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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 […]

Major tuna plan canned

Major tuna plan canned

Journal 10/8/1973 P7 Cold feet From what we gather from the most recent trip of representatives of the Marshall Islands Development Authority (MIDA) to the mainland US to ascertain the status of Del Monte’s intention to begin a fishing operation in the district, there is not much enthusiasm on the part of the giant food […]

Enemanet Express down

Enemanet Express down

Journal 10/1/1973 P9 Phone update The telephone system will be completed around November 1, 1973. A total of 98 phones will be installed, 47 of these will be used by the administration and the hospital. A few will be used by key men in the Trust Territory government, such as the Distad. The remainder will […]

$70m sent from the US to Marshalls

$70m sent from the US to Marshalls

Journal 9/24/1973 P1 Distad to follow up Del Monte Marshalls District Administrator Oscar deBrum and Marshall Islands Development Authority representative Charles Domnick left Majuro Saturday for the mainland US to reopen negotiations with Del Monte Corporation, San Francisco, concerning a planned tuna fishing operation in the Marshalls. P5 40% accuracy lauded I have noted your […]

Police destroy marijuana

Police destroy marijuana

Journal 9/19/1975 P1 Copra prices drop The Copra Stabilization Board voted to reduce the price of copra for the fourth time this year to maintain the required minimum balance of the copra stabilization fund. The fund suffered a heavy loss when the sales price of copra continued to decline on the world market. The new […]