THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 15 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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1978:Party Ja­maica Labour

Leader Ed­ward Seaga in­vites all the youth of his con­stituency, ir­re­spec­tive of party af­fil­i­a­tion, to utilise the ameni­ties which have just been pro­vided through the peace ef­forts. “I do not know where the peace pro­gramme is not work­ing, but I know it is work­ing in west Kingston,” Seaga says. He is speak­ing to hun­dreds of peo­ple who are in at­ten­dance at the open­ing of the Den­ham Town Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at Welling­ton Street, Den­ham Town, and the nearby ‘One Love’ gar­ment fac­tory, which was built through funds ob­tained from busi­ness firms to as­sist in the peace pro­gramme. 1988:and Min­is­ter of Youth

Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Ed­mund Bartlett ap­peals for the pri­vate sec­tor to as­sist with the high cost of ex­am­i­na­tion fees, espe­cially for stu­dents, whose only means of so­cial up­ward mo­bil­ity is their aca­demic qual­i­fi­ca­tions. Bartlett also ap­peals for as­sis­tance from ser­vice clubs and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions for these stu­dents. Speak­ing at the schol­ar­ship awards lun­cheon of the East­ern St Andrew Trust at the Terra Nova Ho­tel, he urges pri­vate-sec­tor or­gan­i­sa­tions to in­vest in the hu­man re­sources of this na­tion, young men and women. 1999:A

two-day work­shop to re­view and make rec­om­men­da­tions on a draft Me­dia Lit­er­acy Mod­ule and de­ter­mine how it will be in­te­grated into the cur­ricu­lum of teacher­train­ing col­leges be­gins at the Caribbean Food and Nu­tri­tion In­sti­tute. The Pan-Amer­i­can Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion/World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion-spon­sored me­dia lit­er­acy work­shop will re­view and make rec­om­men­da­tions on the first draft of the mod­ule and on its in­te­gra­tion into teacher-train­ing pro­grammes. Min­is­ter with­out Port­fo­lio in the Of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter, Se­na­tor Max­ine Henry-Wil­son, speak­ing at the open­ing ses­sion, highlights the im­por­tance of me­dia lit­er­acy in a demo­cratic so­ci­ety.

–The Gleaner Archives

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