THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 12 in the years identified:
1969:Kingston Day students at
Technical High School begin a boycott of the schools’ canteen in protest “against the meals served there and the attitude of the canteen staff towards the students”. As a result of the student’s action, the principal, E.G. Roper, meets a deputation of three from the student body and also calls a meeting with the canteen staff. 1972:People’s Leader of the
National Party Michael Manley, prime minister of Jamaica, declares ‘war to death’ on gunmanship. “Where gunmanship is concerned there are no policies because I am going to have justice and peace in this country…. I am going to bring the gunman under control in this country through love,” he tells thousands of his supporters as he addresses the 24th annual general conference of his party in the National Arena. 1987:Quarrie Students at Donald
Secondary School in Harbour View hold an election to select their parliamentary representative to the ‘model parliament’ being staged by the Jamaica 25 National Institutions Committee at Gordon House. The Model Parliament is to meet on Constitution Day, November 20, 1987. Edmund Bartlett, minister of youth and community development, is there to observe the election and explains to the students as they prepare to vote. The candidates are Trevor Gayle, Delores Hamilton, Sonia Morris and Dawson Hamilton. The winner will represent the Eastern St Andrew constituency for which Bartlett is the member of parliament.
–The Gleaner Archives