JAMAICA: Our Man in Kingston

During his four years as U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, Millionaire Businessman Vincent de Roulet did not exactly keep a low diplomatic profile. He kept his 90-ft. luxury yacht Patrina docked in sunny Kingston harbor. He had 17 race horses and ran them at the local Cayman track. In his gray Checker limousine lay a cushion with the inscription: "This is my car and I sit where I please."

A Nixon appointee who contributed $29,000 to Republicans last year, De Roulet, 47, was no stickler for diplomatic decorum. He liked to vent his conservative views in pithy asides, and several times was...

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