THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on September 26 in the years identified:
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.