THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 16 in the years identified:
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.