THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 24 in the years identified:
1950: The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, through its chief arbitrator Hugh Lawson Shearer, sends a communication to Trade Administrator H. McD. White enquiring if any recommendations are made by his department for recovering overhead costs for master bakers in the Corporate Area, so as to allow them to pay the increase recommended by the Minimum Wage Board for the trade. The trade administrator replies that the Trade Control Board received a deputation of bakers on November 14. Detailed investigations are necessary and that has taken some time for the bakers to extract and provide the required information as to cost of production. These are now received and the matter will be further considered by the board on November 28, 1950.
1952: Increased productivity in the Caribbean Area, both in the primary field of agriculture and the secondary field of industrialisation, is the keynote of the fifth session of the West Indian Conference of the Caribbean Commission, which opens in Montego Bay. Gathered in the tourist town to discuss this planning are 120 delegates and observers representing the four metropolitan governments of the region: the United Kingdom, the United States, France and the Netherlands, and of all the territories in the area. In every group there are experts on every phase of trade and industry, agriculture and vocational training. The conference, a first to be held in British territory since the AngloAmerican Caribbean Commission became the Caribbean Commission, is formally opened by Governor Hugh Foot, who made a speech of welcome in which he stresses the beneficial aspects of the new concept in international relationships in the Caribbean which have been developed over the past few years.
–The Gleaner Archives