THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on October 12 in the years identified:
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.
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.