1959: Plans to hatch 20,000 turtle eggs under controlled conditions in 1960 and release the young turtles on selected beaches throughout the Caribbean countries were approved by the Caribbean Conservation Corporation at a meeting at the University of Florida.


1966: The report of the Delimitation Committee of the House of Representatives was tabled at Gordon House. It was signed by Speaker of the House Tacius Golding, the constitutional chairman, and members of the Majority party, who were members of the committee. Opposition members refused to sign the document and submitted instead a Minority Report, which accused the Government of gerrymandering.

1968: Jamaica’s national Lottery enters another stage of its initial launching, when the first drawing of prizes takes place on the stage of the Carib theatre in Kingston.

1978: An order signed by Mining Minister Horace Clarke allowing service stations to open for business 24 hours a day, effective immediately and until January 17, will not be officially recognised by the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA). The executive of the JGRA told a press conference of their objections to the fact that the minister did not consult with petrol dealers before signing the order.

1982: A new garment factory, Jamaica Needle Craft limited, a fully- owned subsidiary of the United States Company Maidenform Incorporated was officially opened in the Kingston Free Zone, New Port West. The parent company Maidenform is one of the leading exporters of garments in the world.

1990: The world premiere of the Jamaican movie The Lunatic at the Carib cinema in Cross Roads, Kingston 5, and special arrangements have been made for traffic associated with the event.

1999: The island’s firefighters were ordered back to work by the Industrial Disputes Tribunal, bringing an end to the six-day-old strike over arrangements to reduce fire crews.

2004: Senior managers and staff of The Gleaner Company are out in the streets of the Corporate Area and Montego Bay this morning, selling the newspaper in a special effort to assist the Salvation Army in its annual Christmas Kettle Drive. From each copy of The Gleaner sold today, $2 will be given to the Salvation Army.

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