THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on October 12 in the years identified:
3:45 at Emmet Park, medium pacer Michael Mitchell shatters the stumps of Jamaica Times’ No. 9 batsman Leroy Clarke for no score and gives Desnoes and Geddes victory by 110 runs to become the 1969 Henriques Cup cricket champions. Final scores are: Desnoes and Geddes 202 for 9 declared; Jamaica Times 92.
report on the progress of Stage Two of the Jamaica Transportation Survey is received by Minister of Works Winston Jones from the consulting engineers for the project, Lamarre Valois International Limited. Jones is visiting the offices of the firm at 9A Hagley Park Road. The contract for carrying out the survey, which is partially financed by a loan from the Canadian International Development Agency, was signed by Government in 1971. 1972:and Minister of Health
Environmental Control Kenneth McNeill returns at the head of Jamaica’s 4-member delegation to the third special meeting of the Pan American Health Organization in Santiago, Chile. Returning with the minister from the eight-day parley, of which he was appointed 2nd vicepresident, are E. Valentine, principal medical officer in the Ministry of Health; V. Wallace, principal medical officer for public health; and Monica Shirley, McNeill’s personal assistant. Delegates from 27 countries in North and South America and the Caribbean region attended the conference. In an arrival interview in the VIP lounge at Palisadoes airport, McNeill says that there was a consensus on the approaches which should be made to the problems facing the participating countries. – The Gleaner Archives