The list is taken from the 1971 Edition of PERSONALITIES Caribbean – 1970-1971

We have extracted the GUYANA section of this publication and inserted it on this Blog:

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Here are the entries for the first five persons in this list – page 1:

ADAMS, Bertrand Oswald, Q.C., B.A. (Lond.), LL.B. (Lond.), B.C.L. (Oxon.), Barrister-at-Law. Born May 5, 1921, New Amsterdam, Berbice. Educated Queen’s College, Georgetown; St. Catherine’s Society, Oxford Univ.; Middle Temple, London, and external student, London Univ. Govt Junior Scholar (first place in Colony); twice placed at Guiana Scholarship; called to the Bar in England in April, 1947 and appointed Queen’s Counsel, June 1960. Acted Puisne Judge 1961 -1962; Chairman and Member Govt. Advisory C’ttees; Vice- Pres. Bar Association 1959, Pres. I960.Married; 2 sons and 1 daughter. Address: 215 South & King Streets, Georgetown, Guyana.  

ALEXANDER, Joseph Augustus, Educator; Principal Alleyne (A.M.E.) Zion High School. Born Georgetown, Aug. 2, 1909, son of the late Joseph Winfield Alexander, chemist and druggist and his wife Agnes nee Marshall. Educated Albouystown R.C., Jones High Sch., Queen’s Coll. For. Lang: French. Religion: A.M.E. Zion. Married Dec. 19, 1950, Sheelah Hyacinth: 1 son Gordon Bradley. Career: 1937-39, Teaching; 1946, founded Repton High Sch; 1950, merged  Repton High with Washington High and Modern Academy to form B.G. Education Trust; 1950-56, Deputy Principal, B.G. Education Trust; 1966-67, Co-Principal, Alleyne A.M.E. Zion High School; present position since 1967. 1939, called to the Colours (B.G. Infantry Division); 1933-39, Rep. Guyana at Intercolonial Soccer vs. Surinam – Walcott Tournament; 1935, rep. Guyana in Trinidad in the Martinez Shield Competition (soccer); 1965, managed Cycle & Athletic team to T’dad. Southern Inter’l. games, managed Guyana Cycle team at Inter’l. meeting in Barbados; 1967, managed Athletic team at Texaco Sports Club game in Trinidad. Affiliation: Mem. Guyana Legion, African Welfare Convention, People’s National Congress, Amateur Athletic Assn. of Guyana (Secty.), Guyana Cycling Federation, Guyana Cycle & Athletic Assn. (Secty). Hobbies/Recreation: Cinema, athletics, football, reading, stamp collecting. Motto: Help others and you help yourself. Address: Alleyne High School, 150 Regent St., Lacy town, (home) 117 Third St., Alberttown, Guyana.

ALLI, Jack Ameer, A.A.C.C.A., A.C.C.S.; Accountant and business executive. Born ALLI, Jack Ameer, .A.C.C.A., A.C.C.S.; Accountant and business executive. Born Jan.9, 1910, son of Mohammed Alii and his wife Kaneage. Educated Rose Hall Scots, St. Joseph’s Anglican, Queen’s College. Religion: Muslim. Married Nov. 6, 1932, Rene: 3 sons,3 daughters. Career: Village Overseer 1937-41, Accountant J. Jaikaran Sons Ltd. 1941-45; Accountant B. G. Pawnbrokery Ltd (1945-47); Inland Revenue Dept. 1947-61; Dir. of Marketing, 1961-63; General Manager, Rice Marketing Board 1964-65; Senior partner firm of Jack A. Alli Sons & Co. Accountants and Company Secretaries 1966 to present. Address: 145 Crown St, Georgetown, Guyana.

ALLI-SHAW. Dr. Meer Saider, B.Sc. (Hons.) 1947; M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O. Medical Practitioner; Poultry farmer, Restaurateur, Surgeon, Physician, Obstetrician, Dr. Alli-Shaw’s Hosp,. Mng. Dir. Alli-Shaw & Co. Ltd. Born Buxton, Guyana, Sept. 2, 1915, son of Akbar Alii, Courts Interpreter and his wife Jainab Alii, both dec’d. Educated Enmore and Johanna Cecilia Primary Sch., Essequiboj Modern High Sch.; Wagner Coll., Staten Is, N.Y. 1944-47 (B.Sc. (Hons); Gold Key 1946; Dean’s List 1946-47; rep. student body, 1946); Univ. Coll., Dublin, 1948-53 (Anatomy prize 1949, distinction in surgery and midwifery, 1953 finals). Languages: French, Hindustani, English. Religion: Islam. Married June 1, 1938, Alivan Raymon: 2 sons, 5 daus. Career: Manager, Coconut and Rice Plantation, 1935-43; Civil Servant, Dist. Administration, 1943-44. Rep. Essequibo & Demerara at cricket, 1936, 1937, 1941, 1947, 1950, 1955, 1957, Captain Guyana Indians vs. Pakistan 1957 and locally in 1957 against Trinidad; won all five cups in one year; Chief de Mission and Medical Officer, Guyana Olympic Team, Tokyo, 1964. Affiliations: Theta Kappa, Br. Medical Fraternity (NY), Red Cross Society, Olympic Assn. Clubs: Guyana S.C., E.I.C.C. Georgetown C.C., D.C.C. Interests: Cricket, music, dancing, minor industries development. Watchword: “Make «n honest effort.” Address: 67 Croal St., Georgetown, Guyana.

ALLSOPP, Philip Anderson Desmond, M.Sc. (Eng.), D.I.C., F.I.C.E., civil eng’r., Depy. Chief Works & Hydraulics Officer; mem. Bd. Of Industrial Training and Planning Authority. Born Georgetown, Guyana, April 8, 1926, son of Stanley Allsopp and late Eloise nee Archer his wife. Educated St. Stephen’s Sch., Queen’s Coll., Imperial Coll. of Science & Technology (London Vniw.)Married Feb. 12,1957, O’Donna nee Collins: 1 son (Roderic), 3 daus. (Judith, Claire, Susan). Career: Several scholarships; apprenticed civil eng’r. Pub. Works Dept., 1945-49; attended university (scholarships), 1949-53 (thesis on “Stabilization of a Tropical Clay for Highway Construction ); Construction Eng’r. roads, 1954-55; Dist. Eng’r. 1955-57;Exec. Eng’r. 1957-59; A/g. Chief Eng’r. Roads, Dep. Dir. of P.W. and Dir., 1959-62; Chief Eng’r. Roads, 1963; present post, 1968; author of various . technical papers and reports (some published). Religion: Anglican. Affiliations: Guyana Assn. of Professional Eng’rs. Hobby: Coin collecting. Recreations: badminton, chess. Address: (office) Ministry of Works and Hydraulics, Georgetown, (home) 16 Enachu St., Campbellville, E.C D.; Guyana.

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