THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Oc­to­ber 18 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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1983:Ar­denne

High reg­is­ters a 5-0 win over St Cather­ine High at the Sta­dium East field to join pre-sea­son favourites St Ge­orge’s Col­lege at the top of the ta­bles in Zone B of the Man­ning Cup foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion. St Ge­orge’s and Ar­denne are level on six points from three games each. St Ge­orge’s, how­ever, has a bet­ter goal dif­fer­ence, scor­ing 12 goals with one against. 1984:tax Per­sonal in­come

re­lief for 90,000 low-in­come earn­ers, as was in­di­cated in the Throne Speech in Par­lia­ment, is an­nounced by Prime Min­is­ter Ed­ward Seaga. A re­lease from JAMPRESS says that in­di­vid­u­als earn­ing in­comes of up to $5,080 per an­num will not pay any in­come tax and those earn­ing up to $6,999 per an­num will pay less in­come tax than pre­vi­ously. 1984:elected Claude Clarke is

as the new pres­i­dent of the Ja­maica Ex­porters’As­so­ci­a­tion, re­plac­ing Gef­frey Mes­sado, at the group’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing. Other mem­bers of the ex­ec­u­tive elected are Der­ryck Rose, first vice-pres­i­dent, Vin­cent Ma­trossMcIn­tosh, sec­ond vice-pres­i­dent, Pauline Stone-Myrie, third vi­cepres­i­dent, John Ram­son, fourth vice-pres­i­dent and Lanny Green, honorary trea­surer. 1988:signed Con­tracts are

at the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion in Kingston for ren­o­va­tion work to be­gin on four sec­ondary schools which are to be up­graded to high schools. The schools are the Seaforth Sec­ondary in St Thomas, to be up­graded at a cost of $764,810; Mona Sec­ondary in Kingston at $553,268; Jonathan Grant Sec­ondary and Guy’s Hill Sec­ondary, both in St Cather­ine, at a cost of $660,375 and $520,264, re­spec­tively.

– The Gleaner Archives

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