1955: Princess Margaret makes a private donation of £200 to the West Indies Hurricane Relief Fund. It is announced by the fund in London. The fund’s organisers revealed that, simultaneously, they also received a message from a subscriber speaking of the warmth of the welcome which the people of the West Indies showed during her tour of the area.

1962: Some 150 workers employed at the Sevens Estate sugar factory is on strike. The workers walked off their jobs as a protest against what they claim to be the delay in the finalisation of negotiations between their union, the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, and the estate management in respect of the union’s claims for 1962 crop bonus.

1966: A new decision by the United States Department of Labour concerning the transportation of British West Indian workers to and from the US is being studied by the Regional Labour Board of the British West Indies.

1970: Twenty-seven Jamaicans were honoured in the first list of Jamaican Honours and awards (other than that of National Hero) yesterday, issued to mark the celebration of National Heroes Day.

1976: The unveiling of the life-size statue of National Hero Marcus Garvey at Lawrence Park, St Ann’s Bay, is done by Prime Minister Michael Manley during rain, which sharply curtailed the ceremony before the unveiling.

1985: Senator Hugh Hart, minister of tourism, refuses to be drawn on whether an increase in the price of gasolene is imminent and whether casinos will be established here. He announced, however, that an in-depth study on the impact casinos might have on Jamaica has been completed and will be made available to the Government soon.

1991: Jamaica Labour Party supporters came out in the thousands in a march through parts of Kingston and heard their leader, Edward Seaga, say the People’s National Party Government should heed the message of the people and step aside. Seaga told thousands in Half-Way Tree that the economy is in a worse shape than in the 1970s.

1991: The minister of trade and tourism criticises Jamaica for delaying payment on trade debt to other members of the Caribbean Community. 

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