Mandeville, La Sierra University USA, Loma Linda University, USA, University of the West Indies. Career: Lecturer in Medical Physiology, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, California 1978-79; Chair, Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, W.I. College 1982-84; Part-time Instructor/Scientific Officer, Dept. of Biochemistry, UWI 1987-90. Publications: Endocrinology - A Lecture Guide, Effects of Orally Administered Activated Charcoal on Intestinal Gas (Masters Thesis), “Out of the Scientific Wilderness”, J-Type Diabetes – A Second Look. Co-authored – Effects of Orally Administered Activated Charcoal on Intestinal Gas (American Journal of Gastroenterology), and Malnutrition – Related Diabetes Mellitus. Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist. Married: Avery Jean Douce, 2 daughters. Clubs: Rotary. Address: (business) Manchester Road, Mandeville.

THOMPSON, Lesley Samuel, J.P.; Teacher. Principal Port Maria Primary School since 1974. Director, J.C.D.C., St. Mary Cooperative Credit Union, St. Mary Promotions Ltd. Organizations: Former President St. Mary North district Association 1972-73, JTA Delegate to Annual Conference 1975-78; President, JTA Parish Association, 1978-79; President, Principal’s Association of St. Mary 1990-91; Arbitrator, St. Mary national Insurance Scheme 1973-75; Chairman St. Mary NCS Co-ordinating Committee 1975-6; Chairman, Port Maria Community Council 1975-76; Member, St. Mary Sports Advisory Council 1976-80, Chairman, Pt. Maria JAMAL Area Committee 1976-80; Treasurer, St. Mary Library Committee 1981-85; MOE Liaison Office for St. Mary since 1975. Lay Magistrate, Vice Chairman, St. Mary Library Committee, Lay Preacher, Organist, United Church, Member Civic & Cultural Committee, Resource Personnel, St. Mary National Heritage Trust, Executive Member, Lay Magistrates Association, St. Mary Chapter, Communications Officer, Disaster Preparedness Committee. Born: Mt. Regale, St. Mary, March 18, 1931, son of the late Charles Thompson, Farmer, and Isemenda Barnett-Thompson. Educated: Mt. Regale School, Mico College. Educated: Mt. Regale All-Age, Mico Teachers College. Career: Teacher in various schools 1950-1964; Principal Clonmel All-Age School 1964-65; Principal, Water Valley All-Age School, St. Mary 1965-74. Awards: Prime Minister’s Award for service to Education; Islington Citizens Association Community Award; Jamaica Cultural Development Commission or Long & Outstanding Service to Cultural Movement; Parish Award for Service to Education and Social Work,; Jay Cees Award for Service to Community and Education; Credit Union Award for Service to the Community; J.T.A. Award for long service in Education; Unite church of Jamaica Award for Service to Education. Denomination: Christianity. Married: Joyce Una-May Macaulay, August 3, 1968; 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Cricket, Music, Swimming, Dominoes. Address: P.O. Box 85, Port Maria, St. Mary. Tel. 994-2329.

THOMPSON, Paul Anton Heron, J.P.; Retired Certified Property Manager, Chairman Mutual Housing Services Limited since 1986, Chairman Cinecom Productions Ltd. Organizations: President Ushers Association Holy Cross Church; Trustee Serra Club of Kingston, Council Member Realtors Association of Jamaica; Member Advisory Group to Co-operative Resources Committee of Washington D.C., U.S.A. Born: Port Maria, St. Mary, Jamaica, June 24, 1913, son of Robert A. Thompson and Martha M. Bingham-Thompson, Teacher (both dec’d). Educated: Titchfield High School, Special Co-op Extension Course at St. Francis Xavier University. Career: Gleaner Company Ltd. 1931-32; Civil Servant 1933-69; Retired Principal Assistant Secretary Ministry of Housing; United Nations Housing Advisor to Ghana 1978-80. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Kathleen Cavell Robins, September 14, 1949; 2 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Private Aircraft Flying, Boat-sailing, Photography. Club: Royal Commonwealth Society, London. Address: (business) 44 Beechwood Ave. Kingston 5 Tel: 926-7581; (residence) 48 Sandhurst Crescent, Kingston 6.

