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The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 19 in the years iden­ti­fied:

1954: Tub­man Pres­i­dent Wil­liam of Liberia ar­rives in Ja­maica to make his­tory as the first head of an African state to pay an of­fi­cial visit to the is­land. Ac­com­pa­nied by an en­tourage of 18 top Liberian of­fi­cials, Wil­liam Tub­man ar­rives by a Bri­tish war­ship to spend two days in the is­land as the guest of the Govern­ment and peo­ple. Ac­cept­ing an in­vi­ta­tion ex­tended to him by Queen El­iz­a­beth, Wil­liam Tub­man in­cludes Ja­maica in a tour which he is mak­ing to this part of the world.

1969: adding A new gas tur­bine, an­other 16,000 kilo­watts of gen­er­at­ing ca­pac­ity to the Ja­maica Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­pany’s elec­tri­cal sup­ply sys­tem, starts op­er­at­ing at the com­pany’s Hunts Bay plant in Kingston. Wil­ton O. Hill, min­is­ter of pub­lic util­i­ties and hous­ing, throws a switch in the unit to get it started, and within min­utes it is up to full speed of 51,000 rev­o­lu­tions per minute, syn­chro­nised into the sys­tem and ready to take up load.

1975: Fi­nan­cial cir­cles in the city en­dorse the state­ment made in Par­lia­ment by the Hugh Shearer of the Op­po­si­tion, con­cern­ing the ad­verse ef­fect on pen­sion funds of the Govern­ment’s re­cent div­i­dend re­stric­tion mea­sure. There is con­sen­sus that the an­nounce­ment by the Govern­ment that div­i­dends on the or­di­nary shares of com­pa­nies are to be re­stricted to a max­i­mum of 7 per cent of the net worth of the com­pany has had, and will con­tinue to have, a pro­found ef­fect on pen­sion scheme funds.

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