THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 25 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

1949:The

35th mayor of Kingston since John Jac­ques first oc­cu­pied the of­fice in 1802 and held it for seven years, Coun­cil­lor E. E. McLaugh­lin is robed in the scarlet and black of the city’s chief cit­i­zen, and in­vested with the heavy gold-tinted chain that is the sym­bol of his au­thor­ity, at a sim­ple cer­e­mony in the mayor’s par­lour and coun­cil room. As Coun­cil­lor Wills O. Isaacs, who as­sists the town clerk Rus­sell LeWars in the cer­e­mony, says, Coun­cil­lor McLaugh­lin is “per­haps the first min­is­ter of re­li­gion to hold the of­fice of mayor in the Cor­po­rate Area”. 1957:min­is­ter Noel Nether­sole,

of finance, and Wil­liam Seivright, min­is­ter of agri­cul­ture and lands, take their oaths of of­fice at King’s House. John Stow, act­ing gover­nor, hands them their as­sign­ments. Nether­sole re­turned to the is­land on Novem­ber 24 af­ter a visit to New York and London for fi­nan­cial dis­cus­sions on Ja­maica’s de­vel­op­ment plans; Seivright re­turned on Novem­ber 23 from the sev­enth West In­dian Con­fer­ence in Cu­raçao. All the min­is­ters have now taken their oaths of of­fice with the ex­cep­tion of Glen­don Lo­gan, min­is­ter of hous­ing and so­cial wel­fare, who is in In­dia at the Com­mon­wealth Par­lia­men­tary Con­fer­ence. Ken Clarke is act­ing for him. 1971:Com­mu­ni­ca­tions

Min­is­ter of and Works Cleve Lewis in­vites the min­is­ter of works and com­mu­ni­ca­tions of the Repub­lic of Haiti, Pierre M. Pe­tit, to see var­i­ous as­pects of de­vel­op­ment in Ja­maica. Pe­tit, who is on a five­day good­will visit to Ja­maica, pays a courtesy call on Lewis at the min­istry. He is ac­com­pa­nied by the Haitian chief ar­chi­tect in the Min­istry of Works and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Roger Male­branche; Yvon Des­rouleaux, Haitian con­sul gen­eral; and Claudette Ledan, vice-con­sul. Both min­is­ters hold dis­cus­sions on var­i­ous top­ics re­lat­ing to com­mu­ni­ca­tions in Ja­maica and Haiti. At the end of the meet­ing, Lewis presents a copy of Beau­ti­ful Ja­maica to Pe­tit, who gives him a book on Haiti.

–The Gleaner Archives

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