1954: Government will use loan money for the purpose of sealing the reservoir at Mona if the House of Representatives approves, the National Water Commission is informed at its meeting, in a letter from the chief minister. The commission decides to reply, stating that the proposal is a good one, being that the sum required is reasonable.

1954: Government is to be pressed to give an indication as to whether the proposal for six additional constituencies will be implemented in time for the forthcoming general elections. Members of the Opposition, as well as backbench members of the Jamaica Labour Party, are expressing concern over the lack of information on the final disposition of constituencies.

1966: Registration of employees for the National Insurance Scheme is now in progress, the Hon Lynden Newland, minister of labour and national insurance, announces. It is the second stage of the overall registration programme, to precede the start of the scheme.

1971: For the second time in three meetings with cricketers from India, Jamaica has the better of things when they lead the Indians on first innings on the third day of their game at Sabina Park. The match starts with an optional half-hour to be claimed by either captain and 20 overs to be bowled. At stumps, the scores are India 272 and 191 for four, Jamaica 280.

1984: Two teachers, Pamela Hamilton and Bernadette Morris, are being awarded four-year scholarships to the Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, through the instrumentality of Youth and Community Development Minister Edmund Bartlett.

1988: The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce presents awards to one company and two persons who make outstanding contributions to the country. Appliance Traders Limited is the company, winning this year’s award for its outstanding display of the human face of business.

1993: His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is to make a brief visit to Jamaica on board the Royal Yacht Britannia. His Excellency the Governor General the Most Hon Sir Howard Cooke announces that Prince Charles will host a reception on board the Britannia.

1993: The University of the West Indies leads the way as the 12th Annual Inter-Collegiate Awards Ceremony comes to an end at the College of Arts, Science and Technology. The university captures the Dr Alfred Sangster Trophy for cricket and the Sports and Games Senior Trophy for football.

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