Jamaica 1999

Tuesday, October 02, 2012    

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1 Dennis Brown died on July 1. He had suffered a cardiac arrest but his official cause of death was a collapsed lung.

2 During July 23 to August 8, Jamaica competed at the 13th Pan American games, which were held in Winnipeg, Canada. They were ranked ninth with 13 medals -- three gold, four silver and six bronze.

3 The Privy Council rules on the Air Jamaica vs Charlton case -- a long-standing argument about the distribution of surplus funds of an unincorporated association when it dissolved.

4 Cheryl Clarke won the National Festival Song Competition in 1999 with Born Inna JA. She was only the second woman to achieve this feat.

5 The University of Technology, Jamaica Act 27 -- 1999, which makes permanent provisions for the establishment of the University of Technology, Jamaica, was approved by Parliament on June 8 and signed into law by the Governor General on June 29.

6 The Portland Jerk Festival franchise begins in the community of Boston, Portland.

7 Since 1999 The National Assessment Program (NAP) has utilised a variety of teaching strategies to ensure that the learning experience was more broad-based and student-centred than it was previously set for the preparation of the Common Entrance Exam.

8 Asafa Powell's eldest brother Donovan Powell was a 60-m finalist in the 1999 World Indoor Championships.

9 In 1999, the Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) assumed full responsibility for the operations of the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) .

10 There were riots in 1999 due to a 30 per cent tax increase on gasoline. After three days of rioting, the then government, the People's National Party, repealed the tax.

— Monique Jones



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