1971: Ground is being broken in Montego Bay  for the $17-million, 308-room hotel in Rose Hall in which Inter-Continental Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pan-American World Airways, are partners with Rollins Jamaica Limited.

1971: A technological breakthrough, which will permit the use of aluminum instead of copper in the maintenance of telephone cables, brings a new industry to Jamaica. A factory is to be built in Old Harbour by a new company, Caribbean Telephone Cables Limited, to manufacture this new aluminum telephone cable which will be used in the local telephone service and sold on the export market to the Caribbean.

1976: The Pegasus Hotel reopens after having been closed since the night of January 16. Agreement to resume operations was reached at the Ministry of Labour at a meeting between representatives of the hotel management and the Bustamante Trade Union.

1981: Mr. Neville James is being named manager of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, and Miss Shirley Archer, administrative assistant. Miss Archer will be responsible for the supervision of the general office.

1986: The Forum Hotel, built in the 1970s as part of the Hellshire Development Scheme, and which was considered by the Government as a home for the inmates of the Eventide Home, is currently being considered as an investment property by private persons including some churches.


1987: Internationally acclaimed sculptress and mother of Jamaica's modern artistic development Edna Manley, OM, dies in her sleep at her home, 18 days shy of her 87th birthday. 

1988: The National Association of Jamaica and Supportive Organisations in the United States of America (NAJASO) decides to fund a scholarship tenable at the University of the West Indies for a student entering either the Faculty of Arts and General Studies or Natural Sciences in the 1988/89
academic year.

1988: The Hilary Session of the St. Ann Circuit Court is officially opened with 30 cases slated for trial. A colourful guard of honour is mounted by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force under the command of Inspector F.A Mckenzie.

1993: The long-awaited religious radio station, Love FM, will officially begin its operations. Love FM, which is located at Carlton Crescent in Kingston, is owned by the National Religious Media Company (NRMC), a group consisting of the major church organisations in the country.

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