February 10: "Financial Intelligence Unit Of The Ministry Of National Security Is Going To Be Scrapped"
1950:Arthur Kenneth Croston, lecturer in English literature at the University of Liverpool, is appointed to the chair of English in the University College of the West Indies.
1955: Abe Issa, director of the Myrtle Bank and Tower Isle hotels, is appointed representative for Jamaica on the foreign hotels committee of the American Society for Travel Agents. The committee consists of representatives from France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, England and Nassau.
1968: Peter Smith, sales manager of Industrial Gases Ltd, announces that a yearly scholarship, specifically for the study of welding, pipe-fitting and electrical installation, is to be offered by the firm. The scholarship is valued at £20.00 per annum.
1973: A new deep-water pier is to be constructed in Port Antonio. The existing deep-water pier at Folly in that town, built at a cost of $375,000, has a technical defect, and tourist cruise ships are being refused to park there.
1978: The Cuban government is to build and equip six more schools over various parts of Jamaica in a two-year programme estimated to cost US$23 million, approximately J$316 million. Three schools will be in a residential area with 300 students each. Two will be gaming schools for sports beginners with 1,000 students each, and one college for training of teachers and coaches of physical education with 300-600 students.
1982: The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Ministry of National Security is going to be scrapped. The FIU was established in 1974 by the People’s National Party government to tackle ‘economic crimes’ such as currency smuggling, income-tax evasion, imports racke-teering and customs duty fraud.
1982: A small quantity of $10, $5 and $1 coins dated 1980 are to be put in circulation through the commercial banks on behalf of the Bank of Jamaica. The coins were originally designed and minted exclusively for numismatic purposes.
1986: Minister of public utilities and transport, Pearnel Charles, tells a press briefing at his office that a new transport authority act which, among other things, will make it a legal requirement for minibuses to give passengers tickets, is being drafted.
1989: Michael Manley, prime minister-elect, says he will consider a bipartisan approach to the problems of crime, security and drug trafficking. This, he says, after members of the press corps ask whether he would consider an amnesty to bring in illegal guns.