THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on December 1 in the years identified:
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