THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on October 18 in the years identified:
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