1939: An enthusiastic meeting under the chairmanship of H.E. Vernon, MLC for St Mary, inaugurated the Highgate Agricultural Loan Bank.


1950: A proposal for the construction of an airport on the Hellshire Hills property has been submitted to the Government by James F. Gore, industrialist, who has obtained a long-term lease on the property on which he intends to establish a tourist city.

1962: Jamaica Air Services Ltd, of which Douglas Judah is chairman, has been granted a permanent licence by the Air Transport Authority to operate internal air services between Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio and Kingston.

1969: Keith Jones, chairman of the Banana Board for the past three years, has resigned from that body because “Government has begun to exercise direction and negotiation without the advice or consultation with the board”.

1974: Salary revision proposals for the middle- and lower-paid categories of the central government service were tabled in the House of Representatives. With effect from October 1, 1974, the estimated cost for the current financial year is $10,634,000.

1975: Seymour Mullings, newly appointed minister of state in the Ministry of Youth and Community Development, is sworn in by Governor General Florizel Glasspole at King’s House.

1984: Rusea’s High School of Hanover began a new chapter in the sporting history of that institution when they defeated Dinthill Technical 1-0 in the final of the daCosta Cup football competition at Jarrett Park.

1995: Civil servants voted to accept Government’s salary offer over the period 1993-1996 on condition that they be paid “carry over money” in December 1995. Carry over money is funds to tide them over the Christmas season’s extra expenses. They made the demand when they heard that retroactive payments under the Government’s offer cannot be made before the next financial year, and that new salary scales will not be effective before January 1996.

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