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1954: Unanimous acceptance of the proposals of the Constitution Committee of the House of Representatives for amendments to the Constitution to provide full internal self-government “as soon as possible after the general election” was presaged in the house when debate began on the recommendations.


1975: RJR broadcast the following: Prime Minister Manley has again outlined his Government’s policy regarding foreign ownership of the media, repeating at the same time that his Government has no plans to take over control of ownership of Radio Jamaica Limited.


1982: Thirty-five men from the engineering unit of the Jamaica Defence Force are undergoing an intensive training course to learn to operate the United States power barge IMPEDANCE, which will arrive in Jamaica on Sunday afternoon.


1984: The new junior middleweight champion of the world is Jamaica’s Mike McCallum. The Jamaican won the World Boxing Council version of the title on a unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden in New York.


1987: The Sugar Producers Federation is being asked by the unions representing hourly paid workers in the industry – the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union and the National Workers Union – to furnish details from respective member factories on their wage fund, the bargaining unit at each factory, as well as figures on alcohol production over the last five years.


1989: A former government staff who, five years ago, broke her five-year work bond and refuses to repay her study loan, is ordered by the Supreme Court to pay $126,772 to the Government.


1989: The Jamaican dollar continues its decline against the US dollar, losing five cents. The Jamaican currency now trades at J$6.11 to US$1. This new exchange rate represents a new four-year low in the value of the Jamaican dollar against the US dollar. It is also 19 cents less than the exchange rate of US$5.92 to J$1.


1992: The high cost Caribbean countries face in operating their respective embassies should spur them to pool their resources to form Caribbean embassies in various parts of the world.


1954: Unanimous acceptance of the proposals of the Constitution Committee of the House of Representatives for amendments to the Constitution to provide full internal self-government “as soon as possible after the general election” was presaged in the house when debate began on the recommendations.


1975: RJR broadcast the following: Prime Minister Manley has again outlined his Government’s policy regarding foreign ownership of the media, repeating at the same time that his Government has no plans to take over control of ownership of Radio Jamaica Limited.


1982: Thirty-five men from the engineering unit of the Jamaica Defence Force are undergoing an intensive training course to learn to operate the United States power barge IMPEDANCE, which will arrive in Jamaica on Sunday afternoon.


1984: The new junior middleweight cham-pion of the world is Jamaica’s Mike McCallum. The Jamaican won the World Boxing Council version of the title on a unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden in New York.


1987: The Sugar Producers Federation is being asked by the unions representing hourly paid workers in the industry – the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union and the National Workers Union – to furnish details from respective member factories on their wage fund, the bargaining unit at each factory, as well as figures on alcohol production over the last five years.


1989: A former government staff who, five years ago, broke her five-year work bond and refuses to repay her study loan, is ordered by the Supreme Court to pay $126,772 to the Government.


1989: The Jamaican dollar continues its decline against the US dollar, losing five cents. The Jamaican currency now trades at J$6.11 to US$1. This new exchange rate represents a new four-year low in the value of the Jamaican dollar against the US dollar. It is also 19 cents less than the exchange rate of US$5.92 to J$1.


1992: The high cost Caribbean countries face in operating their respective embassies should spur them to pool their resources to form Caribbean embassies in various parts of the world.
 

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