1926: The Government is making arrangements to send adequate supply of food supplies to Grand Turk. The Government has dispatched a cablegram to the commissioner at Turks Islands asking to be advised in full as to the situation, following the hurricane which struck the dependency a few days ago.

1952: The Gleaner continues to collect funds for sufferers of the tragic flood burst which destroyed the town of Lynmouth in England last month. Over £2,000 is subscribed, and this is a reminder to all those who intend to give a donation, but have not done so yet, to do so quickly. The small coastal town was struck by disaster last month after continuous rain caused nearby rivers to swell. Large boulders and rocks were carried in the flow towards the village, destroying houses, roads and bridges. Many lost their lives during that dark and terrifying night.

1952: Mr Leroy Murad made a number of orders against income-tax defaulters in the Sutton Street Court. He also postponed 21 cases, some of which the defaulters did not appear, but in connection with which the magistrate said he would give them a chance to do so on the next date of the court’s sitting to hear cases of the kind.

1970: Dr George Danger, president of the Association of Latin American Parliaments, announces that Jamaica is being invited to send representatives to the next meeting of parliament to be held in Caracas, Venezuela.

1972: Two Jamaican 4-H delegates, Mr Renford Toomer and Mr Norman Daniels, are in Canada to learn aspects of food preservation. Recently, they toured Oshawa’s Galleria Shopping Centre with the Canadian deputy agriculture minister.

1983: Sweetened condensed milk should be back on the shelves at the old price following an agreement reached between Food Specialties Jamaica Ltd, the manufacturers, and the minister of industry and commerce, Douglas Vaz.

1984: The minister of youth and community development, Edmund Bartlett, announces the appointment of Mr Egbert George Lewis to the position of executive chairman of the board of the Social Development Commission, which is the major agency of programme implementation of the Ministry of Youth and Community Development.

1990: Opposition Leader Edward Seaga sacked Karl Samuda as the party’s spokesman for public utilities and transport. A letter was given to Mr Samuda, stating that he should no longer expect to carry out the responsibilities of the portfolio.

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