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Gerald Cecil Lalor O.M., O.J., C.D.: NATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The life and work of Gerald Cecil Lalor, renowned Jamaican scientist.



Prof. Lalor has been involved in many national initiatives which have contributed to the scientific and technological development of Jamaica. He has been a member  and Chairman of the Scientific Research Council and  the Jamaica Bureau of Standards, both institutions which have guided the country’s industrial development and facilitated the application of scientific research to national development. 

He has served as Chairman of the Electoral Advisory Committee.

Prof. Lalor has been involved in several philanthropic organisations, among them United Way of Jamaica and the Jamaica Council for the Handicapped.

Prof. Lalor with school children during "Lead Safe" education day at the Kintyre Basic School


PRESIDENT, Jamaican Association of the Scientists, 1972.

CHAIRMAN, Scientific Research Council, 1986-94.

MEMBER, Jamaican Society of Scientists and Technologists.

MEMBER, Jamaica Geological Society.

MEMBER, Governing Council of the College of Arts, Science and Technology (now UTECH).

MEMBER, Jamaican Government Working Party on Tertiary Education.

MEMBER, Jamaica National Committee on UNESCO.

MEMBER & Later CHAIRMAN, Task Force on the Reorganisation of the Jamaica Scientific Research Council.

MEMBER, Council of the Jamaica Bureau of Standards.

MEMBER, Publications Committee for Jamaica Journal.

MEMBER, Jamaica National Energy Commission.

MEMBER, Executive Board, United Way of Jamaica.

CHAIRMAN, Jamaica Council for the Handicapped.

CHAIRMAN, School Board, Jamaica Association for the Deaf, Preschool Centre.

CHAIRMAN, Board of Private Voluntary Organisations, Ltd.

DIRECTOR, Board of I.C.W.I Group Ltd.

DIRECTOR, Board of I.C.W.I Group Ltd Foundation.

DIRECTOR, Gleaner Company Ltd.

FOUNDER & First CHAIRMAN, Board of Mona Info Matrix Ltd.

CHAIRMAN, Institute of Business.

CHAIRMAN, Management Board of the Science Learning Centre.

CHAIRMAN, Electoral Advisory Committee



Member, American Chemical Society

Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Member, Advisory Council, International Energy Society.

Member, Royal Society of Chemistry

Member, New York Academy of Sciences

Member, United Nations Intergovernmental Group of Experts on the Funding of Science and Technology for Development

Advisor to the Director General, UNESCO, for the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development (UNSTAD)

Advisor to the Director General, UNESCO, for Science, Technology and Society

Member, Caribbean Development Bank Advisory Committee on Science and Technology

Member, Council of the United Nations University

Member, Commonwealth Secretariat Working Group on Distance Education

Chairman Committee for Promoting Peaceful uses of the Atom Regional Editor, “Revista Latinoamericana Quimica”.

Radiometric Survey of Jamaica in progress circa 1988; (L-R) Dr. Jim Miller, consultant; Dr. Hilary Robotham, CNS Coordinator; and Prof. Gerald Lalor