THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 25 in the years identified:
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