THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on De­cem­ber 1 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Dio­thene wrap1954:ping,

pro­duced in the form of a lay-flat tub­ing from the plas­tic ma­te­rial poly­thene, is to be man­u­fac­tured soon in Ja­maica. This is an­nounced by the Metal Box Com­pany Ltd, which has ap­plied for pioneer sta­tus for this en­ter­prise. The ini­tial use of dio­thene in Ja­maica is for the pro­tec­tion of ba­nanas in tran­sit to over­seas mar­kets against de­te­ri­o­ra­tion by han­dling, bruis­ing and dis­eases. 1969:and Tree Plant­ing Drive’ is of­fi­cially launched in the Cor­po­rate Area at a cer­e­mony in Wil­ton Gardens Area I (for­merly a part of Trench Town). Chief guest speaker of the oc­ca­sion, Min­is­ter of Hous­ing and Pub­lic Util­i­ties Wil­ton Hill, who re­cently re­named the area Wil­ton Gardens Area I, con­grat­u­lates the 4-H move­ment for tak­ing their tree-plant­ing drive to the area. 1972:The

Labour Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil com­pletes dis­cus­sions on the pro­pos­als for an In­dus­trial Re­la­tions Act and a Pub­lic Ser­vice Re­la­tions Act in a fi­nal ses­sion at the Min­istry of Labour with Ernest Peart pre­sid­ing. Draft­ing of the new leg­is­la­tion, which will re­place the Es­sen­tial Ser­vices Law, is ex­pected to be­gin this week in ac­cor­dance with in­struc­tions is­sued by the prime min­is­ter. All par­ties to the study ex­press a wish to see the draft of the new leg­is­la­tion be­fore it goes to Par­lia­ment.

–The Gleaner Archives

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