February 13: "Protesting For The Immediate Resignation Of The Principal G.F. Gayle"
1964: Kingston College (KC) and Calabar High School dominate the development meet held at the National Stadium. Lennox Miller from KC, who won both the 100 and 200 yards at the schoolboy championships last year, wins the 100 yards in 9.7 seconds, a record set by Dennis Johnson in 1958.
1969: Riot squad police from Harman Barracks, Kingston, and police officers from the Spanish Town Police Station clear the main entrance to the School of Agriculture at Twickenham Park, Spanish Town, at which a blockade has been set up by students protesting for the “immediate resignation” of the principal, G.F. Gayle.
1976: The Ocho Rios Inter-continental is considering laying off some 40 members of staff as a result of cancellation of bookings received for the months of March and April. Cancellations have cut projected occupancy for the period from 100 per cent to about 40 per cent The hoteliers blame the cancellation on “bad foreign press”.
1983: Jamaica gives a warm and enthusiastic welcome to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, as they arrive at the Norman Manley International Airport. On this day, they begin their four-day royal visit to Jamaica, the fourth in 30 years. The queen and her husband’s visit coincides with the anniversary celebration of Jamaica’s 21st year as an independent nation. A massive crowd, estimated by official count to be one of the largest ever to turn out for a visiting head of state, gives a tumultuous welcome to the Queen of Jamaica and her husband, in a continuous display of affection from the airport to King’s House.
1986: An emergency meeting involving the highest public officials and citizens in Manchester is held to deal with the sex scandal that has been rocking this community. Police raids on nightclubs and private homes have so far failed to find copies of a pornographic video film said to involve schoolgirls, the subject of a Star lead story.
2001: Of the five Jamaicans in the West Indies one-day team return from Australia. Among the foursome is batsman and right-arm slow bowler Marlon Samuels who was one of the few positives to emerge for a West Indies team, which lost all five Tests and then were swept 6-0 by the Aussies in the one-dayers. All rounder Laurie Williams, Wavell Hinds and Ricardo Powell are the others to return.