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1920: Dr Lewis Crooks, medical officer of health for the past month, says there are 14 cases of enteris fever, six cases of tuberculosis and 154 cases of alastrim in the parish. He states that the general health has been fair.

 

1931: Sixty-two Jamaicans return from the Republic of Cuba on-board the Standard Fruit and Shipping Company steamer Mira Flores. The returned Jamaicans bring back to the island the usual bad-luck stories which their
predecessors have told on previous occasions.


1951: Aston Lolly, who is charged with the murder of 19-year-old Sydney Garrell at Salt Pond, Palisadoes road, is placed on trial in the Home Circuit Court, No. 1 division. Justice Carberry is the trial judge.

 

1961: Ten doctors from the University College of the West Indies leave on the H.M.S Londonderry for Belize following an emergency appeal from the British Honduras authorities. The medical team is urgently needed for inoculation work which, up to now, has been carried out by 41 doctors on the United States aircraft carrier, which has been anchored off Belize helping with medical service and supplying
helicopters.

 

1965: Defending Manning Cup football champions, Kingston College, rout Jamaica College 7-0 at the National Stadium. Approximately 7,000 spectators watch the match.


1967: West Indies Papers, 1967 Rankine Cup cricket champions, receive the Rankine Cup at the presentation of cups and prizes at Lucas OvalCecil Marley, president of the Jamaica Cricket Board of Control, presents the cup to Keith Gray, captain of the West Indies Papers team.

 

1971: Civil Aviation Department weekly and casual workers at the Palisadoes International Airport are on strike. A management spokesman says the workers had said nothing officially about the reason for their ‘demonstration’ but from what is learnt, they are agitating for improved working conditions.

 

1985: Mico Teachers’ College announces that it will introduce a Bachelor of Education programme when it celebrates its 150th anniversary next academic year 1985-86. Mico, like the other teachers’ colleges in Jamaica, has been awarding teachers’ certificates, and more recently diploma courses. Only the University of the West Indies now offers degrees in education for teachers.

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