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VACCIANNA, Michael Magnus, LL.B., Attorney-at-Law. Senior Partner, Vaccianna & Whittingham since 1983. Director Jamaica Commodity Trading Co. Ltd., Trade Board Ltd. Born: Grange Hill, Westmoreland, August 10, 1955, son of Claude Dudley Vaccianna, Businessman, and Mary Elizabeth Vaccianna, Housewife. Educated: Grange Hill and Melrose Primary; Kingston College; University of the West Indies, Norman Manley Law School. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Heather Andrea Chevannes, February 17, 1990. Interests: Dominoes, Reading. Club: Liguanea Kiwanis. Address: (business) 14 Roosevelt Avenue, Kingston 6. Tel. 927-6153/6924; (residence) 2 Dillsbury Avenue, Kingston 6.

VALENTINE, Desmond Karl, Company Director; Managing Director – Moore Business Forms Caribbean Ltd. since 1976, The Computer Store Ltd. since 1976. Organizations: Member of the Managing Committee of the Master Printers Association. Born: Port Antonio, Jamaica, March 6, 1940, son of Sidney A. Valentine and Pearl I. Valentine. Educated: Titchfield Secondary School, Jamaica College. Career: Grace Kennedy & Co. Ltd. 1959-61; John Wiley & Son (UK) 1964-65; American Express European Credit Card Division 1966-67; Jamaica Telephone Company Ltd. 1968-70; Uniprint Ltd. 1970-76. Denomination: Anglican. Married: The late Beverley J. Wright, July 2, 1964; 2 daughters. Interests: Fishing, Hunting, Cricket, Squash. Club: Liguanea. Address: (business) c/o Moore Business Forms Caribbean Ltd., 29 Slipe Road, Kingston 5. Tel. 922-5857-9; (residence) 1 Dillsbury Avenue, Kingston 6.

VASSALL-BOGUES, Iris Fredericka, Matron. Organizations: Member Caribbean Nurses Organization, Nurses Association of Jamaica (founding member and past President), Jamaica Midwives Association, Caribbean Federation Mental Health (Consultant), Grabham Society, Titchfield Alumni Association; Executive Member Sandhurst Citizens Association and Sandhurst Community Council; President Jamaica Association for Mental Health since 1985. Born: Port Antonio, Portland, August 1, 1913, daughter of the late Joseph Nathaniel Vassall, Police Sergeant and Edith Eliza Neufville-Vassall, Housewife. Educated: Manchioneal Primary School, Port Antonio Elementary School, Titchfield High School, University of the West Indies; Human Relationship Course U.C.H. 1938, Domiciliary Midwifery experience (United Kingdom) 1955-56, Public Health training at School of Public Health with Diploma Royal Society of Health, England and Jamaica, Dale Carnegie Course speech and expression, Jamaica Institute of Management Education obtaining Diploma in General Administrative Management, Advanced Nursing Education Unit, U.W.I. obtaining Certificate in Education (Nursing Tuition). Career: General Training in Nursing 1932-35, Midwifery 1935-36; Acting Staff Nurse Morant Bay Hospital 1936-37; Malaria Survey, Hope Bay Portland 1937-38; S/N Spanish Town Hospital 1938-39, St. Ann’s Bay Hospital 1939-40; Victoria Jubilee Hospital 1940-72; Victoria Jubilee Hospital School and Kingston Hospital School 1972-77; University School of Nursing 1979-81; First nurse to introduce Domiciliary Delivery at Jubilee Hospital in 1952. Awards: Award in Appreciation for service rendered to Maternal and Child Health from Nurses Association of Jamaica Maternal and Child Health Group September 1977, Prime Minister’s Award for services rendered in the field of Nursing 1983, Good Citizens Certificate in recognition of Outstanding contribution to the improvement of the physical and social aspects of the Municipality of Kingston and St. Andrew March 1986. Denomination: Methodist. Married: The late McDuff Hazel-Bogues, March 20, 1941; 3 daughters. Interests: Music, Art, Dancing, Gardening, Flowers, Swimming, Games. Address: (residence) 1 Richings Cres., Kingston 6. Tel. 927-7403.

