THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on October 26 in the years identified:
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