THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The following events took place on Oc­to­ber 25 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Fif­teen bills are

in the 1956-57 leg­isla­tive pro­gramme at the spring ses­sion of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and 15 other bills, not in­cluded in that an­nounce­ment will reach the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives dur­ing the ses­sion which opens at Headquarters House. Of top in­ter­est among the bills to reach the House this ses­sion is the Valu­a­tion of Land Bill, in­tro­duc­ing a new sys­tem of land tax­a­tion based on unim­proved val­ues.

The United States on the Fed­er­a­tion of the West Indies. “We con­ceive in the long run that there are real and great ad­van­tages in the fed­er­a­tion, but those ad­van­tages can­not be ac­cepted at the price of any­thing that would de­stroy or in­jure us in a fun­da­men­tal re­spect. That is the pol­icy I pro­pose to fight for,” he says.

Kingston is to get

large ho­tel. It is to be a 350-room con­ven­tion­type ho­tel, lo­cated in the New Kingston area of the city, which will be­come a ma­jor ho­tel cen­tre. Bri­tish Over­seas Air­ways Cor­po­ra­tion, which has en­tered the ho­tel busi­ness in other parts of the world, is to put up this lat­est ho­tel for Ja­maica. Ne­go­ti­a­tions have been go­ing on for some time now, but are be­lieved to be near­ing fi­nal­ity.

–The Gleaner Ar­chives

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