THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The following events took place on Oc­to­ber 24 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

ROYAL DAD

his­tory once again. The un­beaten three­year-old colt be­comes the first thor­ough­bred in the 22-year his­tory of Cay­manas Park to com­plete the cov­eted Triple Crown when he romped the sea­son’s fi­nal clas­sic, the 14fur­long Ja­maica St Leger. Not since the leg­endary Mark Twain in 1950 has there been a lo­cal Triple Crown win­ner and that was dur­ing the hal­cyon days of Knutsford Park. Des­noes and

Lim­ited agree to pur­chase from Guin­ness Over­seas Lim­ited, their share­hold­ing in Guin­ness Ja­maica lim­ited, Vice-Chair­man Paul Ged­des an­nounces. The 63.4 per cent shares, he says, is ac­quired at $1.09 per share. Ged­des in­di­cates that the com­pany will con­tinue to op­er­ate as an in­de­pen­dent en­tity in the lo­cal mar­ket. Prime Min­is­ter

Seaga says that his newly reshuf­fled Cab­i­net is stronger and more ori­ented to­wards the prob­lems of the peo­ple. Seaga is speak­ing at the swear­ing-in cer­e­mony for six of the min­is­ters and a par­lia­men­tary sec­re­tary at King’s House. Only new min­is­ters are re­quired to be sworn-in, ex­cept for Oswald Hard­ing, who, al­though al­ready be­ing a min­is­ter with­out port­fo­lio, had to take the oath as at­tor­ney, gen­eral, as re­quired by the Con­sti­tu­tion.

A Fin­nish com­pany

to in­vest US$96 mil­lion to con­struct fa­cil­i­ties for the mount­ing of a 72-megawatt barge on lands leased by JPSCo. in Old Har­bour, St Cather­ine. The Fin­nish firm Wart­sila Diesel De­vel­op­ment Corp, act­ing through its Ja­maican sub­sidiary, the Ja­maica En­ergy Part­ners, signs a num­ber of agree­ments with the Ja­maican Public Ser­vice Com­pany and the Min­istry of Public Util­i­ties, to­wards the con­struc­tion of the power gen­er­at­ing fa­cil­i­ties. Specif­i­cally, the Fin­nish firm signs an im­ple­men­ta­tion agree­ment with the Min­istry of Public Ser­vice; a 20-year, power-pur­chase agree­ment and a lease agree­ment with the JPSCo; and a Government of Ja­maica guar­an­tee for the project.

–The Gleaner Ar­chives

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