THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on December 2 in the years identified:
1960:Crosswell, Alfred Noel
retired businessman and sportsman who gave lifelong service to the Boy Scout Movement, dies at his St Andrew residence at the age of 84. Crosswell was leader of the Jamaica scout contingent to England and the European contingent in 1920, 1924, 1929 and 1933. Jamaica’s decimal1968:conversion
programme, which culminates in September next year, moves another step forward when the design and nature of the new coins were announced by Edward Seaga, minister of finance and planning. Seaga, who has overall charge of the conversion programme, which is being carried out by the Bank of Jamaica, gives information about the new coins at a press conference held at the bank’s conference room. 1978:Comprehensive
Tivoli Gardens High School, with a 85th-minute goal in extra time by their roaming linkman, Delmonte Clarke, clinch a close 2-1 win over Excelsior in capturing the Walker Cup in the final played at the National Stadium. The match ends in a 1-1 draw after full-time, but Clarke scored a well-timed volley kick just at the edge of the penalty area to give Tivoli the win. 1988:appeal The 1988 kettle
is launched at the corner of Barry and King streets by talk-show host Ronald Thwaites amid the mirth of the Salvation Army Cadets Chorus and a steady stream of generous passers-by, who pause to place their donations in the red kettle and to join in the choral singing.
–The Gleaner Archives