THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Oc­to­ber 14 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

1970:tech­ni­cal

Ap­proval of the as­sis­tance pro­gramme un­der which Ja­maica will re­ceive, among other ser­vices, those of six wa­ter en­gi­neers, a soil en­gi­neer, a civil en­gi­neer and spe­cial­ist per­son­nel work­ing on var­i­ous Gov­ern­ment projects, is given by the Cana­dian Gov­ern­ment. An­nounce­ment of the ap­proval of the pro­gramme comes from Sen­a­tor Paul Martin, Leader of Gov­ern­ment in the Cana­dian Se­nate and first-rank­ing Cabi­net Min­is­ter, as he pre­pares to leave Ja­maica after a two-day visit. A Kingston in­sur1972:ance

ex­ec­u­tive, Len­nie Chin, branch man­ager of the Amer­i­can Life In­surance Com­pany in Ja­maica, is named a di­rec­tor of Amer­i­can In­ter­na­tional Un­der-writ­ers. Amer­i­can In­ter­na­tional Un­der­writ­ers is an in­ter­na­tional in­surance or­gan­i­sa­tion which un­der­writes and pro­cesses casualty, fire and other gen­eral in­surance lines. 1988:Se­nate A bill tabled in the

will, if passed by both houses of par­lia­ment, pave the way for the dis­so­lu­tion of a mar­riage in two years after sep­a­ra­tion, in­stead of three years. Sen­a­tor Oswald Hard­ing, min­is­ter of jus­tice and at­tor­ney gen­eral, gives no­tice that the Se­nate will dis­cuss the bill, The Mat­ri­mo­nial Causes Act, at its next sit­ting. 1994:lo­cal JAMNET, the

arm of IN­TER­NET, the global com­mu­ni­ca­tions net­work project, is launched at the Univer­sity of the West Indies (UWI). The project seeks to pro­vide stu­dents of the UWI and Ja­maica with data ex­change links to other coun­tries through the use of the IN­TER­NET pro­gramme. The project, spon­sored by the Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Amer­i­can States, is vi­tal, ac­cord­ing to Keith Mani­son, di­rec­tor of the Mona In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem Unit – who gave a brief back­ground of the pro­gramme at the launch.

– The Gleaner Ar­chives

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