THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 5 in the years identified:
1968: Prime Minister Hugh Shearer announces that the Government has decided to honour the late Norman Manley with a memorial in his capacity as a national hero. The new law school which is to be established in Jamaica will be named the ‘Norman Manley Law School’. The new junior secondary school at Maxfield Park in his former constituency will be named the ‘Norman Manley Junior Secondary School’. A scholarship for higher learning to be known as the ‘Norman Manley Scholarship’ will be awarded. Shearer points out that it was already announced that Manley’s portrait will be placed on the new $5 currency note.
1968:National A spokesman for the Lotteries Commission explains how the commission will work in the sale of the National Lottery. There is a top commission of 15 per cent on the sale of tickets in bulk to the wholesaler, who takes the risk in financing the purchase of the tickets from the Lotteries Commission. Once bought from the National Lotteries Commission, the tickets are not returnable. The wholesaler, known as the principal agent, can then sell tickets to subagents on arrangements, which may or may not include the return of unsold tickets to the wholesaler.
1974: The tourist Duty-Free Shopping System Act which will eventually replace the present system of In-Bond shopping is passed in the House of Representatives. It provides for a system of over-thecounter purchase of a range of 27 items by tourists, purchase of consumables which will be delivered as under the present system, and a system of licensed tourist shop operators.