THORBURN, Ernest Carroll, F.C.C.A., F.C.A.; Chartered Accountant, Deloitte & Touche (formerly, Touche, Ross, Thorburn & Co.) 1955-95, Chairman, Jamaican Institute of Directors Ltd, Director, National Insurance Board. Organizations: Chairman Board of Management Wolmer’s Boys’ and Girls’ Schools. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, March 31, 1929, son of the late Ernest William Thorburn, Company Director, and Leila Isabel Booth-Thorburn. Educated: Wolmer’s Boys’ School. Award: Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation 1983. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Marigold Julia Parsons, March 4, 1961; 3 daughters. Clubs: Jamaica, Liguanea. Address: (business) 7 West Avenue, Kingston 4. Tel. 922-6825; (residence) 6 Courtney Drive, Kingston 10.

THORBURN, Marigold Julia, M.B., Ch.B., M.D., F.R.C.P.; Director 3D Projects since 1985, Medical Practitioner. Organizations: Member Caribbean Assoc. on Mental Retardation and other Developmental Disabilities; Member of the Jamaica Association for Mentally Handicapped Children, Regional Co-ordinator Caribbean Institute on Mental Retardation. Born: Sutton Coldfield, England, February 9, 1935, daughter of David Alexander Parsons, Dentist, and Barbara Chamberlin-Parsons (both dec’d). Educated: Edgbaston High School, Birmingham University. Career: Research Fellow Department of Pathology, U.W.I. 1967-71, Lecturer & Senior Lecturer Department of Social and Preventative Medicine 1972-75, Director of Early Stimulation Project 1975-84; Director of Caribbean Institute; Mental Retardation and other Development Disabilities 1976-78. Publications: Outbreak of Congenital Rubella in Jamaica – Miller & Thorburn, West Indian Medical Journal; Pathological and Cytogenetic Observations on the Naturally Occurring Canine Venereal Tumour in Jamaica; Thorburn, Gwynn, Ragbeer and Lee, British Journal of Cancer; Congenital Malformations in Jamaica, Thorburn, Wynter & Bell; Cytogenetic and Clinical Observations in West Indian Patients with Primary Amenorroea; Clonal Evolution in two patients with auto-immune disease and Lympho-reticular neoplasia, Adem, Thorburn, Gibbs, Brooks & Hanchard; Early Stimulation of Handicapped Children in Jamaica, 5th International Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency; Israel 1979; Author UNICEF Programme Guidelines 1987; Practical approaches to Childhood Disability in Developing Countries, Thorburn & K Marfo; Several publications on Childhood disability from a major research project in Clarendon. Award: Woman of the Year 1981 - Soroptimist Club. Married: Ernest Carroll Thorburn, March 4, 1961; 3 daughters. Interests: : Painting, Music, Sewing. Address: (business) 14 Monk Street, Spanish Town; Tel. 984-2840; (residence) 6 Courtney Drive, Kingston 10.

THORBOURNE, Oswald James, O.D., B.A.; Minister of Religion; Retired Methodist Minister. Organizations: Past President National Union of Co-operative Societies (N.U.C.S.), Past President N.U.C.S. Co-operative Insurance Society, President, Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League, Founder Churches Co-op Credit Union; Past Vice-Chairman Wesley (Methodist) College. Past Board Member & Treasurer, United Theological College of the W.I. District Grand Chaplain Freemasonry in Jamaica (English Constitution). Born: Panama, January 6, 1927, son of James Thorbourne, Deliveryman, and Evelyn Thorbourne, Housewife, (both dec’d). Educated: Wolmer’s Boys School; London School of Economics; Birkbeck College; University of London. Career: Past President, Jamaica Co-Op Credit Union League; Past President, Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions; Past Director, World Council of Credit Unions; Third Class Clerk January 9, 1946; promoted through the ranks to Permanent Secretary December 1971; Ordained as Methodist Minister January 1980. Award: Association of Cooperative Educators Award for work in Co-Operative Education. Denomination: Methodist. Married: Norma H. Isaacs, January 2, 1950; 2 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Reading, Voluntary Work in the Co-operative Movement at all levels. Clubs: Wolmer’s Old Boys’ Association, Arawak Lodge (EC). Address: Kingston. Tel: 977-1312.

