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PHOTO FLASHBACK: The April 1975 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Jamaica

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 1:52 AM
Prime Minister of Jamaica Michael Manley greets Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi at the Pegasus Hotel on April 29, 1975, before the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Mr. Manley and Mrs. Ghandhi were among those who spoke at the opening session of the meeting.
Britain’s Prime Minister Harold Wilson (left is greeted by his Jamaican counterpart Michael Manley, in the foyer of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel shortly after he arrived for the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference on April 29, 1975. Looking on is Mrs. Michael Manley.
Among the countries represented at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference on April 29, 1975 was Gambia. Seen here on their arrival at the Norman Manley Airport is Sir Dauda Kairaba Jawara, President of the Gambia and Lady Jawara.
A firm handshake between the President of Zambia, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda and Prime Minister Michael Manley in the foyer of the Pegasus at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference on April 29, 1975.
Two tall men meet as Australian Prime Minister, Mr. Gough Whitlam (left), is received by Prime Minister Michael Manley at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference on April 29, 1975. Mrs. Manley looks on.
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The leaders of a combined population of 900 million visited Jamaica for the 1975 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. Notwithstanding that Jamaica’s prime minister at the time, Michael Manley, was the organisation’s chairman, the visit of the region’s leaders spoke to the position of Jamaica as one of the foremost countries in the Commonwealth.