THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 4 in the years identified:
Some 68 forklift employed to subcontractors at Kingston Wharves, Newport West, stop working, bringing loading and unloading operations to a standstill. The strike is called by the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union after a meeting at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, in a bid to settle a dispute over wages, end in a deadlock. The union is asking for an increase in rates for the forklift operators to bring them up to that paid to similar workers at Western Terminals Limited, Newport West. 1982:The
establishment of eight new residential training camps called Heart Academies and the upgrading of five existing youth camps also to be named HEART Academies are to be part of an expanded HEART programme over the next two years, primarily to provide training for 10,500 young people each year in a variety of low-level skills. Each of the new HEART academies, five of which should be completed by 1983, will admit 500 young people for training in a variety of skills and will provide high-level academic tuition for the trainees. Prime Minister Edward Seaga makes these announcements as he officially launch the Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) programme before an audience of over 6,000 HEART trainees in the School Leavers and in other training programmes at the National Arena. 1986:amendment
A constitutional seeking to provide for a ceiling on the number of ministers to be appointed to the Cabinet from the Senate is passed in the House of Representatives, but after strong back-bench opposition led by former Attorney General and Minister of National Security and Justice Winston Spaulding. Spaulding, who calls for the bill to be referred for consultation to the Constitutional Committee of Parliament set to meet on November 5, 1986. He is supported by E. K. Powell (St Catherine North East) and Howard Wedermire (Westmoreland South East) supported by Sydney Beaumont (Manchester Central), the Deputy Speaker, and Pat Stephens of the Ministry of Transport.
– The Gleaner Archives