1964: The remains of Marcus Garvey, Jamaican nsegro leader that has been in London since his death in 1940, will not be returned to Jamaica in the immediate future. Jamaican real estate agent J. Leslie Alexander has been making arrangements for their return.
1967: The prospects of employment for Jamaican seamen on two banana boats of Elders and Fyffes Ltd are discussed when a union delegation meets Mr John Taylor, the company’s chief executive, in the UK.
1970: Minister of Education Edwin Allen outlines, in some detail, developments taking place in education today. He speaks of courses being attended by large numbers of teachers which indicates that the teachers of Jamaica are eager to update their teaching techniques and their teaching skills.
1974: Caribbean examiners will be involved in correcting Cambridge GCE O’ Level papers next year in one of the first positive steps to get a regional examiner body off the ground.
1980: A political squabble developed in Hanover at the weekend over the hurricane relief centre in Lucea, and late yesterday the Emergency Relief Operation Centre in Kingston says 24-hour police protection is being provided for those housed at the centre in the Hanover Secondary School.
1980: Randolph Samuel Williams, popularly called ‘Ranny’ – one of Jamaica’s most famous entertainers, dies from a heart attack in the Toronto East General Hospital in Canada, characteristically shouting from his death bed, “The show must go on!”
1984: The most recent Price Monitor Survey (August 1 and 2) conducted by the Prices Commission on behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, indicates there are recognisable reductions on two food items – canned corned beef and oats.
1990: Filthy conditions around the Savanna-la-Mar market are being blamed for what is said to be an outbreak of typhoid, which has claimed three lives so far in Westmoreland. The names of the three persons who have died have not been released.
1992: Telephone users face a 25 per cent increase in the cost of outgoing international telephone calls and incoming collect calls which are to be billed in Jamaica. This increase, which also applies to overseas calls made from card phones, takes effect Tuesday, September 1.
1995: While the Government of Jamaica deliberates on the regulation of cable television operations across the island, the operators remain one step ahead of the game. Cable television operators in Jamaica are adding dozens of new customers to their network each week, carrying the visions of North America into the living rooms of many Jamaican homes, illegally.