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 […]
Journal 12/11/1981 P1 Bank opens Monday The Marshall Islands First Commecial Bank, Ltd. will open its door Monday December 13, according to Clarence Tan, president. The 11:30am ceremony will be at the bank’s offices below the Hotel Majuro. The whole areas has been drastically cleaned up in the past few weeks. P3 Enna G brings […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Journal 10/30/1981 P1 UN Day low-key United Nations Day 1981 was in name only and little action. In fact, most people stayed home doing their own thing and did not bother to show up. UN Day 1981 will be remembered for its lackluster show compared to previous UN days.
Journal 10/23/1981 P1 Mili election found improper The Appellate Division of the High Court has directed that an order be issued for a new election for the Nitijela seat for Mili. Chuji Chutaro, who lost in 1979 by six votes to Alee Alik, challenged the election because 21 persons voted who were not on the […]
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 […]