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1951: A new formula for the settling of differences between the Sugar Manufacturers’ Association and the two trade unions is worked out by the manufacturers for the confe-rence, which opens at the labour department.


1955: Vincent Henry Lawrence, JP, headmaster of the Warsop Elementary School, Trelawny, is being appointed director of the Jamaica Youth Corps Camp to be established at Cobbla, near Spaulding, in Manchester.


1960: Nine new Leyland buses consigned to Jamaica Omnibus Services arrive in the island aboard the ship Villanger, which berthed at Hanover Street Pier.


1971: The St Mary Parish Festival Committee declare its intention at the National Planning and Evaluation Committee meeting, to withdraw from any and all competitions to be held at the Ward Theatre, Kingston Festival 1972.


1983: The Kingston to Montego Bay passenger train service, which was suspended due to a derailment
on Sunday, will resume today at 3:40 p.m. The derailment, which occurred at 8:15 p.m., involved an Alcan bauxite train travelling from Kingston Kirkvine works to Port Esquivel.


1984: The Ministry of Construction will spend $ 4 million on road repairs (pothole filling) in the Corporate Area over the next 12 months. Assurance was given by construction minister, Hon Bruce Golding, following a report to him by Minister of State for Construction Robert Marsh, who inspected work in progress on several Corporate Area roads.


1997: A stormy debate ensued in the senate over an amendment to the Customs Act, which will give power to the courts to impose penalties for breaches in payment of customs duties. The Bill, titled An Act to Amend the Customs Act, is passed with a motion to change a clause defeated by an eight-to-two vote, with two senators abstaining.
 

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