THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 18 in the years identified:
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