THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Septem­ber 19 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - LEISURE -

Points emerg­ing

a Gleaner sur­vey of opin­ion of the likely ef­fects that de­val­u­a­tion of the English pound will have on the lo­cal econ­omy are (1) that Ja­maica will have to pay 30 per cent more for bread, rice, salt and canned fish (as­sum­ing the Cana­dian dol­lar is quoted at the same rate as the Amer­i­can dol­lar); (2) that the tourist trade will ben­e­fit; (3) that Ja­maica will have to buy more from soft-cur­rency ar­eas and re­strict her im­ports from hard-cur­rency ar­eas to the min­i­mum. In­formed cir­cles say that as each com­po­nent part of the ster­ling area has a di­rect in­ter­est in the sta­bil­ity and ex­pan­sion of trade within the area, it must be ob­vi­ous that were it nec­es­sary for Bri­tain to have an even more aus­tere stan­dard of liv­ing, the ef­fect would be widely felt within the ster­ling area and might have a se­ri­ous ef­fect on lo­cal econ­omy, par­tic­u­larly in view of the per­ma­nent and grow­ing im­por­tance to Ja­maica of the United King­dom mar­ket for ba­sic ex­ports. It is an­nounced in

and Kingston that Ja­maican Prime Min­is­ter Hugh Shearer ac­cepts an in­vi­ta­tion to pay an of­fi­cial visit to Wash­ing­ton af­ter his for­eign pol­icy ad­dress at the 22nd Gen­eral Assem­bly of the United Na­tions in New York. Shearer will meet with Pres­i­dent Lyn­don John­son on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 1967 at the White House.

mem­bers of par­lia­ment in Bri­tain, Richard Body (Con­ser­va­tive) and Al­fred Mor­ris (Labour), ar­rive in the is­land on the first leg of a tour around the Com­mon­wealth Caribbean to make on-the-spot con­tact with re­gional prob­lems and the per­son­al­i­ties con­cerned. In an in­ter­view at the Pal­isa­does Air­port shortly af­ter land­ing, Body, who heads an all-party group in Bri­tain named Open Seas Fo­rum, and hav­ing free-trade out­look and an­tiEuro­pean Com­mon Mar­ket views, ex­presses dis­sat­is­fac­tion with the un­der­stand­ing on Com­mon­wealth sugar reached be­tween Bri­tain and The Six dur­ing the ne­go­ti­a­tions in May and June.

– The Gleaner Archives

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