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Tons of tuna fly overseas

Tons of tuna fly overseas

Journal 12/17/1981 P1 $4 Billion Radiation victims sue laboratories: More than 4,000 Marshall Islanders have file a $4 billion suit against several nuclear science and weapons laboratories, claiming they were negligent in caring for the islanders during nuclear tests in the 1950s, according to a UPI story in the Pacific Daily News. The suit was […]

Ujae building a voyaging canoe

Ujae building a voyaging canoe

Journal 12/4/1981 P1 Domnick wins Maloelap Secretary of Public Works Charles Takao Domnick is unofficially Nitijela’s newest member by winning the Maloelap seat, formerly held by late Vice Speaker Namo Hermios. Domnick received the most votes with 2209. Lomes McKay has 106. Michael Konelios and Biram Stege each got 102 votes.

New rules on visas to US

New rules on visas to US

Journal 11/27/1981 P1 Rice shortage ends The rice shortage is expected to end today with the arrival of PM&O’s Broadsword. The ship was delayed a week because it had been bunkered in Oakland with the wrong fuel. Meanwhile, businesses were down to selling accumulated broken rice bags. P1 Power returning to normal slowly After a […]

US government sued for billions

US government sued for billions

Journal 11/20/1981 P1 US government sued for $6 billion The Marshall Islands Atomic Testing Litigation Project (MIATLP) filed lawsuits against the US government in September asking $6 billion in compensation for damage to 15 atolls and islands, according to Bob Cowan, one of the attorneys here on a visit to the Majuro office. P5 Leaking […]

Fish stench at Delap plant

Fish stench at Delap plant

Journal 11/13/1981 P10 High interest in Maloelap election Interest is increasing in the Maloelap November 30 special Nitijela election. Voter registration is up from 477 in 1979 to 710. Only about 300 of those voters will be casting ballots on Maloelap; the rest will be voting absentee. The candidates are: M. Biram Stege, Illiam Tartios, […]

Police ticket 58 drivers

Police ticket 58 drivers

Journal 10/29/1974 P4 Interior Plumbing and Aeronautics By Joe Murphy One confessional race in the Marshalls, more than all the others combined, is grabbing the hearts and imagination of local voters. It is the race between Carmen Milne Bigler, Hemos Jack, Chuji Chutaro and incumbent Representative John Heine. Carmen, to tell the truth, has been […]

New budget gives CMI a huge boost

New budget gives CMI a huge boost

Journal 10/16/1981 P2 $24M budget for FY1982 The Nitijela Appropriation bill for FY1982 proposed by Minister of Finance Atjang Paul (Ailinglaplap) shows an anticipated $24.7 million for the fiscal year beginning October 14. Revenue comes from four sources: local revenues, US grant general funds, special US agency grants, and foreign aid from Japan. Paul commended […]

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