THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Oc­to­ber 8 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

1970:House Ap­proval of the

of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives is be­ing sought for a govern­ment guar­an­tee of the re­pay­ment of prin­ci­pal and in­ter­est for an ad­di­tional loan of US$750,000 (J$625,000) to Rose Hall Ltd, which is build­ing a con­ven­tion ho­tel in Mon­tego Bay. No­tice of the ap­pro­pri­ate res­o­lu­tion is given by Min­is­ter of Fi­nance and Plan­ning Ed­ward Seaga, who laid a Min­istry Pa­per in the House set­ting out the lat­est loan pro­pos­als re­gard­ing the ho­tel. 1971:J$7.5 Agree­ment for a

mil­lion loan to the Govern­ment of Ja­maica from First Chicago Mer­chant Bank (Ja­maica) Lim­ited is signed in Chicago by Min­is­ter of Fi­nance and Plan­ning Ed­ward Seaga. The five-year loan will be used to meet gen­eral bud­get obli­ga­tions and is part of the Govern­ment’s loan pro­gramme for the fi­nan­cial year (1971). 1975:min­i­mum

A na­tional wage of $20 per week or 50 cents per hour for a 40-hour work week is an­nounced by Prime Min­is­ter Michael Man­ley as he presents Phase Two of the Govern­ment’s anti-in­fla­tion pack­age to Par­lia­ment and the na­tion. High­light­ing the pack­age is the an­nounce­ment of a com­pul­sory sav­ings scheme es­ti­mated to col­lect $50 mil­lion in the first year to put into a na­tional hous­ing trust which will op­er­ate as a fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion for the hous­ing sec­tor. 1978:Good

bowl­ing per­for­mance from for­mer Ja­maica and West Indies pace bowler Cas­tel Folkes with fig­ures of 11-1-22-4, and his part­ner Barry Nel­son with 13-4-26-3, en­ables their team, West Indies Pulp Pa­pers, to reach the fi­nal of the1978 Hen­riques Cup cricket com­pe­ti­tion when they reg­is­ter a con­vinc­ing 74-run vic­tory over Arigua­n­abo in their three-day play-off at Kens­ing­ton Park. The scores are West Indies Pa­pers 153 for 8 de­clared and Arigua­n­abo 79 all out.

– The Gleaner Archives

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