THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 22 in the years identified:
1958: Bustamante, Sir Alexander returns as president of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as the party begin its two-day conference. Other officers are Donald Sangster, first deputy leader; Edwin Allen, second deputy leader; R. C. Tavares, junior secretary; Morris Parkin, assistant secretary; and Ernest Rae, treasurer. Rose Leon is chairman of the executive of the party. The JLP meet in a business session in the city to discuss finances and to decide on officers.
1966:Kaunda President Kenneth says farewell to Jamaica at Palisadoes Airport. In a last gesture of friendship and goodwill, he pulls a white handkerchief from his pocket and waves it at the group of persons who are at the airport to see him off. Then he enters the specially chartered British West Indian Airways plane and a few minutes later, is in the air on his way to Trinidad, his next stop on his global peace tour. President Kaunda’s major objective on this tour is a state visit to the Republic of Chile. Chile is the world’s second-largest producer of copper. Zambia is the leading producer of this mineral, and in an exclusive interview with The Gleaner, the president denied that he is going to Chile primarily to negotiate a copper pact with the government of Chile.
1968:The State of the Nation Debate, a major annual exercise of the Senate, begins at Gordon House as Senator Elsie Bailey asks the Senate to thank “the Governor General for his gracious speech from the throne delivered to both Houses of Parliament on the 28th of March, 1968”; and to “place on record its approval of the Government’s programme”. Bailey’s opening speech is the only contribution to the debate, as none of the opposition members, including Senator P. J. Patterson, who had been pressing over the past two months for the debate to start, is ready to speak.
–The Gleaner Archives
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