THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 16 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

The mail ser­vices

the Postal De­part­ment in cer­tain sec­tions of the is­land are in­ter­rupted through a strike called by the Trade Union Con­gress among Royal Mail em­ploy­ees of Mes­sias and McCaulay, trans­port con­trac­tors to the Gov­ern­ment Post Of­fice, con­se­quent on the dis­missal some­time ago of one of the com­pany’s driv­ers. Set­tle­ment of the strike is reached at about 4 o’clock and the ser­vices re­sume be­tween five and six o’clock. Agree­ment for the end­ing of the 24-hour strike takes place at a con­fer­ence held at the Labour De­part­ment. James T. Bur­rowes

Don Gore as pres­i­dent of the Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion of Ja­maica (MAJ). Sen­a­tor Ron­ald A. Irvine is elected pres­i­dent-elect at the as­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing held in MAJ hall, Ruthven Road. Re-elected to of­fice are R.P. Shou­cair, sec­re­tary, and John H. Beck­ford, trea­surer. Of­fi­cers for the re­gional branches of the as­so­ci­a­tion are re­ported to the meet­ing. Irvine is pres­i­dent of the Metropoli­tan Branch, with Shou­cair sec­re­tary and Sidney Suite, trea­surer. R. Aub, Matthew Beaubrun and Don­ald O’Con­nor are coun­cil mem­bers. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives to the Gen­eral Coun­cil are S. Dry­den, De­nis Dega­zon, Don Gore, Roy Levy, and Ver­non O. Lindo. 1967:to An ap­peal to farm­ers

go far­ther in the di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion of crops, and in so do­ing grow more cof­fee, is made by the Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture and Lands John P. Gyles. The min­is­ter is ad­dress­ing the an­nual meet­ing of the Ja­maica Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Cof­fee Grow­ers Fed­er­a­tion held at the Ge­orge Lisle Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre, East Queen Street. Pre­sid­ing is Wil­lie Henry. “The pol­icy is that we are en­cour­ag­ing farm­ers to di­ver­sify,” Gyles tells his au­di­ence. He says this does not mean di­ver­si­fy­ing their crops and by so do­ing re­duc­ing present pro­duc­tion. It is pos­si­ble to do di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion by in­ten­si­fi­ca­tion, he de­clares.

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