1959: Jamaica’s attitude towards the federation of the West Indies, and to the conference for a revision of the Federal Constitution that begins in Port-of-Spain, will be debated in the House of Representatives. The Government will seek for the island’s delegation, which leaves here for Trinidad next week, a mandate from the House, based on decisions taken by the Cabinet, and presented to the previous House in a ministerial message from the Premier.
1961: The JLP leader, Sir Alexander Bustamante, has sent a telegram to the town clerk, Russell LeWars, in protest against the reported preparation of pro-Federation ‘Voters’ Guilders’ inside the KSAC’s public relations officer. The telegram demands the “fullest investigation” into the incident with appropriate disciplinary action.
1970: Jamaicans are moving up into the top positions of the hotel industry. This is disclosed by the JHTA survey recently conducted by the association’s assistant general manager, J. Murray Harris. The survey that covered all JHTA members shows that in the categories, ‘Top Administration’ and ‘Executive’, Jamaicans outnumber expatriates102 to 76.
1979: PNP Vice-President, P.J. Patterson (minister of foreign affairs) told delegates to the party’s 41st annual conference that he is not available for election to the office of general secretary and as far as he is aware, there is only one candidate, namely Dr D.K. Duncan.
1984:The Latin area is seen as ‘high priority’ to Jamaica as Latin America offers a great potential for growth based on rational use of its own raw material, intra-regional trade, and the development of technology, is stressed by Deputy Prime Minister Hugh Shearer in New York.
1986: The Caribbean Development Bank announces the approval of loans totalling nearly US$19 million dollars to finance projects in Jamaica, Trinidad and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
1989: Three major projects are slated to receive a boost from funds totalling US$1.2 million (J$71 million) donated by the United States Agency for International Development. The grants and loans were received by Finance Minister Seymour Mullings and Health Minister Easton Douglas at the offices of the Ministry of Finance.
1989: The Bank of Nova Scotia marked the 100th anniversary in Jamaica recently by donating $4.5 million towards upgrading of the facility for emergency medical care at the University Hospital.
1964: “Jamaica’s destiny is along with Canada and the United States of America, although England has always been very kind to us.” Prime Minister Sir Bustamante said this to two Canadian business executives when they paid a courtesy call on him at his office.
1964: The registration of voters under the new registration system will continue and trailers will move into areas to be posted. Trailers will be stationed at locations to be posted between noon and 3 p.m.