THWAITES, Peter John Churchill; Insurance Executive. President/C.E.O. Dyoll Group Ltd. since 1987. Chairman, Dyoll Insurance Co. Ltd., Dyoll Life Ltd., Dyoll Wataru Coffee Co. Ltd., Board Member, Seprod Ltd., Buck Securities Merchant Bankers Ltd., Buck Securities Partners Ltd., Buck Securities Ltd., Carib National Group Inc. Interoceanica de Seguros, S.A. Seville Development Corp. Ltd., DBP Insurance Brokers Ltd., Cayman Insurance Centre, Cayman Finance Services, National Building Society of Cayman, Dyoll Pimento Resort Ltd. Organizations: Past President, Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. Past Executive Chairman, Scout Association of Jamaica. Born: St. Andrew, Jamaica, July 25, 1940, son of the late William Alexander Thwaites, Accountant, and Kathleen Newman-Thwaites. Educated: Knox College, Wolmer’s Boys’ School. Career: Worked with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company 1959. Joined Dyoll in 1960 as a Clerk and has worked there since. Joined J.D.F. National Reserve in 1963 as a Recruit. Resigned in February 1977 with rank of Major. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Mary Fraser Plant, July 13, 1967; 1 son, 1 daughter. Interests: Squash, Sailing, Shooting. Clubs: Liguanea, Royal Jamaica Yacht, Jamaica Gun, Jamaica Skeet. Address: (business) Dyoll Group Ltd., 40-46 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5. Tel. 926-4711-9; (residence) 11 Temple Meads, Kingston 6.

THWAITES, Richard Evan David, C.D., J.P., M.B., B.S., F.R.C.O.G., F.A.C.O.G. Medical Practitioner, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Private Practice, since 1966. Director Dyoll Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Organizations: President U.W.I. Medical Alumni Association (Jamaica Chapter). Born: Kingston, Jamaica, July 21, 1932, son of William Alexander Thwaites, Accountant and Kathleen Newman-Thwaites (both dec’d). Educated: Wolmer’s Boys’ School, City of London School, University College of the West Indies. Career: Internship Kingston Public Hospital 1958, Government Medical Service 1959-60, General Practice 1960-63, Resident training Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1963-64; Chairman W.I. Section A.C.O.G. 1980-1983; National Family Planning Board 1980-1989. Award: Chamber of Commerce for Community Work. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Patsy Thwaites, February 15, 1992; 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Sailing, Bird-shooting. Clubs: Kingston Cricket, Royal Jamaica Yacht, Jamaica Skeet, Jamaica Club, Jamaica Gun. Address: (business) Newington House, Nuttall Hospital, Caledonia Avenue, Kingston 5 926-7296/7082; (residence) 6 Farringdon Terrace, Kingston 6.*

THWAITES, Richard Evan David, A.C.I.I. General Insurance Underwriter. Chief Executive Officer, since January 1992, Globe Insurance Co. of the West Indies Ltd. Born: St. Andrew, November 12, 1959, son of David Thwaites, Medical Doctor, and Denise Mitchell, Medical Doctor (dec’d). Educated: Wolmer’s High School for Boys. Career: Dyoll Insurance Co. Ltd., 1976-80. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Marian Murphy, February 28, 1987, 1 son 2 daughters. Interests: Sailing and Shooting. Clubs: Royal Yacht, Jamaica Gun. Address: (business) 19 Dominica Drive, Kingston 5; (residence) 20 Widcombe Road, Kingston 6.*