VASWANI, Asha Naraindas, B.A.Econ.; Retailer; Managing Director, Lerner Shops Ltd. since 1987. Director, Vaswani’s Ltd., Juliet Brassiere Co. Ltd., Cosmetic Corp., ANR Distributors Ltd. Organizations: Member, Children of Jamaica Organisation. Born: Kingston, February 24, 1961; daughter of the late Naraindas Vaswani, and Daya Vaswani, Industrialist. Educated: Rosarian Academy; Regis College; Harvard University. Awards: Omicron Delta Epsilon: Int’l Honor Society of Econ.; World’s Who’s Who of Women. Publications: The Economic Performance of Jamaica 1972-1980; Inflation and the Money Supply. Religion: Hindu. Interests: Badminton, Tennis, Reading. Address: (residence) 37 Norbrook Drive, Kingston 8.

VASWANI, Deepak N, Business Executive, Chairman Lerner Shops, Juliette Brassiere, Vaswani Ltd., Cosmetic Corporation Jamaica. Organizations: President Rotary Club Kingston; St. George’s Old Boys Association; Freemason Liguanea Lodge. Born: Madras, India May 24, 1951. Educated: Holy Rosary, St. Mary’s College, St. George’s College, Training in Garment Manufacturing and Management in Puerto Rico. Career: Founder of Lerner Shops 1973, Fashion Division of Juliette Brassieres. Religion: Hindu. Married: Veenal Melwani January 14, 1972; 2 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Badminton, Football. Address: (business) 40 South Parade, Lerner Shops Ltd. , Kingston. Tel. 922-3243.

VASWANI, Prakash Nariandas, C.D.; Industrialist, Managing Director Juliet Brassiere Company Ltd. since 1975, Vaswani’s Ltd., Director Cosmetic Corporation, ANR Distributors Ltd., Lerner Shops. Organizations: President Jamaica Exporters Association since 1986; Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. Born: Mombasa, Kenya, March 20, 1953, son of Nariandas Tolaram Vaswani, Industrialist and his wife Dayadevih (nee) Gidoomal. Educated: St. Mary’s College, Wolmer’s Boys School. Career: President Jamaica Exporters Association 1978-81. Religion: Hindu. Married: Anita, January 2, 1980; 2 sons. Interests: Cricket, Reading. Clubs: Kingston Cricket, Liguanea, Club India. Address: 1 1/2 Upper Elleston Road, Kingston;Tel: 938-1971/2. (residence) P.O. Box 491, Kingston 8.

VASWANI, Rosa N., B.A.(Hons.), Pi Gamma MV (Int’l Honor Society in Social Science); Distributor; Managing Director ANR Distributors Ltd. since 1987. Director, Lerner Shops, Cosmetic Corporation of Jamaica, Vaswani’s Ltd., ANR Distributors Ltd, Juliet Brassiere Co. Ltd. Born: Kingston February 19, 1962; daughter of the late Naraindas Vaswani, and Dayadevi Vaswani, Industrialist. Educated: Rosarian Academy; Regis College. Career: Operations Manager, Lerner Shops Ltd., 1984-87. Award: Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor. Religion: Hindu. Interests: Tennis, Swimming, Volleyball, Badminton. Address: (business) 172d Orange Street, Kingston; (residence) 37 Norbrook Drive, Kingston 8.

VAZ, Douglas Crompton., M.P.Assoc. of Applied Science; Industrialist and Company Director, Member of Parliament for North Eastern St. Andrew since 1976. Director Vaz Enterprises, H.W.O.L.E. Vaz Ltd., Skyfus Ltd., Jamaica Brassiere Enterprises Ltd., Fur Life, Lifetime Director Jamaica Manufacturers Association. Organization: Founding Director Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, May 20, 1937; son of the late Harold Vaz, Garment Manufacturer, and Lillian Reddish-Vaz. Educated: Gaynstead Preparatory School, Jamaica College, New York Fashion Institute of Technology. (Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Management). Career: Managing Director Vaz Enterprises, Minister of Industry and Commerce 1980-86. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Sonia Lugo, June 14, 1959; 3 sons. Interests: Current Affairs, Dominoes, Music. Clubs: Kingston Cricket, Jamaica. Address: (business) 77 East Street, Kingston; Tel. 922-9200-1.

