THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Oc­to­ber 19 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - HEALTH -

1967:A

£30,600 scheme for train­ing do­mes­tic helps at 30 com­mu­nity cen­tres is an­nounced by Min­is­ter of Youth and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Al­lan Dou­glas. Cour­ses at the first 12 cen­tres will be­gin on Novem­ber 6, 1967. The young women will re­ceive train­ing from spe­cially trained of­fi­cers of the So­cial De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion. In mak­ing the an­nounce­ment, Dou­glas says that the Gov­ern­ment has al­ways been in­ter­ested in train­ing schemes which will pro­vide skills for un­skilled work­ers. 1982:the Thirty-five men from

En­gi­neer­ing Unit of the Ja­maica De­fence Force are un­der­go­ing an in­ten­sive train­ing course to learn to op­er­ate the United States power barge IMPEDANCE which will ar­rive in Ja­maica. The train­ing is be­ing con­ducted by five tech­ni­cians from the US Army Fa­cil­i­ties En­gi­neer­ing Sup­port Agency. Min­is­ter of Public Util­i­ties Pear­nel Charles an­nounces that five of these tech­ni­cians are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the class­room por­tion of the train­ing. He is speak­ing at a brief cer­e­mony at the Caribbean Ce­ment Com­pany pier at Rock­fort. Kingston, where the 25-megawatt barge is of­fi­cially handed over by the US Gov­ern­ment to the Ja­maican Gov­ern­ment on a two-year loan. 1982:Em­bassy The United States

in Ja­maica wants to en­cour­age “qual­i­fied peo­ple” to ap­ply for non-im­mi­grant visas, ac­cord­ing to Michael Car­pen­ter, con­sul gen­eral in the US Em­bassy in Ja­maica. “We want to stim­u­late bona fide tourism to the United States and in­crease com­mer­cial and ed­u­ca­tional con­tacts. We need the for­eign ex­change,” Car­pen­ter says at the monthly Ki­wa­nis Club of Kingston lun­cheon at the New Kingston Ho­tel. 1987:Two

Ja­maicans re­spon­si­ble for the break­through in re­search on the use of ganja ex­tract Cana­sol for treat­ing the eye dis­ease glau­coma are pre­sented with the Or­der of Merit at the Na­tional Hon­ours and Awards Cer­e­mony at King’s House. They are Al­bert Belville Lock­hart and Man­ley Elisha West. They are hon­oured for the dis­cov­ery of the drug Cana­sol to treat glau­coma.

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