THWAITES, Ronald George, B.A.(Hist.), B.A.(Jurisprudence): Attorney-at-Law, Journalist, Farmer, Hotelier, Company Director, Minister of Religion PartnerThwaites, Fairclough, Watson & Daly since1979. Radio Talk Show Host since 1976; Lecturer in Church History, Theology Faculty University of the West Indies. DirectorKingston Legal Aid Clinic Ltd., JABLUM Jamaica, Abbey Green Estate Ltd., Cinchona Heights Ltd., Catalina Ltd., Ackendown Ltd., Pine Grove Ltd., Quality Fish Ltd., Mt. Hybla Estates Ltd., Coffee Industry Development Company Ltd., Argemarcia Ltd. St. Joseph’s Hospital Board; Member Dyoll Insurance Co., Real Estate Board. Born: St. Andrew, February 12, 1945, son of the late Ronald George Thwaites, General Manager and Lena May D’Costa-Thwaites. Educated: Westbrook Preparatory School, St. George’s College, Cornell University, University of the West Indies, Oxford University, Gray’s Inn. Career: On staff St. George’s College and St. Andrew High School 1962-63; Research Fellow Faculty of Law University of the West Indies 1970-71; Founder/Managing Director Kingston Legal Aid Clinic 1972-75; In charge of development of Co-operatives among 40,000 sugar workers on three of Jamaica’s largest sugar plantations 1974-76; part-time Lecturer Department of Social Work, U.W.I. Awards: University Scholar to Cornell University;Rhodes Scholar to Oxford University 1968; Certificate of Merit from the Gleaner for contribution to public dialogue on radio 1981; Gleaner Honour Award 1988. Publication: Editor in Chief Cornell Daily Sun 1966-67. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Marcia Veronica McKenley, December 16, 1969; 5 sons, 3 daughters. Address: (business) 62 Duke Street, Kingston; Tel. 922-2271; (residence) Pine Grove, Content P.A.,St. Andrew.

THWAITES, William Alexander, C.D., F.C.A. (Ja.), C.A. (Nova Scotia). Chartered Accountant. Business Consultant KPMG Peat, Marwick since 1987. Director Dyoll Group Ltd., Buck Securities Partners Ltd., Fred M. Jones Estates Ltd., Deryck A. Gibson Ltd., Hampden Estates Ltd., Institute of Jamaica Publications Ltd. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, October 7, 1925, son of William A. Thwaites, Accountant, and Kathleen Newman-Thwaites (both dec’d). Educated: Wolmer’s Boys’ School. Career: Jamaica Battalion 1944-47; Qualified as Chartered Accountant after service under Articles in London 1952; Joined Peat,Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (formerly Tapley Bowman & Co.) 1952. First President Chartered Accountants of Jamaica 1965.; Senior Partner, Peat Marwick 1974-87. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Enid Isabel Lawrence 1950; 3 sons, 3 daughters. Interests: Sailing, Fishing, Shooting. Clubs: Jamaica, Liguanea, Jamaica Rifle Association, Jamaica Skeet, Royal Jamaica Yacht, Jamaica Gun. Address: (business) Victoria Mutual Building, 6 Duke Street. Tel. 922-6640; (residence) 5 Kinsale Avenue, Kingston 6.

