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Tuna fees pass $2 million

Tuna fees pass $2 million

Journal 5/22/1981 P3 Micro Palm to go to Fiji again Deputy Attorney General Carl Ingram and Secretary Ywao Elanzo of Transportation and Communications left Majuro May 20 on Air Nauru for Suva, Fiji. While in Fiji, they will meet and negotiate with officials of Carpenter Ltd. and Bish concerning the dry docking of the MS […]

Kwajalein expands missile testing

Kwajalein expands missile testing

Journal 5/15/1981 P9 2,000 apply for housing aid About 2,000 applications were received by the Housing Division, Social Services Department, for the $1.5 million community development block grant as part of the recovery program from the late 1979 high waves that struck DUD area. P12 AMI looking to the future The Airline of the Marshall […]

Nuclear Claims Tribunal pays out $6.1m in 436 awards

Nuclear Claims Tribunal pays out $6.1m in 436 awards

Journal 5/1/1981 P1 Japanese request nuclear waste storage The Japanese government approached the Marshalls government in early April about the possibility of using Bikini to store nuclear waste, according to Minister of Internal Affairs Wilfred Kendall. P1 Marshall Islands Alele Museum opens today After false starts and years of inactivity for one reason or another, […]

AMI’s first anniversary

AMI’s first anniversary

Journal 4/24/1981 P1 Govt seeks FAA registration for AMI aircraft Minister for Resources and Development Kessai Note, accompanied by Marshalls Attorney General Wayne Kidwell, left Majuro April 22 for Hawaii where they will meet with Federal Aviation Administration officials concerning registration of Airline of the Marshall Islands aircraft. The two government representatives will also be […]

Marshall Islands tax-free zone?

Marshall Islands tax-free zone?

Journal 4/17/1981 P9 Marshallese theology students learn they share similar problems with American Indians Three Marshallese students — Kaje Kattil, Riten Menke and Nashion Naiser — of the Marshalls Theological College discovered that Marshallese and Indian Americans have many things in common in a recent trip to the mainland. Both Marshallese and Indian Americans have […]

Fresh eggs fly to Ebeye

Fresh eggs fly to Ebeye

Journal 4/10/1981 P1 Washington trip ruined by assassination attempt A six-member Marshalls delegation to Washington, DC was a victim of the assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan, according to Senator Jeton Anjain who was leading the group. They were going to attend a news conference to have been given April 3 by the Marshall […]

Bruno’s circus is coming to town

Bruno’s circus is coming to town

Journal 3/27/1981 P1 Ailinglaplap Bakilkil airport dedicated The Bakilkil airport was dedicated March 27 in a festive and elaborate ceremony. With three planes on the airport and three ships anchored in the lagoon, it was was certainly the largest event in recent years at the peaceful island of Airok. P5 Joma Robert new JHS principal […]

Runways to be renovated

Runways to be renovated

Journal 3/20/1981 P2 Ailuk to get airfield soon One of three government landing craft utilities left Majuro last week for Ailinglaplap with personnel and necessary equipment to compact and extend several hundred feet of Bakilkil airport at Ailinglaplap. Secretary of Resources and Development Hemos Jack said after completion of the Ailinglaplap runway renovation, the LCU […]