THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
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.