THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 23 in the years identified:
1958:A power failure at the Palisadoes Airport leaves the terminal building in semi-darkness for hours as work continues under the insufficient lighting provided by the airport emergency plant. Reports also state that about the same time of the power failure two Jamaica Public Service Co poles along the Palisadoes Road are on fire. Continuous lightning is the cause for the breakdown. 1959:Lindo, H. Lawrence
now acting as governor of the Windward Islands, is appointed governor’s secretary in Jamaica, The Gleaner learns. This is the first appointment to the new post under the island’s new constitution; and the holder of the office will take over some of the duties formerly performed by the chief secretary. Lindo is expected to arrive in Jamaica on December 21, 1959. Born in Port Maria on August 13, 1911, Lindo is the eldest son of Henry Alexander Lindo, formerly manager of the Port Maria branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia, and his late wife Ethel. From Jamaica College he won the Rhodes Scholarship in 1931 and proceeded to Keble College, Oxford University, from which he receives the BA. 1972:(about A US$l7-million
J$13.0 million) project for construction of and improvement to rural feeder roads is officially launched when Minister of Works Winston Jones breaks ground at Wire Fence in Trelawny, according to a JIS release. The ceremony takes place near one end of an eight-and three-quarter-mile stretch of road in the Allsides area. This is part of the 65 miles of roads to be constructed under the project in the first year. More than 200 miles of feeder roads are to be built over a three-year period in various land settlements throughout Jamaica.
–The Gleaner Archives