THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

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

Jamaica Gleaner - - LEISURE - – GLEANER ARCHIVES

1967:

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”.

1971:

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.

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