THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 30 in the years identified:
is moving to keep the price of hams within the reach of larger number of persons this Christmas. In an interview with The Gleaner, Bustamante says he will take up the matter in the Executive Council on December 8. He says, “Retails buy hams at 5/3d and should not be allowed more than 20 per cent profit; that is, hams should not be sold for more than 6/6d a pound. This price will allow the retailers more than 20 per cent and there is little or no expense in selling hams because they are sold chiefly as whole hams.” 1954:Nelson, Everard St Aubyn
science student at the University College of the West Indies, is awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for 1955. The award is made from among eight candidates interviewed at a meeting of the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee at King’s House, under the chairmanship of Governor Sir Hugh Foot. Nelson attended Munro College for six years on a Government scholarship. 1970:bank A new Jamaican
comes into existence as the Bank of Montreal Jamaica Ltd officially starts doing business in the island. This is the latest Jamaican bank to enter the local banking field. It replaces the former branch of the Bank of London and Montreal, which had been operating here for the past 15 years. There is a branch of the bank at Half-Way Tree in St Andrew, and a new branch is being opened in the New Kingston area. 1983:George
Alphanso Headley, one of cricket’s immortals and an outstanding son of Jamaica, dies at the age of 74. A legend in his time, Headley had been ailing for many months before he slipped away quietly at his home with his wife Connie and a few close friends at his bedside.
–The Gleaner Archives