THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on November 23 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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

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