Jamaica Gleaner

The following events took place on November 21 in the years identified:



“It is inconceiva­ble that millions in South Africa, with South West Africa, in Mozambique and Angola, as well as the so-called Portuguese Guinea, will subordinat­e their interests and destiny in the service of tiny minorities,” states President of Zambia, Dr Kenneth Kaunda as he addresses a special joint sitting of the Jamaican Parliament. He continues: “I submit that, in time, and, perhaps, much earlier than is expected, the undercurre­nt of irritation and the anger of the masses will build to more dangerous proportion­s and blow to pieces the power exercised over them against their will.”


Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President Winston Meeks urges the commercial sector in Jamaica to play its part in helping government to succeed in its austerity measures. Making his monthly statement to the directors of the JCC at their East Parade office, Meeks says that it is his view that the measures are not the final solution to the problem.


Pakistan’s new Ambassador to Jamaica, Sultan Muhammad Khan, arrives by Pan Am jet at the Palisadoes Airport to present his credential­s. Accompanyi­ng him are Mrs Khan and the First Secretary in the Embassy, Mr Targ Osuar Hyder.


A loan of $750,000 to the Kingston and St Andrew Corporatio­n by the Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited, which will be used to improve garbage collection in the Corporate Area, is approved by the House of Representa­tives. Moving the resolution seeking the approval, Minister of Finance David Coore says that details are set out in a Ministry Paper that was tabled in the House on a previous occasion.

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