THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Oc­to­ber 12 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - LEISURE -

1977:Govern­ment

may soon be cul­ti­vat­ing ganja but in a lim­ited and le­gal way. A rec­om­men­da­tion to this ef­fect is likely to be one of those made by the par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee on ganja, which is con­sid­er­ing the drug and its us­age. The pro­posal is aired at the sit­ting of the com­mit­tee and gets the full agree­ment of both Govern­ment and Op­po­si­tion mem­bers. It all emerged dur­ing the com­mit­tee’s con­sid­er­a­tion of a pro­posal that physi­cians and sur­geons be legally au­tho­rised to pre­scribe ganja for medic­i­nal use.

1977:phys­i­cal A fundrais­ing

fit­ness ‘’La­p­athon’, con­ceived by Ja­maica Am­a­teur Ath­let­ics As­so­ci­a­tion (JAAA) sec­re­tary Neville Reid, will be staged at the Na­tional Sta­dium by the JAAA on the morn­ing of Novem­ber 6, 1977 with an im­me­di­ate tar­get of $15,000 and the likely par­tic­i­pa­tion of Prime Min­is­ter Michael Man­ley, sev­eral lead­ers of busi­ness, sports and com­merce and a wide range of other en­trants.

1983:Man­u­fac­tur­ers’

Ja­maica As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent, R. An­thony Wil­liams, says that the ex­er­cise on re­view­ing im­port quo­tas and li­cences, now be­ing con­ducted by the Govern­ment, is forc­ing the ma­jor­ity of some 150 man­u­fac­tur­ers to close their op­er­a­tions.

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