The fol­low­ing events took place on March 14 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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The stand down pa­rade of the Pub­lic Works Com­pany of the Ja­maica Home Guard takes place on the premises of the Pub­lic Works Depart­ment on Port Royal Street. The cer­e­mony is a colour­ful one and, in its way, is an­other sign that the war is draw­ing to a close in vic­tory for the al­lied na­tions. The Pub­lic Works Com­pany was formed i n 1941, suc­ceed­ing the Ja­maica Vol­un­teer Train­ing Corps, of which many mem­bers re­mained in the Guard. The pa­rade is un­der the com­mand of A. G. Tay­lor, who has been at the helm of the depart­ment since in­cep­tion. 1968:

The House of Repre– sen­ta­tives passes a bill for the es­tab­lish­ment of an Ur­ban Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion af­ter lengthy de­bate which lasted for the en­tire sit­ting. The bill, pro­posed by Min­is­ter of Fi­nance and Plan­ning Ed­ward Seaga, is sup­ported in prin­ci­ple by the Op­po­si­tion, led by Nor­man Man­ley, but sev­eral as­pects of it were ques­tioned and closely ex­am­ined dur­ing the de­bate. As a re­sult, there were five amend­ments to the orig­i­nal bill.


Af­ter more than two weeks of spec­u­la­tion, Fi­nance Min­is­ter Omar Davies an­nounces that Paul Chen-Young, head of the Ea­gle Em­pire, has re­signed fol­low­ing an agree­ment which will see Gov­ern­ment own­ing be­tween 80 per cent and 90 per cent of the group.

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