The Gleaner


The following events took place on November 29 in the years identified:

1967: Progress made by Air Jamaica in the eleven month since it has bene in operation was mentioned by the chairman of the company, G. Arthur Brown, in a speech on the occasion of the opening of the company’s new offices in Kingston. Mr. Brown said that, as at March 31, Air Jamaica had operated 247 1/2 services on its New York route and had carried 49,464 passengers, divided between 24,664 northbound passengers and 24,800 southbound.

1978: Hundreds of people responded to the Bank of Jamaica 24-hour deadline for changing old $10 and $20 currency notes and converged on the Bank at Nethersole Place, downtown Kingston with sums ranging from $30 to $500. The bank had announced that November 30 will be the last day on which it will process applications to change old $10 and $20 bills, extending by 23 days the original deadline which was November 7.

1978: Government will not permit casino gambling in Jamaica, Prime Minister Michael Manley said in Montego Bay. Manley, who was addressing hotel workers and community leaders at Holiday Inn Hotel, told them, “This Government will not under any circumstances permit casino gambling in Jamaica.”

1979: Proving themselves more adept at the skills of wet-field soccer and having forces to effectively deploy their skills, Excelsior defeated Calabar 3-1 to earn their third lien in the sixteenth annual Walker Cup final at the National Stadium. They also won in 1967 and 1968.





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