1951: A red, 20-foot lifeboat, two tarpaulins and carpenter’s tools are stolen from aboard the s/s Saint Laurent and s/s Balata both together at anchorage off Doncaster Beach. The boat is found later in the day abandoned along the Palisadoes. Mr Irving Mindal, owner of the Saint Laurent, had estimated the robbery at £450.

1959: Senior League champions, Worchesters, gain another trophy this year as they defeated St George’s Old Boys 3-1 in the senior KO final at Sabina Park, the last match of a double-header. The Worchesters led 2-0 at half-time by goals from a defender and inside right Roy Munford. The Old Boys scored shortly after the resumption of the second half but outside left David Jones sealed the win for the Worchesters. In the first match, UCWI won the Junior KO by beating Kensington 2-0.

1965: More than 300 guests enter the University of the West Indies Chapel to witness the marriage of the youngest member of Jamaica’s first family. Clair Clarissa Campbell, daughter of Governor General, Sir Clifford Campbell, marries Dr Eccleston Alphonso Kean, lecturer in the Biochemistry Department at the University of the West Indies. In attendance were the leader of opposition, N. W. Manley, acting Prime Minister Donald Sangster and Minister of Development and Welfare, Edward Seaga.

1966: Prime minister and president general of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), Sir Alexander Bustamante, pays a surprise visit to a session of the annual conference of the BITU in Kingston. Accompanied by Lady Bustamante and a friend, he stopped in a car outside the Mutual Co-operative Hall on Wildman Street where the meeting was being held. The stop was a brief one, of about five minutes then Sir Alexander left. Lady Bustamante returned afterwards and read a message from the prime minister to the union delegates.


1975: The director general of the UNESCO, Monsieur Amadou Hahtar, accompanied by his wife, arrives at the Norman Manley International Airport by British Airways from London on his way from Paris, France. He is here as a guest of the Government of Jamaica and of the University of the West Indies at Mona and will receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the institution at a ceremony scheduled for a later date. Present at his arrival were Minister of Education Howard Cooke, the minister responsible for UNESCO affairs, and Mr Hector Wynter, chairman of the executive board of UNESCO and executive editor of The Gleaner.

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