THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

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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

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