THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 14 in the years identified:
1960:Christian The Jamaica
Council and the Methodist Church have started work to improve community life in Kingston Pen. Raymond Schember, the council’s secretary, says in an interview with The Gleaner. He adds that, in their joint effort, they enlisted the aid of the Young Men’s Christian Association, the Yong Women’s Christian Association, the Jamaica Social Welfare Commission and the Woman’s Club. 1966:gets Amateur boxing
a new image. Revolutionary plans are unveiled which could sweep Jamaica’s most underprivileged sport from the backstreet gyms of Kingston into the glare and glamour of international competition. Announcements of new tournaments, financial aid and coaching plans came quick and fast at a Myrtle Bank Hotel luncheon organised by J. Wray and Nephew Ltd, Guinness and the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control. Heading the list of new schemes is an annual Guinness ‘Golden Belt’ Championship tournament to be inaugurated at the National Arena in May 1967. 1966:Midget’ Kenneth ‘Mighty
Campbell, Jamaica’s top flyweight, is to fight in the United States. Ivan Levy, president of the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control, tells a Myrtle Bank luncheon that Campbell, a silver medallist at the Commonwealth Games, will leave on a scholarship in January 1967. He says that Campbell will join Phil Addison, coach to Jamaica’s Games team, in Rhode Island and, apart from coaching, he will receive a grant for schooling.