1960: A report turned in by Calmon Harris of Moore Town states that Bertley Osbourne of the same address discovered what is believed to be oil or a similar substance, while he was digging stones on premises opposite the Anglican Church at Moore Town. The substance, which is dark in colour, has the smell of gas oil and can still be seen trickling from under the rocks.

1964: A sea of heads stretching from as far as the Kingston Parish Church to Victoria Pier lined both sides of King Street as an estimated 7,000-odd citizens wait for the annual Santa Claus parade.

1964: Kingston College took the Oliver Shield home to North Street for the fourth time when they piled up a 7-2 goal aggregate against Munro by defeating them 2-1 in the second leg of the competition at Munro.

1970: Vere wasted no time in ruling their own roost, neutralised Kingston College’s first leg lead with a 55th-second goal, struck them with another two minutes from time and so retained the Oliver Shield on a 2-1 goal aggregate amid jubilation at Hayes, Clarendon.

1979: The Jamaica Telephone Company will sign a US$4.6-million contract with the Nippon Electric Company and the Mitsui Company of Japan for the supply and installation of equipment as part of the overall improvement and expansion of its services in the country. The contract will be signed on behalf of the Jamaica Telephone Company by its managing director, Franz Botek, and on behalf of the Nippon Electric Company by its senior vice-president, Kiyoshi Kakita.

1980: Twenty-eight Cuban gift tractors, worth US$500,000 to be used in the Banana Industry Resuscitation Programme, will be handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture by the Cuban Embassy in a brief ceremony at the western terminal, Newport West.


1988: Agreements for the reopening of Alpart were signed by Prime Minister Edward Seaga; Minister of Mining, Energy and Tourism, Senator Hugh Hart; Steve Hutchcraft, president of Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Company and Per Christian Endsjo representing Hydro Aluminum of Norway at Jamaica House. The new partners in Alpart will be Kaiser 75 per cent and Hydro Aluminum 25 per cent, both companies having purchased, in equal shares. Reynolds’ 50 per cent share of the operation, Kaiser, will continue as managing partner.

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