THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on October 14 in the years identified:
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