1943: Several heads of departments in the government service are to receive increases in salaries as a result of the recommendations of the committee appointed a couple of years ago to inquire into the civil service. The colonial secretary’s salary is to go from £1,500 to £2,000.


1947: A new, local airline company is expected to be operated by Jamaican stockholders. It is British Caribbean Airways Limited, which hopes to secure a licence to fly between Kingston and Miami. Chief operators of the new company are Coxe Brothers, present proprietors of Jamaica Air Transport Agencies.


1957: Jamaica defeat the visiting Trinidad soccer team 1-0 at Sabina Park and clinch the three-game series. The home side won the first match 2-0.

1960: A 500-square foot factory to manufacture zippers in Jamaica is being built on Ashenheim Road on the Industrial Estate by Talon West Indies Limited. T. Geddes Grant Limited, Jamaican distributors of lightning fasteners, is the third firm of partners in the new enterprise.


1967: The new £6,000 water-supply scheme for Simon district in Central St Catherine is declared open by Minister of Home Affairs Roy McNeill who is also member of parliament for the constituency.


1969: The establishment of a Trade Training Centre at Pitfour in the Granville sector of St James is shortly to be a reality. This information is contained in a “progress report” by Minister of Health, Dr Herbert Eldermire, who is speaking at the formal opening of a new Jamaica Labour Party branch headquarters at ‘Over River’.


1972: Ground will be broken for a factory which will make flashlight and other dry-cell batteries in Jamaica. Berec Caribbean Limited, a local consortium of overseas and local interests, will operate in a plant to be built in the industrial estate of the Jamaica Industrial Development Corporation at Twickenham Park, outside Spanish Town.


1980: Clive Lloyd, whose recurring knee trouble almost cut his tour short, produces an innings from his more nimble youth to save the West Indies cause on the first day of the third cricket Test against Australia.

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