September 10: “The West Indies Will Be The First In The World…”

 1948:  The West Indies will be the first in the world to use the new type of British amphibian aircraft on civil war
services. Three sealand amphibians ordered by British West Indies Airways for their inter-island services will be delivered before the end of this year.

 1950:  The president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, Hon Rudolph Burke, makes a circular-appeal to the thousands of members of the organisation for contributions to The Gleaner Antigua Relief Fund.

 1963:  Prime Minister Sir Alexander Bustamante telegraphs the United States (US)ambassador in Jamaica, William Doherty, expressing concern at the action of the US government in assisting the present attempts of the US citrus industry to bring pressure to bear on the United Kingdom (UK) to remove quantitative restrictions on citrus entering the UK.

1965:  The Ministry of Labour receives an order for 280 Jamaican farm workers for orchards in Virginia, USA. These workers are expected to leave by next week. Four hundred workers have also left for Florida sugar estates. The sugar workers are usually allowed into the United States for a nine-month period, August – April, the spokesman said. Workers for the orchard are expected to be away for two months.

 1977:  In a dramatic anti-climax to the third day’s session of the 39th annual conference of the People’s National Party at the Jamaica School of Agriculture, the election of vice-presidents is postponed to a special general meeting to be held in January.

 1980:  A scholarship tenable at the University of the West Indies valuing $5,000 annually is established by the GraceKennedy Group of Companies. It will be known as the GraceKennedy Scholarship.

 1992 :  Jamaican diplomat Ms Angela King, 54, will head a 50-member United Nations observer mission to South Africa with a view to finding a framework to end the violence in that country.

1992: ALICO insurance company introduces a policy for students to help cover the high cost of education in Jamaica. ALICO Jamaica is targeting children between the ages of three to 18 years who, during their years of education, lose their parent(s) through death or disability. If a child is injured and needs medical attention, the policy will also cover expenses that may be incurred in his/her treatment.