Dennis Irvine

Dennis Irvine was a celebrated educator as well as scientist who published numerous papers in the field of Chemistry.

He was formerly Professor of Chemistry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1963- 1969); the Vice Chairman and Principal of the University of Guyana (1969-1982); Chairman, Caribbean Examinations Council (1974-1979); Member. He has been a member of the Caribbean Examinations Council since 1980 and was also a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College in Oxford since 1979.

Dr. Irvine passed away in November 2005.

Glenford Smith

Glenford Smith is a strategist focusing on the areas of career and life success. He is a writer for The Jamaica Gleaner in the Career section and is a feature writer for Buzzz Caribbean Lifestyle Magazine.

Smith is frequently seen in the local media on programmes such as Smile Jamaica, The Susan Show, Jamaica Speaks and Jamaican Morning. He is also a motivational speaker and trainer and has extended his services to executives, graduates, churches, schools and members of the national security forces.

He lives with his wife, Aldith, in Portmore, St. Catherine.

Lascelles ‘Las’ May

Famed cartoonist Lascelles ‘Las’ May has been with The Gleaner Company for over 25 years; titillating readers with his hilarious and often thought provoking cartoons.

Las May was born in Trench Town and attended Trench Town High and from there he joined the Youth Service at the Ministry of Heath’s planning and evaluation unit where he did design work. Colleagues recommended the School of Art to him (now the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts) which led to him starting his own screen printing business. The desire to do comics however was strong in May so he submitted his work to the Gleaner to popular acclaim.

Now, Las May enjoys fame as one of the leading political comics in the island and his cartoons have embedded themselves in a part of the Jamaican cultural psyche.

Pearl GoPaul

Pearl GoPaul is Trinidad & Tobago’s leading pioneer in massage therapy. GoPaul studied the art at the United States at the Atlanta School of Massage, Emory University and beauty culture at Sau Palo Venezuela and in the USA. After extensive training she took her skills and founded the Trinidad and Tobago College of Therapeutic Massage and Beauty Culture Ltd. The school’s success led her to become the president of the Massage Association of Trinidad & Tobago where during her tenure she grew the visibility of massage therapy. Pearl GoPaul is married with three sons.

John Hall

Born in the Cockpit country, the Honourable Dr. John Hall was educated at Morris Knibb Preparatory and from there he later moved on to Kingston College. After excelling at the College Dr. Hall studied at the University of London, King’s College and Chairing Cross Hospital medical school. His achievements did not end there; he became a Consultant Neurologist trained at the Institute of Neurology, Queen’s Square, London. He became a Fellow at a number of institutions including the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal Society of Medicine, the American College of Physicians and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Hall has served his country well and as such he was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Institute of Jamaica as well as the Order of Jamaica for his services to medicine. He is now the Chairman of the Medical Council of Jamaica.