TOBEY, Robert Sheppard, Aviator, Property Manager, Company Director, Businessman. Manager Seven Hills of Athenry (Portland) since 1970, Managing Director of Laile Limited operating The Jamaica Grande Tours. Born: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. June 29, 1947, son of Paul L. Tobey, retired Chemist, and Sarah T. Beaudrot-Tobey. Career: United States Army 1966-70; Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Aviator (helicopter pilot) served with the 57th Assault Helicopter Company at Kontun, Central Highlands, Republic of Viet Nam as aircraft commander operating assault troop helicopters, decorated with The Air Medal with 34 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Meritorious Service Medal for sustained aerial combat performance in the Republic of Viet Nam. Prior Training and duty stations: Fort Polk, Louisiana - Basic Training; Fort Walters, Texas - Preflight and Primary flight Training Courses; Fort Rucker, Alabama - Advanced Flight Training Course; Fort Bagg, North Carolina - joined 57th Assault Helicopter Company. Following service in Republic of Viet Nam took up assignment at Fort Wolters, Texas in the capacities of TAC Officer and Flight Instructor, serving in these capacities up to release from active duty in 1970. Developed Athenry Gardens and Nonsuch Cave, Portland, Jamaica; founded and managed Laile Limited incorporating Laile Tours. Married: Alrica Beverly Lai Tyam, April 6, 1975; 1 son, 1 daughter. Interests: Photography, Woodwork. Address: (business) P.O. Box 195, Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica. Tel. (809) 993-3740; (residence) Nonsuch, Portland, Jamaica.*

TOMLINSON, Hon. Osmond Ainsley, C.D., J.P., M.D., L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S. S.L.M. Medical Practitioner since 1953. Custos Rotulorum of St. Ann since 1969. Director Tomlinson’s Medical Centre. Organizations: Chairman, Iona Development Commission, Crime Stop Organization of St. Ann; President St. Anns Bay Scouts Local Association, Justices of the Peace Association of St. Ann. Vice-President St. John’s Ambulance (N. Central St. Ann); Hon. Member Ocho Rios Chamber of Commerce; Founder and Patron Sunshine School for the Mentally Handicapped; Patron Sunshine School for the Mentally Handicapped; Patron Jamaica Association for the Mentally Handicapped; President Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme; Member Board of Directors Crawfurd, Fletcher Insurance Brokers. Born: Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica, March 31, 1917, son of the late Richard Riddell Tomlinson and Ethel Thomasine Tate-Tomlinson. Educated: Manning’s High School, The Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland). Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Patricia Anne McHugh, September 18, 1950; 1 son, 3 daughters. Interests: Swimming, Golf, Cricket. Clubs: Kiwanis Ocho Rios (Life Member), Kingston Cricket, Jamaica, St. Ann Polo, Upton Country, Runaway Bay Golf. Address: (business) “Hibernia”, 65 Main Street, P.O. Box 36, Ocho Rios. Tel. 974-2610; (residence) “River Ridge”, P.O. Box 36, Ocho Rios. Tel. 974-2327.

TUCKER, James (Jimmy) Alexander George, B.A., M.Div.; Singer/Concert Artiste, Educator and Church Administrator. Lecturer in African-American Culture; Executive Producer, Reliance Jamaica Ltd. Organizations: Vice Chairman, Jamaica Library Board; President Jamaica Reading Association; General Secretary, Jamaica Progressive League (Kingston Branch renewed 1989). Born: Kingston, April 22, 1942; son of Harold Bancroft Tucker, Government Printer, and Hyacinth Emily Garel Dockery Tucker. Educated: Mico Practising School; Calabar High School; Moravian College and Theological Seminary; Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (U.S.A.); University of the West Indies. Career: Director, Leligh Valley Community Action Programme (of the Office of Economic Opportunity); Instructor in Philosophy at Schencksville Community College; Member of the Board of the Legal Aid Society of Northampton County and as Vice President of the Jamaica Progressive League Philadelphia Branch); Educator, Caribbean Conference of Churches and the Jamaica Council of Churches; Projects Coordinator for development in the North Western Caribbean; Special Assistant to the General Secretary, with responsibility for the regional programme of Human Rights; National Director, Urban Upgrading (Housing) Programme 1978. Publications: Columns for the Daily Gleaner, the Daily News and Caribbean Contact. Human Rights and Ecumenical Action in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Seminar on Human Rights 1977; The Church and the Management of Change written for the publication Moving into Freedom Edited by Dr. Kortright Davis, Cedar Press, 1977. Creative Works (Recordings): Jimmy Tucker sings of Jamaica with companion book; Sing Jamaica, (Jamaican and other Christmas Songs) with book; Christmas in Jamaica; Shekinah (Jamaican and other Sacred Songs) with book; Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; One God! One Aim! One Destiny! , Tribute to the Hon. Marcus Garvey National Hero, and book Marcus Garvey’s Cultural Legacy; The Jamaican Way, the title of the music is Jimmy Tucker folk songs, Ballads and Spirituals (1992). Denomination: Interdenominational. Married: Janet Louise Brackbill; 2 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Swimming, Reading. Address: (residence) ‘Elfin Glade’, 2A Highland Drive, Havendale, Kingston 19.

