1962: William Marshall Productions has chosen Jamaica as the locale of their film company because the principals of the organisation are very impressed with the stability of the Jamaican Government and the high business integrity which this country enjoys abroad.


1973: Government took action to end the shortage of flour that has cramped the local bakery industry with the announcement that the Government- owned Grain Marketing Company is to be activated immediately to import flour to meet the present shortage.

1975: The House of Representatives voted approval of the National Minimum Wage Order after an abortive Opposition attempt to move for a two-tiered minimum of $20 for household help and $26.50 for other workers.

1984: Prime Minister Edward Seaga announced that the Ministry of Education is to be allowed $4 million to ensure that students who cannot afford the new level of fees for the GCE and CXC examinations will still have the opportunity to sit the exams.

1987: Prime Minister Edward Seaga urges African/Caribbean/Pacific nations to send a signal to the South African government that the resolve to end apartheid has not been weakened by the lack of a settlement within the past two years.

1990: More than 335 workers are to lose their jobs at the financially strapped Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC). The JRC has about 800 people on its payroll and is slashing the jobs because the government is unwilling to bail out the company. JRC is said to be running debts of more than $40 million and needs $50 million more to properly capitalise in order to ever make a profit.

1992: Sixty needy fifth formers from high schools across the island are to benefit from a $360,000 education bursary programme launched by the Bank of Nova Scotia for the academic year 1992-93.

1992: University students majoring in radio and television production are getting a chance to assist in bringing positive messages to the nation, and in the process upgrading what some see as the deteriorating standards of media output.


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