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$25m worth of power

$25m worth of power

Journal 2/6/1981 P1 Power plant deal signed President Amata Kabua, at a signing ceremony held in his office Wednesday, executed a loan package with Midland Bank of London for $24,899,799 to assist in financing the construction of a $25,307,798 12 megawatt power plant and six million gallon fuel tank storage farm. P1 Bible translation nears […]

Teachers to be tested

Teachers to be tested

Journal 1/30/1981 P1 Kumtak new police chief The Marshall Islands will soon have its own Marshallese police chief when Capt. Robert Kumtak assumes that position upon present police Chief H. Wally Wotring’s leaving. Kumtak has been with the police for 13 years. P7 Allen Sec. of Social Services The Marshall Islands Department of Social Services […]

Happy Hour Beer only 60¢

Happy Hour Beer only 60¢

Journal 1/23/1981 P1 Airport water catchment completed The $3.3 million expansion and improvement of the Majuro water system — catchments and reservoirs at the airport — was officially completed January 22. Secretary of Public Works Charles Domnick accepted the project for the government. P6 Mili dispensary has drug shortages With a population of just under […]

Time abusers at work

Time abusers at work

Journal 12/23/1977 P4 Nauru housewarming in Saipan The local government announced the opening date of the new Nauru Building which is near completion on Saipan. The seven-story air conditioned structure, complete with escalators, four elevators and a revolving restaurant on top, will be ready for occupancy by the end of next month. P6 Time abusers […]

Chris, Katzuo tied in vote

Chris, Katzuo tied in vote

Journal 12/21/1973 P1 The lawyers… Lawyers for the people of Roi Namur in Kwajalein Atoll have filed a suit in the Trust Territory High Court in Majuro which charges that Marshalls District Attorney Russell Walker and Trust Territory Attorney General Richard Miyamoto are withholding certain documents, files and information which defendant Walker compiled during the […]

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 […]