February 8: "150 Items Of Drugs Are Out Of Stock In Jamaica"
1948: Alteration in the price of bread by the baking trade becomes officially known to the public when the food controller issues a formal release dealing with the price of bread and counter flour. While the price is standard, the loaf has been officially reduced from five and a half ounces to four and a half ounces. It’s a smaller loaf for the same price.
1954: The appointment of L.H. Greenwood Barton, BSc, as adviser on standards for a period of two years in Jamaica is interpreted as the beginning of a new dispensation for the food processing industry here.
1966: After a long debate, one of the longest in times, the House of Representatives all but passed the Bill amending the Wharfage Law. The amendments relate to the establishments of new dock facilities at Newport West, Kingston.
1972: Sir Godfrey Agnew, clerk of the Privy Council in the United Kingdom, is now on a nine-day visit to Jamaica to advise the University of the West Indies on the revision of its charter and statutes.
1972: The proposed bus service by the Jamaica Omnibus Services between Papine and Mavis Bank, St Andrew, will commence operations. A new route between Barbican and Jacks Hill Village, St Andrew, will also begin
1976: The West Indies Shipping Corporation’s newly appointed general manager, Ackbar Ali, arrives on a four-day visit during which time he attends to matters on behalf of the corporation.
1982: Over 150 items of drugs are out of stock in Jamaica at present. Essential drugs such as anti-biotics, cardiac drugs, opthalmics, drugs for the treatment of diarrhoea, asthma and anesthetics are all out of stock.
1987: Internationally acclaimed sculptress and mother of Jamaica’s modern artistic development, Edna Manley, OM, dies in her sleep at her home, 18 days short of her 87th birthday.
1990: Dr Errol Morrison, senior lecturer and head of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of the West Indies, Mona, is named Administrator of the Year by the Administrative Management Society.