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1966: The West Indies hit back hard against England on the second day of the third Test match here. England reach 200 with only four wickets down and pass the West Indies first innings total of 235.


1966: Holland sugar estate, 5,000-acre factory and property complex in the heart of St Elizabeth, is closing down its operations because the price of sugar is low, prospects for the future are gloomy and the cost of producing sugar is high.


1970: Jamaica officially says farewell and thanks to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, Rev. John J McEleney, for 20 years of service in Jamaica, at a function at the National Arena. The governor general and his wife, among other dignitaries, will be present.

1974: The Water Commission is appealing to consumers in the area supplied by the Hermitage Dam to use water carefully and so assist the Commission in its efforts to refrain from imposing restrictions.


1978: President of the Jamaica Teachers Association, Dundee Hewitt, states that it is the feeling of many teachers that there are political interferences in school boards, “although they could not quite put their fingers on it.”


1982: One of Jamaica’s oldest shoe manufacturing companies, CMP Footwear Products, will close its doors by next week because of “unacceptable financial loss” due to a lack of raw materials, George Khouri, managing director of the company, announces.


1987: Minister of Education Dr Neville Gallimore congratulates schools involved with the Common Entrance Exams cheating scandal for cooperating with his Ministry in the matter. However, Mr J.A.G Smith, minister of labour, is critical of the handling of the situation by his Cabinet colleague and stated that a resit of the examination would have been the better course.


1990: JLP spokesman for housing, Ed Bartlett, responding to an article carried on the front page of The Sunday Gleaner, calls on the Ministry of Housing to offer the Duhaney Park Scheme to current occupants for sale.

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