THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 29 in the years identified:
1944:Leon Professor Reuben
Kahn, the great bacteriologist who developed the famous Kahn Test – a blood test for the detection of syphilis, employed throughout the world – arrives in Jamaica to go over the labouratory methods employed in the control of venereal disease in Jamaica. Kahn is here on the invitation of the Anglo-American Caribbean Commission and expects to remain for about four days. 1975:sole Edward Seaga, the
nominee for leadership, returns unopposed as leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) during the close session of the 32nd annual conference of the party at the National Arena. The JLP leader, who is also leader of the Opposition, faces no challenge from the earliest stages of preparation for this weekend’s conference. While the election of leader went off smoothly amid applause from the conference floor, the election of the four deputy leaders turns out to be a keen contest. It resulted in the unseating of two of the deputy leaders, Dr Marco Brown and Dr Neville Gallimore, and the election of three party stalwarts to replace these two and Frank Phipps, the former first deputy leader, who did not stand for election. 1987:Edward Prime Minister
Seaga makes a personal pledge to the United Way of Jamaica at a handover ceremony at Jamaica House. The pledge is accepted by Peter Moss Solomon, a volunteer board member of the United Way and chairman of the organisation’s Volunteer Allocations Committee. The prime minister says that the Government is deeply committed to the United Way’s concept and the organisation. 1995:bill The long-awaited
to regulate the subscriber television (cable television) industry is passed in the House of Representatives, with Prime Minister P.J. Patterson warning current operators to remove cables they now have strung on utility poles.
–The Gleaner Archives