THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 18 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - HOROSCOPES -

1959:First

round of the two-part beauty con­test to choose Miss Chi­nese Ath­letic Club takes place at the Chi­nese Ath­letic Club (CAC). Nine con­tes­tants pa­rade for the judges and are met by guests who are en­ter­tained at a cock­tail party. The nine con­tenders for the ti­tle and an all-ex­pense paid trip to Mi­ami are Misses Rita Wong, An­gela Chong, Hope Fong, El­iz­a­beth Wan, Mar­i­lyn Young, Glo­ria Lue, June Chin Onn, Fay Chang and Sheila Chin Toy­loy. The Miss Chi­nese Ath­letic Club com­pe­ti­tion is in place of the an­nual Miss Chi­nese Ja­maica con­test run by the club. The se­cond phase of the Miss CAC will take place at a big car­ni­val on the club grounds, Molynes Road. Then the de­ci­sion of the judges will be an­nounced and the queen crowned. 1983:Stan­hope Coun­cil­lor Zena

is re­in­stated as chair­man of the Hanover Par­ish Coun­cil and mayor of Lucea at a spe­cial sit­ting of the par­ish coun­cil. Mayor Stan­hope, who was re­moved from the coun­cil on Oc­to­ber 21, is pleased with the turn­around of events. She states that “it is with great plea­sure that I re­sume my du­ties and I am pre­pared to work with my coun­cil­lors for the up­lift­ment of the par­ish”. 1993:Ex­ter­nal Vis­it­ing Cuban

Re­la­tions Min­is­ter Robaino Gon­za­lez lauds Ja­maica for its friend­ship with Cuba while ex­press­ing ea­ger­ness to see his coun­try’s re­la­tions with CARI­COM deep­ened. The min­is­ter speaks at a cour­tesy call on Gov­er­nor Gen­eral Howard Cooke at Kings House. His pres­ence in Ja­maica is to pro­mote trade and in­vest­ment be­tween Ja­maica and Cuba. He is also seek­ing to ex­plore pos­si­ble ar­eas of co­op­er­a­tion and to dis­cuss the es­tab­lish­ment of the Cuba/CARI­COM Joint Com­mis­sion. 1993:ef­fect A pro­gramme to

the long-term clean-up of the de­cay­ing Kingston Habour should be sub­mit­ted to the en­vi­ron­ment min­istry early 1994. Min­is­ter of Pub­lic Ser­vice and the En­vi­ron­ment Eas­ton Dou­glas says that a re­view of the har­bour, the world’s sev­enth-largest nat­u­ral har­bour, is be­ing car­ried out with fund­ing from the World Bank and the Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Agency.

–The Gleaner Archives

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