THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 5 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - LEISURE -

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.

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