TULLOCH, Francis Anthony, Notary Public, Attorney-at-Law since 1963. Director of the Great River Rafting & Plantation Tour Ltd., Mountain Valley Tours. Organizations: Chairman of Eastern Hanover People’s National Party Constituency, Member P.N.P. National Executive Council, St. George’s Old Boys’ Association. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, August 5, 1940, son of Samuel Vincent Tulloch, Band leader, and Rhea Henriques-Tulloch (both dec’d). Educated: Rainar Preparatory School, St. George’s College, Lincoln’s Inn. Career: Legal Professional Assistant to the Hon. L.O. Pindling (Nassau, Bahamas) 1964-69; Member of Parliament Central St. James 1972-76; Member of Parliament West Central St. James 1976-80; Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Labour and Employment; Minister of State; former Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Doreen Perry Ellis, August 19, 1989; 4 sons, 2 daughters. Interests: Cricket, Lawn Tennis, Social interest in the Mentally Retarded. Address: (business) Francis Tulloch & Co., Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay. Tel. 952-4706; (residence) Lethe, Copse P.A., Hanover.*

TURNBULL, Hon. Conrad Valentine, C.D., J.P.; Farmer. Former Custos Rotulorum, Portland. Organizations: Founder and Chairman Rio Grande Raftsmen Association Ltd., Portland Livestock Committee, J.A.M.A.L. Foundation Portland; formerly Chairman Portland Scout Association; President Portland Co-op Credit Union Ltd.; Director Merrick Trust; Member Board of Management Jamaica Agricultural Society, Board of Directors Jamaica Co-op Credit Union League Ltd.; Organizer Portland Blue Mountain Coffee Co-op Society, Chairman Port Antonio Area Land Authority, Port Antonio Secondary and Infant Schools; Director Coffee Industry Board; Agricultural Marketing Corporation, Portland 4-H Clubs Advisory Council; President Portland Association of Branch Societies J.A.S.; Vice-President Jamaica Agricultural Society. Born: Carron Hall, St. Mary, August 27, 1908, son of John Sigismond Turnbull and his wife. Educated: Carron Hall Primary School, Private Tuition, Mico Training College, Tuskegee University. Career: Headmaster Moravia Primary School; Asst. Master Mico Practicing School; Headmaster Elliot Primary School 1935; Norwich Primary School, Portland 1940; Pioneer worker, Organizer the Jamaica 4-H Club in Portland, St. Mary and St. Ann 1944; appointed Branch Organizer Jamaica Agricultural Society 1955, retired from the J.A.S. 1968. Awards: Awarded J.A.S. Gold Medal for long and outstanding leadership 1975. Denomination: United Church. Interests: Farming, National development and People, Reading, Travelling. Clubs: Masonry, Forestry, Life Member J.A.S. Address: P.O. Box 42, Port Antonio P.O., Portland. Tel. 993-2746.

TURNER, Cecil Aston, C.D., J.P.; Civil Servant; Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education since 1983. Born: Spaldings, Clarendon, April 3, 1925; son of John Turner, Policeman, and Ethel Turner, Housewife (both dec’d). Educated: Spaldings & Wilmington Elementary Schools; Tutorial College; University of the West Indies. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Ephegine E. Gibson, April 28, 1953; 1 son, 2 daughters. Interests: Bridge, Jazz, Music, Outdoor Sports - Cricket, Football. Address: (business) Ministry of Education, National Heroes Circle, Kingston 4; Tel. 922-1400; (residence) 60 Butts Crescent, Kingston 2.