VAZ, Hazel Louise,O.D. Retired Teacher, Founder and Teacher Vaz Preparatory School. Organizations: Member Board Midland Preparatory School, Galilee Gospel Hall Basic School. Born: Morant Bay, St. Thomas, July 25, 1914, daughter of Arnold Chaplin, Farmer and Caroline Shaw-Chaplin (both dec’d). Educated: Wesley Primary School, Wolmer’s Girls’ School, Tutorial College. Career: Teacher Morris Knibb Preparatory School 1931-51; Principal Vaz Prep. School 1951-76. Denomination: Christian Brethren. Married: Everard Bancroft Vaz, August 5, 1936 (dec’d); 2 daughters. Interests: Cooking, Reading. Address: (business) 111/2 Dunoon Road, Kingston 2. Tel. 928-1226; (residence) 36 Charlemont Drive, Kingston 6.

VAZ, Noel Douglas, Dramatist, Actor, Theatre Director. Retired University Lecturer. Formerly Tutor, Creative Arts Centre, University of the West Indies. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, January 2, 1920, son of the late A.R. Douglas Vaz, Engineer, and Sylvia Carmen Abrahams-Vaz. Educated: Calabar High School, Old Vic Theatre School (London, United Kingdom). Career: Worked in professional theatre and broadcasting in the U.K. 1949-55. Professional Director in Theatre. Interests: Swimming. Address: (residence) 30 Palmetto Avenue, Kingston 6. Tel.: 977-0501.

VENDRYES, Charles Lucien, J.D.; Attorney-at-Law, Jamaica and Florida, U.S.A.; Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England; Notary Public; Partner Clinton Hart & Co. 1983-94; Counsel to the firm since 1995. Organizations: Member The Jamaican Bar Association, The Florida Bar, The Society of Notaries Public in Jamaica, Former President Jamaica Cancer Society. Born: Port Antonio, Jamaica, October 14, 1923, son of Charles Henry Vendryes, Attorney-at-Law, and Luna May Prendergast-Vendryes (both dec’d). Educated: St. Anthony’s Academy, St. George’s College, Nova University. Career: Admitted as Solicitor 1945, Partner George & Vendryes, Solicitors 1945-54, Milholland, Ashenheim & Stone, Solicitors 1954-56, Partner Manton & Hart, Attorneys-at-Law 1956-76, Vice-President Legal Title Company, Realtor Associate, Issa Realty Inc., Legal Assistant Tylander, deClaire & Sliney (Florida) 1976-82, Consultant Myers Fletcher & Gordon Manton & Hart, Attorneys-at-Law 1982-83. Publications: Co-Author of Tax & Business Aspects of Investing in Jamaica. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Verna Burrowes, November 22, 1947; 4 daughters. Interests: Music, Reading, Jogging. Club: Jamaica. Address: (business) 58 Duke Street, Kingston; Tel.: 922-5674-7; (residence) Manor Court, Kingston 8.

VENTURA, Frank Patrick, Company Executive, Executive Director, Burger King since August 1989. Director, Restaurant Associates Ltd., Travel Planners Ltd., Co-Managing Director, Heel Bar Ltd. since 1984. Organizations: Member Executive Committee Jamaica Association of Travel Agents. Born: Windsor, Canada, March 17, 1953, son of Quirino Ventura, retired, Supervisor, and Concetta Dibartolomeo-Ventura, Housewife. Educated: General Amherst High School, Fashawe College, University of Western Ontario. Career: Insurance Salesman 1976-77; Vice-Consulate of Italy representing the Government of Italy in Jamaica 1979-81; Managing Director, Travel Planners 1983-89. Award: Appointed Hon. Vice Consulate of Italy 1979-81. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Donna Ann Lake, April 16, 1979; 1 daughter. Interests: Boating, Jogging, Reading. Clubs: S.K.A.L., Wyndham Health. Address: (business) 20 Hope Road, Kingston 10.; (residence) Lot 99, Sherbourne Park , Stony Hill.

