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AMI gets 2 new Dorniers

AMI gets 2 new Dorniers

Journal 11/5/1976 P9 500 Nauruans to celebrate new Kusaie status About 500 natives of Nauru, the phosphate-rich Pacific island state, will travel to Kusaie early next year to help the Kusaiens celebrate their transition to full district status. Acting High Commissioner Peter Coleman said Nauru Shipping Lines will have two large vessels for the trip. […]

Heading back to Spit City

Heading back to Spit City

Journal 10/29/1976 P6 Zeder addresses Palau Legislature Fred Zeder addressed a joint session of the House of Chiefs and the House of elected members of the Palau District Legislature last week. Zeder told legislators that “during the period I have been in my position, I have reviewed the procedures used between Washington and the Trust […]

A Range Rat’s view of Majuro

A Range Rat’s view of Majuro

Journal 10/22/1976 P1 Kusaie celebrations start January 4 The celebrations for the new district of Kusaie will be held from January 4 through 8, according to Jacob Nena, chairman of the Kusaie Transition Committee. A bill creating Kusaie as a separate district passed the Fifth Congress of Micronesia in 1974, and was signed into public […]

Businesses reserved for RMI citizens

Businesses reserved for RMI citizens

Journal 10/15/1976 P2 A new business A new business began this past week in the Marshalls — Salvador Harris has opened a two-chair barber shop in Majuro. Staffed with a barber from Laura village, haircuts will cost $2. The shop is located just north of Momotaro’s store. Shaves may also be had if desired. P2 […]

PCB bomb at Bikini

PCB bomb at Bikini

Journal 10/1/1976 P1 Mink calls for end to Kwajalien apartheid July hearings of a US Congress Committee in the Marshall Islands have resulted in a strongly-worded demand for an end to discriminatory practices at Kwajalein Atoll. Letters signed by Phillip Burton (D-California), Patsy Mink (D-Hawaii) and Antonio Won Pat (D-Guam) to the Secretaries of the […]

Bravo: They got it wrong

Bravo: They got it wrong

Journal 9/17/1976 P1 The foot in the door At the heart of the Marshalls’ separation movement is Amata Kabua. Forty-seven years old, senior Senator in the Congress of Micronesia, successful businessman and son of one of the Marshalls’ paramount traditional leaders, Amata Kabua is a power in the Marshalls. He has served as Chairman of […]

$7 million deal with ADB

$7 million deal with ADB

Journal 9/19/1975 P1 Meet scheduled on Bikini resettlement Official Washington, understandably, is in a quandary and the reason is none other than the Bikini Resettlement Project. What with a report from the US Energy Resource and Development Administration stating that additional restrictions be observed by Bikinians if they elect to return to Bikini Island where […]

Nitijela works on ‘blacklist’

Nitijela works on ‘blacklist’

Journal 9/2/1977 P1 From Yap with love The people of Yap District want the unity of Micronesia “at any cost,” Senator Jon Mangefel told the Senate August 26. P5 Enewetak: Radioactive junk yard for next 25,000 years Military infighting over monitoring radioactive “hot” junk for the next 25,000 years has sent ripples through the Enewetak […]

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