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1956: Elementary, secondary school and training college teachers are to be regarded with effect from April 1, 1955. This is the same effective date as the recent civil service regarding at an additional cost to the Government of £169,000. Provisions for the regarding, as well as for £400 for secondary schools and £400 for training colleges to assist their governing bodies to give appropriate increases to their non-teaching staff are made in the third schedule of Supplementary Estimates passed in the House of Representatives. This present regarding of salaries for teachers is not a full one. It is supplementary to the regarding which was made in 1952 and last year.


1957: In one of the most dramatic and thrilling finishes ever witnessed at the Little Ascot track, the all-conquering three-year-old See Saw beat the 1956 Derby winner Creole by a neck in the featured mile-and-quarter Governor’s Cup Trial Stakes, as the Turf Club two-day meeting ended with a great day’s racing.


1965: Donald Sangster, acting prime minister and minister of finance, leaves Jamaica by BWIA flight 401 for Trinidad en route to British Guiana, where he will head the country’s delegation to the Conference of Heads of Caribbean Government, beginning in Georgetown. James Lloyd, permanent secretary in the prime minister’s office and a security officer, accompanied Sangster.
 

1969: Two men – one with a gun, the other with a dagger – break into the Lady Musgrave Road home of Mrs. Seivright, widow of William Seivright, former People’s National Party member of parliament, raping one woman, and attempting to rape another. They lock away two maids in a clothes closet then ransack and rob the home of cash and other articles before escaping on bicycles. William Seivright Jr told The Gleaner that his mother was away from home at the time of the attack. She had gone shopping at the supermarket. His sister, two maids and the son of one of the maids were at home.

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