1950: The House of Representatives passes the motion approving submission of an application to the
secretary of state for the colonies for a free grant of £100,000 from the Jamaica allocation under the Colonial Development and Welfare Acts towards the continued development of housing in urban and rural areas of the island.

1955: Modifications in the original provisions of the Land Bonds Bill announced by the chief minister, Norman Manley, Q.C., as debate on this controversial measure opens in the House of Representatives.

1955: Legal machinery for the restriction of production in the sugar industry is contained in a bill to amend the Sugar Industry Control Law that is introduced into the House of Representatives by Norman Manley, as minister of agriculture and lands.

1971: A letter is sent to all commercial banks in Jamaica by the Bank of Jamaica, setting out the procedure to be followed in respect of imports of a value of the equivalent of $10,000 or more. This is part of the new administrative machinery which has been set up by the Government in respect of exchange control in the island.

1972: Leaders of farmers organisations assemble at Jamaica House and assured the Prime Minister Michael Manley that a National Farmers Union of Jamaica will be formerly established by the end of the year.

1983: The Director of Elections, Noel Lee announces that some 550,000 persons are already enumerated, representing just under 50 per cent of the 1.2 million target set by the Electoral Office. The majority of the constituencies, he said, is leveling at an average of 75 per cent of the persons eligible for enumeration with the rural areas recording a higher degree in response.

1990: The Jamaica Tourist Board, in association with Ryerson International Development Centre of Toronto, Canada will be conducting a series of two-day workshops for secondary-school teachers of social studies at the Seawind Beach Resort in Montego Bay.

1992: Jamaica Citizens Bank, the first bank to be owned and controlled by Jamaicans, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a grand awards dinner at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew.

This Day in Our Past »

January - This Day In Our Past

February - This Day In Our Past

March - This Day In Our Past

April - This Day In Our Past

May - This Day In Our Past

June - This Day In Our Past

July - This Day In Our Past

August - This Day In Our Past

September - This Day In Our Past

October - This Day In Our Past

November - This Day In Our Past

December - This Day In Our Past