Hon. Easton Wentworth Xavier Douglas
Hon. Easton Wentworth Xavier Douglas, J.P., M.P., M.Sc., A.R.I.C.S.,
A.R.V.A., Cert. in Urban Land Studies (Lond.), Cert. in Senior
Management (U.W.I.). Land Economist/Chartered Surveyor. Minister of
Environment and Housing since 1995. Principal, Easton Douglas & Co.
Organizations: Founder/member Association of Land Economy &
Valuation Surveyors; Member PNP National Executive Council & PNP
Executive Council; Chairman of Constituency Executive; Member Town
and Country Planning Association.
Born: Old Harbour, St.
Catherine, December 28, 1936, son of Edward Samuel Douglas, retired
Sergeant of Police, and Edith Elizabeth Gayle-Douglas.
Educated: Stewart Town, Duncans, Falmouth Warsop and Denham Town
Elementary Schools, Kingston Technical High School; University of
the West Indies; University of London; University of Reading (U.K.);
College of Estate Management (Lon.); West London College of
Career: Civil Servant for 26 years in positions
such as: Assistant Land Surveyor, Valuation Surveyor, Government
Town Planner, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security,
Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Construction; Minister of Health.
Awards: Centenary Medal of the Institute of Jamaica for
outstanding contribution to the development of Art and Culture in
the area of National Conservation. Publications: Land Valuation for
Rating and Taxation in Jamaica – The Architect and Surveyor – London
1971; Human Ecology and Development - Commonwealth Human Ecology
Married: Myrna Harty. Clubs: Police Officers Club,
Jamaica Lawn Tennis Association, Liguanea, Jamaica.
(business) 2 Hagley Park Road, Kingston 10; Tel 926-1590/9;
(residence) “Myrton”, 39 Mountain Spring Drive, Kingston 6.
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