February 11: "Transform Port Royal Into A Prime Attraction"
1960: The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation receives tenders from two firms for installation of air-conditioning units at Ward Theatre. The Town Clerk, Mr Russell LeWars is studying the tenders.
1966: The Shipping Association of Jamaica is presenting a package deal before the Joint Industrial Council for the Port of Kingston in the current negotiations based on the wage claims submitted by the waterfront trade unions.
1968: Machinery for the payment of subsidy to food importers in respect of importations of baking flour, codfish, canned sardines, canned herrings and corned beef is being set up by the Government. The Government is subsidising these food items in order to keep their prices at pre-devaluation levels.
1973: The branch of the American Life Insurance Company of the United States is announcing plans for Jamaicanisation after several years of operation here. Announcing the new move by the company is the parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Finance.
1978: Norway approves a plan for financing seismic studies to map oil and gas potentials on Jamaica’s continental shelf. A Government statement states that the Norwegian firm, Geco A/S would carry out the studies.
1985: Mr Ralph Thompson is appointed executive director of the Agro 21 Secretariat in succession to Mr James Rinella whose contract expires soon. Mr Thompson, a Jamaican, has a doctorate in jurisprudence from Fordham University in the United States.
1985: Jamaica displays a fine play against Barbados when they defeat the defending champions by an innings and 45 runs in their Shell Shield encounter 40 minutes after lunch at Sabina Park. Final scores, Barbados 240 and 260. Jamaica 545 for 8 declared.
1988: A major redeve-lopment plan to transform Port Royal into a prime attraction for Jamaicans and visitors alike is under way. Mr Peter Francis, project architect at the Urban Development Corporation, tells a meeting of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Committee that much of the restoration work is going ahead although there is no need for funding.