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Suicide at Micronitor?

Suicide at Micronitor?

Journal 12/14/1973 P1 Blowing our horn Micronitor died this week, the victim of an apparent suicide. She wasn’t old as newspapers go, would have been four years old exactly come February. Friends of the bygone forerunner of Micronesian journalism have expressed legitimate concern for the passing of what many readers claimed was always a lively […]

UFOs land on Bikini

UFOs land on Bikini

Journal 12/3/1976 P10 Marshalls Status Commission moves to include opposition Marshall Islands District Administrator Oscar deBrum named Congressman Ekpap Silk to a vacancy on the Marshall Islands Political Status Commission created by the resignation last week of Marshalls Education Director Kinja Andrike. The appointment of Congressman Silk, a veteran political status negotiator who had been […]

Rad cleanup underway

Rad cleanup underway

Journal 25, 1977 P1 US courts reject Kwajalein case Marshall Islanders will get no help from the US Supreme Court in their claim that the Navy took Roi-Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, from them without adequate payment for use in the Kwajalein Missile Range, Gannett News Service reports. The court October 3 declined to review a […]

Ebon to finally get runway

Ebon to finally get runway

Journal 11/14/1975 P1 Unity can survive “There is no such thing as disunity in Micronesia.” With these words, Micronesian Constitutional Convention delegates Luke Tman of Yap told Micronesian university students in Hawaii during a radio interview that amor issues facing the constitutional convention would be resolved this week. P7 About preservation by Mary Browning “One […]

$60m for RMI denial rights

$60m for RMI denial rights

Journal 11/5/1977 P1 Demand $60M for denial rights By Giff Johnson Several major issues highlighted the first round of renewed Micronesia-US negotiations over the future political status of Micronesia. In a key development, the Micronesians presented a proposal to the US demanding specific compensation for denying the more than three million square miles of ocean […]

Putting food in mouths

Putting food in mouths

Journal 10/25/1979 P2 USDA must be stopped in the capital Ever since it was uncovered that more people than the actual population in Truk State were signed up to receive free US food, American largesse here has been considered more or less a “me too” affair — and understandably so. Certain individuals in the Marshalls, […]

Jabor: Seedbed of ‘sin’

Jabor: Seedbed of ‘sin’

Journal 10/15/1973 P4 Expert watchmakers in Marshalls Two local men, one from the Marshalls and one from Kusaie, have just returned to the Trust Territory after completing a year and a half training course at the Bulova School of Watchmaking in New York. The two men, Anju Jejjon of Majuro and Aisur Tholl, are classified […]

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