THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on October 4 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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1971:Fi­nance Min­is­ter of

and Plan­ning Ed­ward Seaga in New York an­nounces that two new fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions, no­tice of which is given in the Bud­get speech, a mer­chant bank and a fi­nance com­pany with ini­tial eq­uity cap­i­tal of ap­prox­i­mately US$1 mil­lion (J$833,000) and sub­stan­tial lines of credit, are to be es­tab­lished in Jamaica by the First Na­tional City Bank of New York, and will com­mence op­er­a­tions shortly. Jamaica’s nine1984:mem­ber

con­tin­gent leaves the is­land to defend their ti­tles at the Caribbean Bad­minton Cham­pi­onships which be­gins in Suri­name and will run from October 7 to 17. The Jamaica team, which com­prises three se­niors and five ju­niors, will defend the men’s dou­bles, ju­nior team ti­tle and in­di­vid­ual ti­tles (boys and girls’ sin­gles and boys and girls’ dou­bles). 1985:box­ing In­ter­na­tional

will re­turn to the is­land with a pro­fes­sional card be­tween Jamaica and Santo Domingo at the Na­tional Arena. The an­nounce­ment is made at a press lun­cheon at the Wray and Nephew Hos­pi­tal­ity Room. Gov­er­nor Gen­eral Sir Florizel Glasspole is the pa­tron of the event. The fea­ture fight on the card will see Jamaica’s Richard ‘Shrimpy’ Clarke, Cen­tral Amer­i­can and Caribbean fly­weight cham­pion, go­ing over ten rounds against Ra­mon Espinal, the No. 2 con­tender for the crown. 1988:per­sons Self-em­ployed

or those not now en­ti­tled to pen­sion from their em­ploy­ers may ben­e­fit from a new re­tire­ment scheme be­ing in­tro­duced by the City of Kingston (COK) Co-op­er­a­tive Credit Union. The scheme is be­ing es­tab­lished un­der what COK terms an “ir­rev­o­ca­ble trust” to be op­er­ated by trustees act­ing on be­half of mem­bers in the col­lec­tion of con­tri­bu­tions and their in­vest­ment.

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