February 3: "The Children’s And Male Wards Are Now Closed"
1958: Jamaica Omnibus Services orders sixteen new buses from London to augment its Corporate Area fleet. Fifteen large-type, single-deck Olympic diesel buses and a smaller type, Comet, are expected to arrive in the island.
1968:The Government is planning to establish a revolving-loan scheme to assist fishermen in acquiring deep-sea fishing vessels. Senator C. V. Atkinson, a parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, made the announcement.
1972: A Jamaican team, which will most likely include the current Jamaica captain Easton McMorris, a former West Indies player and the current Test player Maurice Foster are among the 17 who will be taking part in the Double Wicket Cricket Tournament to be held here.
1979: A new loan scheme for small scale enterprise development is to be financed through a US$4.5 million loan made available by the World Bank. The loan scheme, which became effective, is being administered by the Premium Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of the Bank of Jamaica, and will be for enterprises with net fixed assets.
1982: Mr And Mrs Curt Adrian, pastry chefs, are the first two training experts whose services have been offered to the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association by the Canadian Executive Service Overseas arrives in Jamaica. They are assigned to Half Moon Club.
1986: Olympic gold medalist and former president of the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association, Herb McKinley, is the patron of the 1986 Comers Relays to be held at Cornwall College. The decision was taken at a planning committee recently.
1986: Two wards are now closed at the Linstead Hospital, further adding to the deterioration of service offered there. It is of the understanding that the children’s and male wards are now closed, causing great hardship to residents in and around the area.
1994: Workers at the Island Life Insurance Company are demanding a 67 per cent increase. Management is willing to give a 66 per cent increase but the workers say management has been slow in responding to their claims for increases.