THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 22 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - COMICS/PUZZLES - – Wil­liam Shake­speare

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

To­day’s Gem

“Never play with the feel­ings of oth­ers, be­cause you may win the game, but the risk is that you will surely lose the per­son of a life time.”

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