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Election fever starting in RMI

Election fever starting in RMI

Journal 8/1/1975 P1 The Chinese affair Last month a friendship began between the world’s smallest micro-state and the world’s largest nation. Hans Wiliander, a tall, soft-spoken Micronesian from the island of Tol, Truk Lagoon, stepped down from an airplane in Peking, China for a 20-day visit. His trip was the result of a meeting with […]

Locals fix their own runway

Locals fix their own runway

Journal 7/25/1975 P1 Palauan ultimatum? Loved it in Marshalls The Micronesian Constitutional Convention was confronted Friday with a tough, take-it or leave-it position from the Palau delegation. The Palau delegation will support the unity of Micronesia “if, and only if” all of their terms are included in the draft Micronesian constitution., said delegate Johnson Toribiong. […]

3,000 chicks fly in from Hawaii

3,000 chicks fly in from Hawaii

Journal 7/18/1975 P4 What They’ve Said/About the Bikinians — Again By Mary Browning. Power. The US, as a nation, has quite a lot of it. All of us, individually, have some in some circumstances and less in others. People separately and in groups use power with varying degrees of wisdom. But, one thing seems certain: […]

Likiep life is slow and easy

Likiep life is slow and easy

Journal 7/11/1975 P1 No decision yet as deadline nears With the announcement last week by the Marianas delegation to the Micronesian Constitutional convention that they would indeed participate in the ConCon, the question of the Marshalls delegation suddenly became a more spotlighted arena. On July 7, Representative Ataji Balos said in Majuro that no final […]

Unemployment more than triples in twelve years

Unemployment more than triples in twelve years

Journal 6/13/1975 P1 Constitution executed for Lolelaplap A formal constitution creating a Nitijela for the islands of Lolelaplap was executed this past week in Majuro at a meeting house located near the residence of Iroij Joba Kabua, son of paramount chief Lejellan Kabua. Iroijlaplap Lejellan affixed his signature to the first formalized constitution of the […]

Facing more hardships in 2003

Facing more hardships in 2003

Journal 6/6/1975 P2 Hearing grievances The Trust Territory Personnel Board spent the past week on Majuro to review several grievance cases involving hospital personnel. After formal review sessions, the board was invited to question and answer in a session with the Marshall Islands Nurses Association. Board members on Majuro were: Boyd Mackenzie, former Distad and […]

Jerry loves coconut fuel

Jerry loves coconut fuel

Journal 5/23/1975 P11 Local company sets dividend at 30 percent There’s probably a first for the Marshalls: The Majuro Stevedore & Terminal Company at its first annual shareholders meeting announced a dividend of 30 percent of the value of the stock held by investors. The was some back and forth between attending stockholders on how […]