THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Oc­to­ber 26 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

A call is made on

to take fam­ily plan­ning and fam­ily-life ed­u­ca­tion se­ri­ously, to avoid the dread­ful con­se­quences and prob­lems ir­re­spon­si­ble breed­ing will in­flict on the so­ci­ety. De­liv­er­ing the ser­mon at the na­tional ser­vice to launch Fam­ily Plan­ning Week 1987, the pas­tor of the Prov­i­dence Methodist Church, Ter­rence Rose, says that Ja­maica will bring mis­ery on it­self if un­in­formed be­liefs and prac­tices, raw na­ture, and blind self­ish­ness fool its peo­ple into hav­ing too many chil­dren, and many of them in un­planned cir­cum­stances. The $34-mil­lion

Cross Health Care Scheme con­tract for the po­lice, teach­ers, and mem­bers of the Ja­maica Civil Ser­vice is re­newed. The of­fi­cial sign­ing of the new heads of agree­ment (Health Care Ser­vices Con­tract) be­tween the Blue Cross and the Min­istry of the Pub­lic Ser­vice takes place at that min­istry’s of­fices in New Kingston. Clifton Stone, min­is­ter of the pub­lic ser­vice, says at the sign­ing that the con­tract is re­newed on an Ad­min­is­tra­tive Ser­vices Only ba­sis after ex­ten­sive ne­go­ti­a­tions with the var­i­ous rep­re­sen­ta­tives. The new agree­ment re­places the tra­di­tional in­dem­nity in­sur­ance sys­tem. De­spite a

dis­rup­tion by rain, the 42nd re­newal of the Ja­maica Open Golf Cham­pi­onship at the Wyn­d­ham Rose Hall course gets off to a fairly good start with a strong field of 144 golfers tee­ing off for the cov­eted ti­tle and the at­trac­tive US27,000 win­ning prize. At the end of the first 18 holes, Amer­i­can Jef­frey Leonard, play­ing in Ja­maica for the first time, ends up the leader by one stroke over fel­low Amer­i­cans Adam Ar­magost and Pa­trick Hor­gan, who both en­joy them­selves with fairly good per­for­mances.

–The Gleaner Archives

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