TURNER, Lloyd Everett, Veterinary Surgeon, Consultant Veterinarian. Born: Westmoreland, June 27, 1924, son of the late Zachariah Turner, Storekeeper, & Virginia King-Turner. Educated: Mannings High School, Jamaica School of Agriculture, Tuskegee Institute. Career: Livestock Division, Ministry of Agriculture 1946, Assistant Farm Manager Irwin Agricultural Station 1949, transferred to Bodles, Livestock Research 1949 – i/c Dairy Cattle Operation; Veterinary Division – assigned to St. Catherine location at Bodles 1965; transferred to Northern Region as Regional Veterinary Officer stationed at St. Mary 1978. At University developed new technique in the correction of prolapse vagina in cattle (internal). First student of the University to successfully perform open heart surgery on a dog for removal of heart worms. First Jamaican to have received the “Up-John Award for outstanding performance in the area of Small Animal medicine and surgery. Responsible for the health of baby calves imported under the Calf Importation Scheme. Worked and developed the vaccine against colibacillos in baby pigs reducing the mortality and expenses in the purchase of drugs. Developed in Jamaica the surgical auto-Immunization method in treating canine veneral tumour. Successfully corrected an advanced nymphomaniac condition in the highest producing Jamaica Hope cow utilizing surgery on the ovary combined with hormone implant, Regional Veterinary Officer, Southern Region, 1980, Principal Veterinary Officer, 1983, Acting Director Veterinary Services, 1984, Combined effort with Ms. Jewel Smart accomplished First embryo transfer in the region. Awards: Prime Minster’s Award; Life Fellow of The International Biographical Association and American Biographical Institute. Publications: Swine Health and Management, Pasteurellosis in Swine, Internal Correction of Prolapse Vagina in Cattle. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Sybil McDonald, October 6, 1951; 1 son (dec’d), 1 daughter. Address: (residence) 2 Dunrobin Park, Kingston 10.

TURPIN, Clarence, Dip.Th., L.Th., B.A. Minister of Religion/Teacher. Minister of the Chapel of Christ A.M.E. Church since 1993. Organisations: Secretary, National Stadium Police Consultative Committee; Chairman, A.M.E. Board of Examiners; Dean of Studies in Service Training, A.M.E. Born: Vergenoegen, E.B.E., Guyana September 2, 1952, son of the late Josiah Turpin, Farmer, and Albertha Turpin, Housewife. Educated: Philadelphia Scots School, Codrington College Barbados, U.W.I. Career: Fitter Machinist 1972-75; Maintenance Mechanic 1975-79. Denomination: A.M.E. Married: Yvonne Coram June 27, 1987, 1 son, 1 daughter. Interests: Football, Cricket, Table Tennis. Club: National Stadium Police. Motto: Be Confident in One’s Self. Address: (residence) 15 Swallowfield Road, Kingston 5.

TYNDALL,Shirley Lavanda, C.D., B.Sc. (Econ.); Civil Servant. Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance since 1989. Director – PAMCO, National Investment Bank of Jamaica, Electricity Authority, JAMINTEL, Telecommunications Company of Jamaica, Jamaica Telephone Co. Ltd., Containers Services Ltd., Bank of Jamaica. Born: Mandeville, Manchester, November 15, 1939, daughter of Samuel Augustus Tyndall, and Effie Tyndall (both dec’d). Educated: St. Hilda’s Diocesan School, University of the West Indies. Career: CO 11, Collector General’s Dept. 1959; Administrative Officer, Ministry of Finance 1970; Accountant General 1987. Denomination: Anglican. Interest: Reading. Address: (business) 30 National Heroes Circle, Kingston 4. Tel. 922-8600; (residence) Lot 5, Innswood Drive, Stony Hill, St. Andrew.

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