THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on September 22 in the years identified:
Peter Francis Kerr1947:Jarrett,
eldest son of F.M. Kerr-Jarrett, is married to Daphne Dennison, daughter of Tom Dennison, JP of Bel Air, Runaway Bay. Archdeacon Harrison, assisted by Canon Whipple, performs the ceremony which takes place at Brown’s Town, St Ann. The reception is held at Bel Air. 1947:interest Considerable
is being shown in the coming parochial elections in the eastern section of the parish, with eight electoral divisions. Indications are that there will be 35 candidates, the largest number being in Port Morant, where 10 are campaigning. In western St Thomas, there are also eight divisions with about 27 candidates, including two women. In the Llandewey division, R.A. Burke will be unopposed, while in the Yallahs area there are eight candidates. 1963:Shearer, Senator Hugh
head of the Jamaican mission to the United States, leaves Jamaica for New York where he is scheduled to present Jamaica’s views on international affairs. One of the subjects to be discussed at this session of the United Nations is a proposal made by Shearer when he addressed the assembly for the first time in 1962. It is the declaration of a Year of Human Rights, and Shearer asks the assembly to designate 1968 as ‘International Year of Human Rights.’ This is accepted by the Secretary General U. Thant and agreed to by the Steering Committee of the current session of the United Nations.
– The Gleaner Archives