Jamaica 1986

Monique Clarke

Tuesday, July 03, 2012    

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1 UTech became a degree-granting institution which became legally empowered to conduct its affairs under a governing Council and Academic Board.

2 Louise Bennett-Coverley celebrated 50 years in Jamaican theatre. She was honoured at a special function in Canada; and the Jamaica American Caribbean Quarterly Magazine gave her a plaque for Outstanding Creativity in the Performing Arts.

3 Mallica 'Kapo' Reynolds - revivalist, sculptor and painter - received the Gold Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica.

4 Jamaica participated for the first time in the Miss Universe Pageant with Liliana Cisneros as our Miss Jamaica Universe title holder.

5 In cricket from 1986 to 1992, Jamaica won six titles inclusive of three first-class and three one-day.

6 On July 29, a public election code of conduct between the two major political parties minimised violence in the local elections.

7 Boris Gardiner topped the British National Chart with his cover of American country singer Mac Davis' I Want to Wake Up With You.

8 The Ward Theatre Foundation was formed and a lease agreement was signed with the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation to operate and manage the theatre for 25 years.

9 In boxing, Jamaican-born Lloyd Honeyghan was given the titles of WBC, WBA & IBF welterweight champion.

10 Jamaica's first female senior puisne judge, Madge Morgan, is appointed.



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