THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 24 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - RURAL EXPRESS -

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

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