1951: It is reported that Police Headquarters has started investigations into the circumstances of the police-mob battle in Spanish Town this afternoon. Special attention will be paid to the causes of the clash and to the methods used by the police in meeting the situation. L. W. Rose in a telegram to The Gleaner, says, in regard to the report in The Gleaner in connection with the clash between police and civilians at Spanish Town on Sunday, the statement claiming that he arrived on the scene after it was calmed down was incorrect, and that he was there from the police arrived. He further stated “I did my best to bring about a peaceful settlement and was responsible for the train leaving before the scheduled time”.

1953: The rector of the Kingston Parish Church, the Rev Phillip C. Price, expresses indignation at the damage done to the church on Wednesday night during the King Street fire. Damage is done to the roof and glass windows, as well as to the hedges in the churchyard. Price says there is no justification for the crowd to have invaded the churchyard and mounted the roof.

1960: Delegates from Trinidad and St Vincent to attend the inaugural meeting of the British Caribbean Cane Farmers’ Association, arrive in Jamaica by BWIA plane from Trinidad. They are met at the airport by C. O. Titus, chairman of the Jamaica Cane Farmers’ Association, Wilson Roberts, manager, and other officials of the local organization.

1962: It is announced that Donald Sangster, minister of finance, will purchase the first National Savings Bond at the Bank of Jamaica. Regulations made under the law were passed in the House of Representatives last week. Bonds will be in the units of £1 and will be available for purchase at the Bank of Jamaica in denominations of one, five, 10, 50 and 100 units, and at commercial banks in denominations of one, five and 10 units only.

1963: The House of Representatives concerns itself mainly with continuation of the debate on the Government’s Five-Year Development Plan presented to the House last week Wednesday by Minister of Development and Welfare Edward Seaga. Opposition Leader Norman Manley was the first speaker, followed by the minister of agriculture and lands, John P. Gyles, Keble Munn of the Opposition, the minister of communication and works, Kenneth Jones, and the minister of local government, Leopold Lynch. It is expected that the debate will be concluded this week, leaving next week open for activities connected with celebration of the first anniversary of Independence.

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