THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Oc­to­ber 7 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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1968:MacDonald,

Her­bert pres­i­dent of Na­tional Sports Ltd, leaves the is­land for Mex­ico, where he will re­ceive the Olympic Di­ploma of Merit at a meet­ing of the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee (IOC). The award which he will re­ceive was cre­ated at the Congress of the IOC at Brus­sels in 1905 and is awarded to an in­di­vid­ual with a gen­eral rep­u­ta­tion for merit and in­tegrity, and who has been ac­tive and ef­fi­cient in the ser­vice of am­a­teur sports and has con­trib­uted sub­stan­tially to the de­vel­op­ment of the Olympic Move­ment. 1969:Ja­maica’s

Mat­ters re­lat­ing to be­gins with a tra­di­tional Ja­maican fam­ily day at Al­li­ga­tor Pond on the bor­der of Manchester and St El­iz­a­beth. The aim is to bring the young and the old to­gether to en­joy and ap­pre­ci­ate dif­fer­ent as­pects of Ja­maican cul­ture. Through­out the day, com­mu­nity mem­bers demon­strate their skills in pre­par­ing fish and bammy, mak­ing fish­pots and kites, thus high­light­ing fish­ing, the ma­jor lo­cal in­dus­try. 1986:pres­i­dent Michael Man­ley,

of the Peo­ple’s Na­tional Party, launches the Bournemouth Bath De­vel­op­ment Project at a lun­cheon at J. Wray & Nephew Lim­ited. Plans for the project, which is the brain­child of Man­ley, are out­lined by him at the func­tion. He says that the idea for the project comes out of his con­cern for the lack of sports and cul­tural fa­cil­i­ties avail­able to youth in that section of east­ern Kingston.

– The Gleaner Ar­chives

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