THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Oc­to­ber 27 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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1970:Man­ley The Bar­bara

Cen­tre, es­tab­lished on Laws Street in Kingston by City Child Care Ltd, will soon be fully in op­er­a­tion as a re­sult of a do­na­tion of US$5,000, about J$4,166, from the United States Gov­ern­ment. The gift cheque, which is to help de­fray the cost of equip­ment for the cen­tre’s med­i­cal, den­tal and eye clin­ics, is pre­sented by Amer­i­can Am­bas­sador Vin­cent deRoulet to Michael Man­ley, leader of the op­po­si­tion and MP for Cen­tral Kingston, where the cen­tre is lo­cated. The pre­sen­ta­tion is made at the cen­tre. 1978:Na­tional

Youth Ser­vice work­ers will be ex­empt from pay­ing Na­tional In­sur­ance since the na­ture of their work is a vol­un­tary one and what they re­ceive is an al­lowance rather than wages. This is stated in the Se­nate by Jus­tice Min­is­ter Carl Rat­tray, leader of gov­ern­ment busi­ness in the Se­nate, when he presents a bill to amend the Na­tional In­sur­ance Act. The bill is ap­proved by the Se­nate. 1981:Min­is­ter Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment

Pear­nel Charles states that the Min­istry of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment is study­ing pro­pos­als aimed at mak­ing more ac­tive use of fire­men and in­volv­ing com­mu­ni­ties in the art of fire­fight­ing. Charles is speak­ing at his min­istry where the con­tract is signed for a $488,937 fire sta­tion at Ne­gril.

A $30-mil­lion

de­vel­op­ment project, one of the first to flow from the Rock­e­feller US Busi­ness Com­mit­tee to Ja­maica, takes shape when agree­ments are signed at Ja­maica House to bring it into be­ing. As a first step to­wards restora­tion of the ba­nana in­dus­try, 2,000 acres of prime land in the east­ern sec­tion of the is­land is to be brought un­der cul­ti­va­tion, to pro­duce top-qual­ity fruit for the ex­port mar­ket.“This project marks the be­gin­ning of the re­turn of the ba­nana in­dus­try to its for­mer days of glory,” Prime Min­is­ter Ed­ward Seaga says at the sign­ing cer­e­mony.

–The Gleaner Archives

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