THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on October 7 in the years identified:
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