THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Septem­ber 26 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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1949:of Ru­pert Oliver Ter­rier May Pen an­nounces his re­tire­ment from the elec­tion race in South Claren­don, thus leav­ing the con­test to Wil­liam Alexan­der Bus­ta­mante and Hugh Clive Cork, sit­ting mem­ber for the con­stituency, and S.G. Beres­ford, a mem­ber of the Claren­don Parochial Board. The prin­ci­pal rea­son for Ter­rier’s de­ci­sion is the pres­sure of work caused by his many busi­ness un­der­tak­ings, not only in Claren­don but in other parts of the is­land.

1972:Michael Prime Min­is­ter Man­ley says that youth can sup­ply a philo­soph­i­cal con­cept of so­ci­ety, en­abling change to be har­nessed in those di­rec­tions that pro­mote both equal­ity and ef­fi­ciency. He is de­liv­er­ing the key­note ad­dress at the open­ing cer­e­mony of the West Indies Jaycees 12th Na­tional Con­ven­tion at the Sher­a­ton Kingston Ho­tel.

1977:$107.963 A con­tract for in in­fra­struc­ture work on five hous­ing units at Cedar Grove, Man­dev­ille, is signed be­tween the Na­tional Hous­ing Cor­po­ra­tion (NHC) and Pa­trick E. Thompson Lim­ited of Man­dev­ille at the NHC of­fices in New Kingston. The 52 two-bed­room de­tached units, lo­cated just out­side Man­dev­ille, rep­re­sent the first ef­fort by the cor­po­ra­tion to build houses in Manch­ester. The hous­ing site has an area of 10.56 acres.

1980:The Gov­ern­ment ap­points a task force to study al­ter­na­tive sources of en­ergy, and specif­i­cally the pos­si­ble con­ver­sion from oil to coal as a source of en­ergy for the Ja­maica Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­pany and the Caribbean Ce­ment Com­pany. Prime Min­is­ter Michael Man­ley makes the an­nounce­ment at a press con­fer­ence at Ja­maica House. He names Bar­clay Ewart, chair­man of the Ja­maica In­dus­trial Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of both Tan­ners Lim­ited and In­dus­trial Chem­i­cals and Al­kali Lim­ited, as the chair­man of the task force. The other mem­bers are Mayer Mat­alon, chair­man of the ICD Group of Com­pa­nies; Win­ston Hay, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the Ja­maica Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­pany; Henry Lowe, di­rec­tor of en­ergy in the Min­istry of Min­ing; and Bill Saun­ders, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the Petroleum Cor­po­ra­tion of Ja­maica.

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