THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on October 6 in the years identified:
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
“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.”