THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on October 25 in the years identified:
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