February 14: "Protector Of The Creative Industry"
1950: The staff of Kingston College will be strengthened soon when Winston Roberts, now at the University of New York, takes up the post of mathematical and science master. An old boy of Kingston College, Mr Roberts took a course in agricultural science abroad and, on his return to the island, was on the staff of Happy Grove High School.
1954: Edwin Allen, BA, minister of education and social welfare, speaks against the proposed part-time or shift system in education. He explains that he is not against the experiment being tried, but he feels that it is unfair to both parent and child. He further states that if needs be, the country must draw its belt tighter to provide for education.
1963: The National Workers’ Union (NWU) emerges as winner of the fact-finding poll conducted by the Ministry of Labour at New Yarmouth Sugar Estate in Clarendon. Of the 681 workers eligible, 325 voted for the NWU.
1977: Jamaica acquires majority of the shares in the local Kaiser Bauxite Company. An agreement is signed between the Jamaican Government and Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation of the United States. The latter is the parent company of Kaiser Bauxite Company.
1985: The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) announces a programme of activities for 1985, as part of a new thrust in which emphasis will be on events taking place in the rural areas. The programme emphasises that the JCDC is not an organisation planning only for festival, but is also a “protector of the creative industry.
1988: The Electoral Advisory Committee purchases, through the Government, a ballot-printing machine for use in the preparation for upcoming elections. Professor Gladstone Mills, chairman of the ccommittee, and Noel Lee, director of elections, announces that the Government had purchased the machine and the accompanying ballot papers at a cost of $2.5 million from the English firm, De La Rue Company. Jamaica is the first to have this equipment in its electoral offices.
1991: The commissioner of the general consumption tax (GCT), Clive Nicholas, says that hotels are required to pay hotel-accommodation tax on the payments made by guests. Mr Nicholas says that the GCT would replace the hotel accommodation tax.