THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on September 23 in the years identified:
1954:yellow A shipment of
fever vaccine arrives by Avianca airliner from Bogota, Colombia, consigned to the director of medical services. The vaccine will be used for inoculation. 1957:St The Light Blues of
George’s give notice that they do not intend to surrender the city soccer championship of the Manning Cup without a struggle. Within two minutes of the initial whistle, they register the first goal of the season and thereafter the issue of this particular encounter was never in doubt. It is St Jago who moves into the Light Blues’ territory at first, but from a clearance to the left wing, Simpson of St George’s jets through Appleton with a neat pass and Trevor Appleton shifts one back and shoots to the corner, not hard but well placed. 1957:canefield Forty acres of
at Caymanas Farm is destroyed by fire reportedly set by workers who are on strike. Damage is estimated at £5,000. This follows an earlier incident in which detachments of police from Half Way Tree and Spanish Town police stations were rushed to the estate, following reports of stone throwing by striking banana workers when the management brought in workers from St Thomas and Portland to cut bananas. According to O. M. Henzell, manager of the estate, the decision was taken to bring in about 40 men to cut fruit at Cumberland Pen Farm. The stone throwing took place at about 10 a.m. When the attack ceased, the workers completed the cutting of bananas and left for their homes in the afternoon.
– The Gleaner Archives