1966Principals representing 40 secondary and technical schools throughout the island had a meeting with Minister of Education Edwin Allen at the ministry. The meeting was called by the minister to give the head teachers the opportunity to discuss difficulties related to staffing and financing.

1970: A plan to establish a teacher training college for primary school teachers in the county of Cornwall was disclosed by Minister of Education Edwin Allen as he told members of the Montego Bay Kiwanis Club of improvements that are to be made in education in Cornwall.

1976: Prime Minister Michael Manley undertook to study proposals from Opposition Leader Edward Seaga aimed at defusing public tensions and reducing the wide areas of differences between the two major political parties. Among the proposals is a plea for review of all state of emergency detainees to determine which marginal cases might be released for Christmas.

1976: Consumers continue to experience difficulties in obtaining the amount of rice they would wish as the supply in the supermarkets is limited and rationing continues. Condensed milk is also short, but the shortage is not as acute as rice. The Gleaner made checks of supermarkets in the rural areas and they were experiencing shortages in the same two items as the Kingston supermarkets.

1980: Reynolds Jamaica Mines suspended all operations and closed its plant in St Ann in a move which the management said was to ensure the personal safety of employees and prevent damage to plant equipment. The action was taken as the dispute between the company and a number of employees represented by the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union escalated, resulting in the blocking of entrances and what management termed as harassment of non-bargaining unit senior employees.

1985: Prime Minister Edward Seaga announced in Parliament that the Government would not be interested in retaining 25 per cent ownership in the entities under the proposed ownership structure of the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation.

1986: United States aid to Jamaica has been chopped by J$265.1 million, or 40.95 per cent, as from October 1 this year, according to figures released by Washington.

1987: Air Canada resumes scheduled flights to Jamaica with the arrival of Flight 982 in Montego Bay, following a two-week disruption due to industrial action. A news release from Air Canada advised that a tentative agreement has been reached between the airline and members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and that the airline would reintroduce a partial schedule today. The tentative agreement provides wage increases and a form of permission indexation.

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