THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on October 3 in the years identified:
Minister of Youth and Community Development Allan Douglas, speaking at the opening of the new Operation Friendship workshop at East Bell Road, Industrial Estate, says that as long as he remains minister in charge of sport in Jamaica, he will not see taxpayers’ money wasted for sending athletes abroad when it can be better used for projects in western Kingston. “Government will be willing to provide funds for the necessary things, but in some cases funds, which are provided are wasted”.
is again planning a heads of government conference at which it will play host to eight nations in informal discussions on progress towards a new world economic order. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs P.J Patterson, who returns home from the United Nations, tells a press conference at his ministry that the meeting will be held between Christmas and New Year and will last for two days.
Manley returns home from what he describes as a very satisfactory oneday visit to Venezuela. He formally discussed with that country’s president, Luis Herrera Campins, bilateral economic and political relations. It is clear, says Manley, that Venezuela is genuinely aware of the special problems of oilimporting Third World countries, particularly in relation to oil prices.