Back In The Day

Men face cocaine trials

Men face cocaine trials

Journal 9/25/1981 P1 Reagan approves Compact US President Ronald Reagan approved the draft Compact of Free Association September 22, according to a special radio broadcast by President Amata Kabua. Government sources said Scott Stege, Trust Territory liaison officer on Kwajalein, phoned with the news.

Kili airport ready for use

Kili airport ready for use

Journal 9/11/1981 P1 President proposes atolls for nuclear waste Pacific islanders, apparently joined by Japanese officials, remained opposed to what at first looked like an amicable compromise to their dispute over Japanese plans to dump low-level nuclear wastes in the ocean. During a session of the third annual conference of the Association of Chief Executives […]

Jenrok faces big challenge

Jenrok faces big challenge

Journal 9/4/1981 P4 Graduates Larry Muller and Ried Shoniber, two young Celestial Navigation graduates from Majuro, were presented with the Pacific Maritime Academy diplomas by Dr. John Craven, Marine Affairs Coordinator, State of Hawaii. Both of them will be heading back to the Academy this month to continue their schooling for Pacific Island Merchant Marine […]

Internet ‘cheaters’ caught

Internet ‘cheaters’ caught

Journal 8/28/1981 P1 Fire! The government’s main administration building burned to the ground before dawn August 24. The 35-year-old US Navy built quonset housed the Chief Secretary, the Attorney General, the Auditor General, Finance, Immigration, Social Security, Revenue and the Marshall Islands Credit Union. Two nearby government warehouses were also destroyed in the fire. “We […]

Billfish chaps head to Kona

Billfish chaps head to Kona

Journal 8/21/1981 P1 Teachers object to contract plan A hearing on controversial contracts for all elementary and high school teachers ended abruptly August 15 at Marshall Islands High School cafeteria when it was apparent the teachers did not like the idea that they would be on one-year contracts while other government workers would continue on […]

RMI birth rate decreases

RMI birth rate decreases

Journal 8/7/1981 P1 President Kabua: Continued cooperation with US Defense President Amata Kabua pledged continued cooperation with US defense activities at Kwajalein Missile Range during a 24-hour stopover in Huntsville, Alabama last week as part of an eight-day official visit to the United States. “We will do our utmost to protect this very important mission […]

Multi-talented man from RMI

Multi-talented man from RMI

Journal 7/31/1981 P8 Dr John to open first private medical clinic What used to be a scene of flying rocks and flying cans in every which way as drunks and not-so drunks tried to emphasize their points to each other at what used to the “Rock-O-Town Bar” is not the spot where Dr. John Iaman […]

Five drifters rescued

Five drifters rescued

Journal 7/17/1981 P1 Enewetak fishermen rescued Two men from Enewetak who were lost at sea in their 13-foot motor boat since June 9 were found and rescued July 9 by the MV Eagle Arrow, about 600 miles west northwest of Enewetak. Both men, Daus Ittu, 29, and Moses Abraham, 30, appeared to be in good […]

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