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President Julius Nyerere visits Jamaica

Published:Saturday | September 25, 2021 | 12:07 AM
President Julius K. Nyerere of the United Republic of Tanzania (left) taking a holy Communion from the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, the Most Rev Samuel Carter, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Madame Nyerere, kneeling beside her husband, also took
President Julius K. Nyerere of the United Republic of Tanzania (left) taking a holy Communion from the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, the Most Rev Samuel Carter, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Madame Nyerere, kneeling beside her husband, also took communion.
Jamaican fruits are examined by the Tanzanian President Julius K. Nyerere at Devon House when he attended a luncheon of Jamaican dishes. Telling him about the naseberry and other fruits is the Minister of Education Howard Cooke.
Jamaican fruits are examined by the Tanzanian President Julius K. Nyerere at Devon House when he attended a luncheon of Jamaican dishes. Telling him about the naseberry and other fruits is the Minister of Education Howard Cooke.
Smiles of appreciation light up the faces of President Nyerere and Madame Nyerere as he holds aloft the Jamaica-Tanzania plaque presented to him by Prime Minister Michael Manley at the National Arena.
Smiles of appreciation light up the faces of President Nyerere and Madame Nyerere as he holds aloft the Jamaica-Tanzania plaque presented to him by Prime Minister Michael Manley at the National Arena.
The Honourable Louise Bennett-Coverley, OJ, conversing with President Julius K. Nyerere of Tanzania at the Little Theatre where a performance by the National Dance Theatre Company was staged in his honour.
The Honourable Louise Bennett-Coverley, OJ, conversing with President Julius K. Nyerere of Tanzania at the Little Theatre where a performance by the National Dance Theatre Company was staged in his honour.
A section of the large crowd which lined the Harbour View roundabout  on September 14 to greet President Julius K. Nyerere on his arrival in Jamaica for the start of a four-day official visit.
A section of the large crowd which lined the Harbour View roundabout on September 14 to greet President Julius K. Nyerere on his arrival in Jamaica for the start of a four-day official visit.

A firm and warm handshake between Prime Minister Michael Manley and Tanzanian President Julius K. Nyerere as final farewells are made at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay on September 18, 1974. At left is Senator Dudley Thompson and at right M
A firm and warm handshake between Prime Minister Michael Manley and Tanzanian President Julius K. Nyerere as final farewells are made at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay on September 18, 1974. At left is Senator Dudley Thompson and at right Madame Nyerere, with Mrs Manley standing to the left of her husband.
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President of Tanzania Julius K. Nyerere paid a very active four-day visit to Jamaica in September 1974. He received a rousing welcome from the thousands which thronged the Norman Manley International Airport. Here are some pictorial highlights of his visit, from the archives.

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