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Five drifters rescued

Five drifters rescued

Journal 7/17/1981 P1 Enewetak fishermen rescued Two men from Enewetak who were lost at sea in their 13-foot motor boat since June 9 were found and rescued July 9 by the MV Eagle Arrow, about 600 miles west northwest of Enewetak. Both men, Daus Ittu, 29, and Moses Abraham, 30, appeared to be in good […]

Citizenships for sale in HK

Citizenships for sale in HK

Journal 7/10/1981 P1 Floating bar coming The Nauru Local Government Council (NLGC) is planning to build a floating bar in Majuro, according to the June 10 issue of The Nauru Post. Namura Shipyard Company of Osaka is being contracted by the NLGC to fabricate an elaborate floating steel structure which will be knocked down into […]

AMI buys Saab planes

AMI buys Saab planes

Journal 7/3/1981 P11 It’s time to pay The Department of Public Works has set July 31 as the date for settlement of all past due utility bills. The Department said it will disconnect all houses with delinquent accounts after July 31. The announcement pointed out that the public owes the department $360,000. P11 Speaker visits […]

RMI is going to Olympics

RMI is going to Olympics

Journal 6/19/1981 P1 Dropout problem at MIHS graduation Amid the joy of Marshall Islands High School’s 17th commencement, graduates and education officials alike wondered, “Where are the rest?” The class of 1981 finished in ceremonies at the Uliga Protestant Church, with only 60 members, the lowest in many years. Principal Tony Jetnil was the first […]

20 students to work in Bikini

20 students to work in Bikini

Journal 6/13/2018 P1 Airport leases signed Formal signing of the leases for the proposed airport on Long Island has been accomplished, according to Mike Allen, Marshalls Land Management Officer. The lease negotiations experienced a series of complicated demands and counter demands before final agreement was reached. The negotiations will result in payment of $4,000 per […]

Is cocaine on the street?

Is cocaine on the street?

Journal 6/5/1981 P1 Enewetakese want 15-year special trusteeship The people of Enewetak want a special US Trusteeship for Enewetak for about 15 years in order to complete the rehabilitation of their atoll and to catch up with the rest of the Marshalls, according to Magistrate Hertes John. He said that a poll showed that 93 […]

Russians criticize US

Russians criticize US

Journal 5/29/1981 P1 Reagan’s Micronesia review group visits Majuro What has been called the Reagan review group left May 27 after maintaining a tight-lipped silence about their visit. “We’re just touring Micronesia,” said Ginger Lew, deputy assistant secretary of State. P7 Soviets question US At the UN Trusteeship Council meeting, the Soviet delegate took a […]

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 […]