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1950: The country’s educational affairs will pass into the hands of the new Education Authority, set up by Government to replace the Board of Education and the Jamaica Schools Commission. All appointments to the authority have been completed.

 

1952: W.A. Bustamante, minister for communications and head of the elected Government, will not attend the ceremony at the Cenotaph; neither will any other Jamaica Labour Party minister or any other Labour member of the House of Representatives.

 

1958: Chief Minister Norman Manley visits St Ann to carry out a busy schedule, ranging from hand-shaking tours to a private conclave of People’s National Party executives and members at the courthouse in St Ann’s Bay.

 

1962: The Jamaica Public Service Company receives a letter from Prime Minister Alexander Bustamante on the company’s plan to retrench 11 per cent of its employees because of a fall in profits and its inability to finance a development programme.

 

1963: The £500,000-a-year industry, providing up to 100 jobs, is to be located in Montego Bay, Robert Lightbourne, minister of trade and industry, announces at the opening of a branch office of the Jamaica Industrial Development Corporation.


1967: Prime Minister Hugh Shearer says that he has not received, neither has he seen from any source, any complaint from the director of public prosecutions about the conditions under which he discharges his duties.

 

1968: Edward Seaga, minister of finance and planning, tours a site at Port Royal which is to become Jamaica’s first archaeological park.

 

1969: Representatives of groups of people from all walks of life attend the Remembrance Day service at the George VI Memorial Park to honour the men of Jamaica who fell in the two World Wars. Similar services are being held in various parts of the island.

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