January 27: “Princess Margaret On Her Caribbean Tour”

1950: Elementary school teachers who made personal sacrifices to improve their educational standard by obtaining special qualifications are to be rewarded if a proposal for special allowance now being considered by the Board of Education is eventually accepted by the Government.


1950: A modern open-air cinema with seating capacity of approximately 2,000 is now being built in Trench Town by the Palace Amusement Company by the contractor, Mr A.G. Fongkin of Kingston. Work on this project is under way but building operations did not commence until recently. The new cinema, the Ambassador will eventually replace the Tivoli on Spanish Town Road.


1955: Pure silks and nylons hand printed in Jamaica will be among the more informal clothes included in the wardrobe of Princess Margaret on her Caribbean tour. They are designed by Dorothy MacNab of Montego Bay and each one is printed with an exotic West Indian leaf pattern.


1959: The official opening of the new buildings of the St Jago High School in Spanish Town will take place today. The governor, Sir Kenneth Blackburne, will declare the buildings open. Upon arrival he will also inspect a guard of honour furnished by the cadets.

1966: The Kingston waterfront returns to normality as the strike of supervisory staff ends within hours after the Minister of Labour intervenes.


1975: Montego Bay’s Mayor, Councillor Charles Sinclair, urges the Jamaica Dental Association to systematically pursue the formulations of plans towards the establishment of a dental faculty at the University of the West Indies.


1979: Mr Jack Ashenheim’s five-year-old chestnut gelding, Legal Light, becomes the third horse to score a repeat win in the two-mile Caribbean Cup, the longest event on the local racing calendar. The huge crowd which turns out at Caymanas Park to watch this ever-popular annual event installs Legal Light a 2.5 favourite in the field of five and is richly recovered.


1979: Delegates at the annual general meeting of the Jamaica Cricket Association at Sabina Park are profuse in their praise of the performance of the outgoing board and retain president Allan Rae, a 55-year-old attorney-at-law and former Jamaica and West Indies opening batsman.