Philip Emeagwali, biography, A Father of the Internet, supercomputer pioneer, Nigerian scientist, inventor

Famous Scientist Lends Fame to Jamaican Children

WHO: Emeagwali

WHEN: March 15 - April 5, 2001

WHERE: Jamaica – Starting in Kingston, Philip and Dale Emeagwali visited Kingston, Montego Bay, Saint Elizabeth, Mandeville, before returning to Kingston for a final banquet speech. The trip was followed by a ten-day vacation at Grand Lido Resort in Negril, Jamaica.

WHAT: Emeagwali and his wife, both prominent scientists, visited Jamaica to promote science and information technology and raise funds for the Jamaican Medical Foundation. They meet with dozens of Jamaican leaders, including the Governor-General Sir Howard Cooke and former prime minister Edward Seaga. Emeagwali challenged the Jamaican people to increase their investments in education, science and information technology. The Emeagwalis also visited schools and businesses and and held high level meetings with key decision-makers in Government and NGOs to advocate for support to science and technology campaign.

Emeagwali conducted a series of one-on-one interviews.

WHY: A prominent scientist, Philip Emeagwali has served as a role model to millions of school children who has written biographical essays on his life and work since 1989. He has contributed immensely to education through regular visit to schools and plans to visit several countries in the future.


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Dale Emeagwali. Suite 77, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica. March 20, 2001. Dale loved the ultimate pampering with Sandals' 24-hour butler service.
Dale and Philip Emeagwali. Inglewood, Jamaica. March 22, 2001. We got lost on our way to Northern Caribbean University. We stopped to look up directions and Dale said: "Let's take some pictures." And we did
Dale Emeagwali. Getting ready to depart for a reception at the home of the Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica. March 17, 2001
Dale Emeagwali, Hilton Kingston Hotel, March 17, 2001
Dale Emeagwali, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica. March 19, 2001. It seems like we were in paradise, the choices were all ours. Sandals is elegant without being pretentious. It is not heaven on earth, it only feels that way.
Emeagwali hanging out with the Information Technology staff at the Grand Lido Negril resorts. (L-R: Emeagwali, Barrington McIntosh, coworker) April 5, 2001
Philip and Dale Emeagwali with Rajmohan Ghandi, noted Indian scholar and grandson of the legendary Mahatma Ghandi, on the studio set of "Smile Jamaica" television program in Kingston. March 16, 2001
Emeagwali on a morning exercise bike ride from Grand Lido Negril to downtown Negril, Jamaica. April 3, 2001
Emeagwali signing autographs after presentation at Saint Johns Methodist Church Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica on March 21, 2001
We stopped by the house of an old friend of Lloyd Vermont. (Emeagwali, Wendy, Dale Emeagwali) who lives near Mandeville, Jamaica. March 21, 2001
photo sessions with the employees of Grand Lido Negril (L-R: Employee, Emeagwali, Elaine Oxamendi) April 5, 2001 Located on the northern end of Negril's 7-mile beach on the north coast of Jamaica, Grand Lido Resort sets on 22 acres of beachfront property on a protected cove. Grand Lido is the mecca for vacationers who cannot tolerate compromise.
Mrs. Florentina Ukonga, the Nigerian Ambassador to Jamaica, welcomes Philip and Dale Emeagwali to a reception held in their honor. Hilton Kingston Hotel, March 22, 2001

Emeagwali and Genieve, social director at Grand Lido, March 31, 2001. For a true once in a lifetime adventure, try a sunset champagne cruise aboard this private yacht, the 147-foot M/Y Zein. A gift from Aristotle Onasis, this magnificent vessel served as the honeymoon yacht for Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco.
Jacqueline Gavin, Emeagwali, Elaine Oxamendi at a "goodbye photo session" at Grand Lido Negril. April 5, 2001
Lloyd Vermont, Wendy, Dale-emeagwali, Jamaica, March 2001
Philip and Dale Emeagwali having breakfast at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica. March 19, 2001. In a class by itself, Sandals Royal Caribbean is renowned throughout the Caribbean for its refinements and British traditions of a bygone era such as high tea and continental breakfast in bed. And just offshore, Sandals' own exotic private island features a pool with a swim-up bar, a secluded private beach and an authentic Indonesian restaurant where some of the dishes are rumored to be aphrodisiacs.
Philip and Dale Emeagwali having dinner at Sandals Royal Caribbean resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. March 20, 2001
Dale and Philip dined like royalty at Sandal's four restaurants including International, West Indian, as well as fresh grilled specialties. We recommend dining at the Royal Thai, an exotic Indonesian restaurant located on Sandals Cay, a private island owned by the resorts.
Philip and Dale Emeagwali waiting at Sandals Royal Caribbean waiting for a ride to their school presentations at a local school in Montego Bay. March 21, 2001
Philip and Dale Emeagwali, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, March 25, 2001
Philip and Dale Emeagwali with the staff of Campion College, Kingston, Jamaica. March 26, 2001

Philip Emeagwali, biography, A Father of the Internet, supercomputer pioneer, Nigerian scientist, inventor