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Gleaner 180 - Scenes over the decades

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the men's 100-metre final in Moscow.
Wherever water can be found, the people rush to get some. Here, a group of people on St John's Road, Spanish Town, await their turn to fetch water from a broken main.
Jody-Anne Maxwell with coach Glen Archer after she won the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She was the first non-American to win the competition.
A scene from the Kendal train crash.
Maya Angelou is being greeted at the Norman Manley International Airport by Virginia Farris, director of the United States Information Service (USIS), Lacy Wright (centre), United States chargé d'affaires, and William Holmes, deputy director of USIS.
Vere Technical's champion sprinter Merlene Ottey shows her two medals won at the 1979 Pan-American Games in Puerto Rico to Mike Fennell, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association. Just out of school, Ottey won a bronze medal in the women's 200 metres, clocking 22.79 seconds. She then anchored the Jamaica team to a silver medal in the 4x100 metres.
Technical Director René Simoes is hoisted after Jamaica drew with Mexico in their CONCACAF final-round qualifier at the National Stadium in 1997, which marked Jamaica's qualification for the 1998 World Cup Finals in France. Looking on are Reggae Boyz Deon Burton (right) and Aaron Lawrence (centre).
Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce darts to the finish in the 100-metre final at the World Championships in Moscow.
William Isaacs (right) accompanies Motown recording star Stevie Wonder at the Norman Manley International Airport. The singer was scheduled to share a concert stage with Bob Marley and Third World.
Jamaican bowler Courtney Walsh celebrates after taking his 435th Test match wicket at Sabina Park in Kingston, setting a new world record.
Residents of Tivoli Gardens speak with the media as a Jamaica Defence Force soldier stands guard, after the Tivoli incursion in Western Kingston.
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The Gleaner has been documenting
Jamaica's history for 18 decades. Here are some of the outstanding
scenes published over the years.


A MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE - year: 1907

A man looks at what's left of a home on Harbour Street, Kingston, after the 1907 earthquake.

KENDAL CRASH - Year:
1957

A scene from the Kendal train
crash.

STEVIE ON THE
ROCK - YEAR: 1975

William Isaacs
(right) accompanies Motown recording star Stevie Wonder at the Norman
Manley International Airport. The singer was scheduled to share a
concert stage with Bob Marley and Third World.


A MISS WORLD WIN - YEAR: 1976

Cindy Breakspeare when she won the Miss World title.

A YOUNG QUEEN - YEAR: 1979

Vere Technical's champion sprinter
Merlene Ottey shows her two medals won at the 1979 Pan-American Games in
Puerto Rico to Mike Fennell, president of the Jamaica Olympic
Association. Just out of school, Ottey won a bronze medal in the women's
200 metres, clocking 22.79 seconds. She then anchored the Jamaica team
to a silver medal in the 4x100 metres.

WAITING THEIR TURN - Year/event: Hurricane Gilbert - 1988

Wherever water can be found, the people rush to get some. Here, a group of people on St John's Road, Spanish Town, await their turn to fetch water from a broken main.

MAYA IN JAMAICA - YEAR: 1993

Maya Angelou is being greeted at the Norman Manley International Airport by Virginia Farris, director of the United States Information Service (USIS), Lacy Wright (centre), United States chargé d'affaires, and William Holmes, deputy director of USIS.

BOYZ
QUALIFY - YEAR: 1997

Technical
Director René Simoes is hoisted after Jamaica drew with Mexico in their
CONCACAF final-round qualifier at the National Stadium in 1997, which
marked Jamaica's qualification for the 1998 World Cup Finals in France.
Looking on are Reggae Boyz Deon Burton (right) and Aaron Lawrence
(centre).

CHAMPION SPELLER - YEAR 1998

Jody-Anne Maxwell
with coach Glen Archer after she won the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
She was the first non-American to win the
competition.

COURTNEY MAKES HISTORY - YEAR: 2000

Jamaican bowler
Courtney Walsh celebrates after taking his 435th Test match wicket at
Sabina Park in Kingston, setting a new world
record.

THE QUEEN'S VISIT - YEAR: 2002

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles to waving crowds at Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay. The Queen, who was on the last day of her visit to Jamaica, was touring as part of her Golden Jubilee, marking 50 years as head of the British monarchy.

TIVOLI
INCURSION - YEAR: 2010

Residents of
Tivoli Gardens speak with the media as a Jamaica Defence Force soldier
stands guard, after the Tivoli incursion in Western
Kingston.

CHAMPIONSHIP RUN -Year: 2013

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann
Fraser-Pryce darts to the finish in the 100-metre final at the World
Championships in Moscow.

A BEAMING BOLT - Year: 2013

Jamaica's Usain Bolt
celebrates after winning the men's 100-metre final in
Moscow.