VERMONT, Lloyd Alfrado, F.J.I.M.; Insurance Salesman. Executive Branch Manager, Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society since 1985. Managing Director Vermont’s Management Services Ltd. Director, Fidelity Finance Merchant Bank, Residential & Commercial Services Ltd., Commissioner, Broadcasting Commission since 1988. Organizations: Trustee Jamaica Medical Foundation. Born: Duanvale, Trelawny, July 26, 1938, son of Noel George Vermont, Farm Manager, and Ermine Louise Loman-Vermont, Housewife, (both dec’d). Educated: Duanvale Primary School, Holmwood Technical High School, Jamaica School of Agriculture. Career: Research Assistant (Entomology) Sugar Industry Research Institute, Technical Assistant – Groundwater Research – United Nations Development Project. Entered Life Insurance Industry 1971 with The Imperial Life of Canada President, Life Underwriters Association 1980-81 (named Outstanding Member of the Year 1988); Chairman, Jamaican Institute of Management 1989-91 Introduced Barry University’s Executive M.B.A. Programme to Jamaica. Past Director Kingston Jaycees. Awards: Won, in association with the Daily Gleaner’s Young Jamaican Cabinet, the Seprod Golden Award for Journalism 1967. Publications: Life Insurance as a Financial tool, Life Insurance and the worker, The Purpose of our Business – all in Pamphlet form; written more than 55 Papers on various aspects of Marketing Sales and Management. Denomination: Methodist. Married: Claire Marnel McFarlane, November 2, 1963; 2 sons, 1 daughter. Interests: Gardening, social commentary. Club: Liguanea. Address: (business) Jamaica Mutual Life, 61B Half Way Tree Road. Tel. 929-36322; (residence) “Allsides”, Stony Hill, St. Andrew. Motto: Yes, I can.

VERNON, Rosemarie Evangeline, B.A., Cert. Ed. Teacher. Past President Jamaica Teachers Association. Organizations: Member National Prayer Breakfast Group, Washington, Kingston and St. Andrew JAMAL Committee, Kingston & St Andrew Cultural Committee, President, Kingston Business and Professional Women’s Club, Vice President, Jamaica National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Club, Member, Jamaica Coalition on the Convention on The Rights of the Child - Education Sector, Member, Association of Development Agencies. Born: Kingston, Jamaica, November 28, 1943, daughter of Fitz-Leopold Gore, Retired Businessman, and the late Icilda Thomas nee Barnett. Educated: St. George’s Girl School, Shortwood Teacher’s College, University of the West Indies. Career: Teacher for 21 years. Administrator Summer Workshops for teachers; Resource Teacher, Ministry of Education, Youth & Culture. Denomination: Church of God. Married: Neville Anthony Vernon, November 10, 1961, 1 son. Interest: All areas of the performing Arts. Club: Business & Professional Women’s. Address: (business) J.T.A., 97 Church Street, Kingston. Tel. 922-1385-7; (residence) 6 West Avenue, Kingston 8.

VICENS, Michael Anthony, Attorney-at-Law and Company Director. Director, I.C.W.I. Ltd., Knutsford Capital Merchant Bank Ltd., Real Resorts Ltd. Born: Kingston, August 15, 1940, son of Bartholomew Vicens-Oliver, Architect, and Millicent Desnoes-Vicens. Educated: St. George’s College, Grays Inn, London. Career: Joined Desnoes & Geddes Ltd. 1963 and retired Company President 1993. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Alma E. Foster, October 19, 1968; 1 daughter. Interests: Golfing, Target shooting, Photography, Music. Clubs: Liguanea, Constant Spring Golf, Royal Jamaica Yacht, Jamaica Skeet Club. Address: (business) 15 Ardenne Road, Kingston 10. . Tel. 927-3525; (residence) 8 Wilmington Drive, Kingston 6. Fax 927-6246.

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