THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on July 14 in the years identified:
The pressure of water in the Corporate Area will be reduced as of July 15. The Water Commission decides that the pressure will be greatly reduced from 9 a.m to 10 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day during a trial period of one week. The effect of this on the daily rate of consumption will influence the decision as to whether the drastic measure of locking off water should be resor ted to. A test pressure reduction from 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, until today results in a lowering of the output from the Constant Spring filter plant by one million gallons, Ac ting Chief Engineer Fraser says. The decision to reduce pressure follows a detailed review and discussion at the monthly meeting of the commission of the serious water situation resulting from the present drought, which “is the most severe that the Corporate Area has experienced in 28 years”.
Jamaica’s high commissioner in London, Laurence Lindo, formally declares open a conference on youth sponsored jointly by the Association of Jamaicans and the West I ndian Standing Conference and the Commonwealth Institute. In addition to the high commissioner’s opening address, other speakers are Jocelyn Barrow, who speaks on ‘Education and Youths;’ Joe Hunte, community relations officer for Tower Hamlets on ‘Employment, Social Problems, and Youth’; and Tony Smythe of the National Council for Civil Liberties on ‘The Police and Youth’.
A woman stands in front of the coloured aquatint etching ‘Le Hibou blasphémateur’ (1975) by Joan Miro during the press preview of the ‘Joan Miro – Poetic Worlds’ exhibition in the Avantgarde House of Art in Apolda, Germany, yesterday. The exhibition presents selected works, as well as books that belonged to the painter, who died in 1983. He was one of the most important representatives of Spanish post-war art. The exhibition starts on July 14 and lasts until September 16.