ATLANTA, GA – October 12, 2015: Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc. (PALAS, Inc.) board voted unanimously to add Mr. Danny Roberts; CD, MPhil, JP and Mr. Trevor Flowers; B.S, PE to their team.  Both gentlemen are outstanding professionals who will bring a great deal of experience to the non-profit organization.

At the monthly meeting held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 the board set a new goal for 2016-2017 to award 100 scholarships for students in Jamaica/Caribbean. PALAS awarded 95 scholarships in 2015-2016, and 282 scholarships along with 35 computers to high school and tertiary level students in the Caribbean over the past 5 years.  Please see brief bio below for Danny Roberts and Trevor Flowers.

                                                          DANNY ROBERTS, CD, MPhil, JP

Danny Roberts, PALAS
 Advisory Board
Mr. Danny Roberts is the Head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute (HLSTUEI) at the Consortium for Social Development and Research at the Open Campus of the University of the West Indies, Mona. He presented the Sixth Annual National Bank of Dominica (NBD) Ltd. & UWI Open Campus Dominica National Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, May 30, 2013. An African, Caribbean & Pacific European Economic Community (ACP-EEC) scholar, Mr. Roberts is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a BA Honors in Communications with Social Sciences and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Government.

Mr. Roberts was the recipient of Jamaica’s fourth highest National Honors in 2009, the Commander of the Order of Distinction (CD) for his contribution to the trade union movement, and was appointed a Justice of the Peace for St. Andrew in 2011. Mr. Roberts has spent more than twenty years in the trade union movement serving as President of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Vice President of the National Workers Union, and President of the Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees. He currently serves as Vice President of the umbrella trade union organization, the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions.

Mr. Roberts has authored a number of book chapters and has written and presented dozens of papers on industrial relations, trade unionism, labor market issues and aspects of labor studies at workshops, conferences and seminars locally and regionally.  He was a co-host of News Talk 93 morning radio program, “Jamaica Speaks”. He also serves on a variety of committees including the Minimum Wage Advisory Commission, the Labor Advisory Committee, National Council on Education and the Jamaica Productivity Centre. Mr. Roberts has been a newspaper columnist, radio commentator and television analyst in Jamaica. He is married to Geraldine and has two wonderful daughters – Sherice and Sasha-Kay. Danny attended Kingston Technical High School in Jamaica.

                                                      TREVOR O. FLOWERS, BSc.,P.E.

Trevor Flowers, PALAS Board
Mr. Trevor Flowers is the President & CEO of Kwest A/E Corporation. He co-founded this development, architecture, and engineering services operation, catering to both public and private sector clients.
He has been active in the acquisition, and development of income producing properties; his experience covers a wide area of real estate including leasing, client representative, construction management and design and construction.  The activities have involved single-family homes, commercial office buildings and industrial properties.

Mr. Flowers has combined development hands-on experience in real estate development, marketing budgeting finance, full profit and loss activity with strong history of creativity and operations/productivity management.  A purposeful and dynamic leader/team player who communicates effectively with all levels/multiple disciplines.  Exhibits a “can-do” attitude exemplified by a history of achievements and innovations.  Skilled contract administration, scheduling, materials management and problem resolution.  Adapts well to change and the pressure of aggressive timetables.

Mr. Flowers has a BS Degree in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and attends New York University Real Estate Institute.  He holds professional engineering licenses in New Jersey, Delaware, Arizona, and Jamaica, W.I. He is a member of American Management Association, American Society of Professional Engineers, Past President of New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Educational Opportunity Advisory Board and past President of Caribbean Business Association. Trevor attended Kingston College (KC) in Jamaica.

PALAS, Inc. is a 501(c) (3), non-profit organization which is headquartered in Georgia. Founded by Jamaican-born Rula Brown,   our mission is to help improve the health, education and general well-being of less fortunate children in the Caribbean region. PALAS operates with ten (10) working board members and five (5) advisory board members. Our motto is “Preserving Young Minds for Posterity”. 

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