THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

Jamaica Gleaner - - CARING FOR & NURTURING OUR CHILDREN - – From: Think of Those – By Ge­orge B. Wal­lace

The fol­low­ing events took place on Oc­to­ber 6 in the years iden­ti­fied:

1959:The

Wo­man’s Club pre­sents a pi­ano to the Sal­va­tion Army Chil­dren’s Home, ‘The Nest’, in a brief cer­e­mony at the home. Speak­ing on be­half of the club, the pres­i­dent, Elias Am­mar, praises the work which is be­ing done at ‘The Nest’ and makes spe­cial men­tion of the love and care in the home and in the be­hav­iour of the chil­dren. “Giv­ing a pi­ano seems like such a small thing com­pared to what you have done here,” she states. New pro­posed

to the 1970:amend­ments In­come Tax Amend­ment (Avoid­ance) Bill which is the sub­ject of study by a se­lect com­mit­tee of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives is printed and cir­cu­lated for the ben­e­fit of mem­bers. This is done on the strength of the re­port of the com­mit­tee which is pre­sented to the House by Min­is­ter of Fi­nance and Plan­ning Ed­ward Seaga, who is chair­man of the com­mit­tee. 1987:China Ja­maica and

sign a J$48.2-mil­lion joint ven­ture agree­ment to re­vive the Cot­ton Polyester Tex­tile Mill in Old Har­bour. Un­der the agree­ment which comes into ef­fect with the ex­change of let­ters be­tween the two gov­ern­ments by the end of Oc­to­ber 1987, Ja­maica, through the Ja­maica In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, will hold 54 per cent, and China, through the Shang­hai No. 12 Cot­ton Mill, will hold 46 per cent of the to­tal in­vest­ment.

– The Gleaner Archives

To­day’s Gem

“When you are go­ing ’ round a bend, toot your horn, and take it slow, Do not turn the cor­ner wide, for you never truly know What may come around the curve, fast and reck­less, and un­kind, Rip you open … bleed­ing … dead … think of those you leave be­hind.”

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