Inducted for his service to education especially as founding Principal of Brown’s Town Community College and culminating in ministerial responsibility for education. His entry into representational polities with success but without the usual acrimony and his diplomatic skills leading to his appointment as Jamaica’s High Commissioner to London are ornaments of his career.
Inductee Category: 2015
Inducted posthumously for his contribution to freedom in active service in world war Ⅱ earning him the Bronze Star with cluster and two Purple Hearts and for his “poetry of ordinary life” hailed by Prix de Rome, Guggenheim, American Academy of Arts and Columbia University for his excellence in poetry.
Inducted for his service to Jamaica in the Jamaica Defence Force from 1958 to 1990 as well as important welfare service positions. As Chief of Staff JDF 1979-1990, he occupied the “hot seat” during violence of 1980 and the Grenada invasion of 1983. His tenacity for eleven years made him the longest serving Chief of Staff in Independent Jamaica.
Inducted for his pioneering role in incorporating metals into plastic polymers by his Metallocene catalysts thus enhancing American superiority in plastics and earning him the highest U.S. honor for technological innovation – The National Medal of Technology –this glory reflecting on Jamaica and Munro College.