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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 […]

Lojkar resort construction finished in 6 days

Lojkar resort construction finished in 6 days

Journal 3/6/1981 P1 Ebadon Tot airfield dedicated Ebadon Island, located at the far northwest corner of the world’s largest atoll, Kwajalein, has now join the Air Age. The 2,000 foot compared coral runway of Ebadon Tot Airfield was dedicated February 28 by top officials of the Marshall Islands government, the Kwajalein Missile Range, and Global […]

US focus on baby sales

US focus on baby sales

Journal 2/27/1981 P1 Bikinians to sue US for $300 million A $300 million lawsuit for damages against the US government is going to be filed in the US Court of Claims by the Bikini people, it was decided February 15 by the 12-member local council after a marathon meeting that lasted until 4am. Jonathan Weisgall, […]

12ft waves hit Utrik and Mejit

12ft waves hit Utrik and Mejit

Journal 2/20/1981 P1 Wave threat subsides Fear of another ‘big wave’ like the ones that hit the DUD area of Majuro in 1979 swept over the Marshalls starting Saturday February 14. Sunday February 15 waves of about 12 feet hit Utrik and Mejit inflicting minimal damage as residents of Majuro and other atolls made preparations […]

Fairies to be at MIHS in March

Fairies to be at MIHS in March

Journal 2/13/1981 P1 Ebeye high blood hunt The high blood hunt in the Marshalls continued as Medex Arata Nathan and Health Planning intern Mike Mueller traveled to Kwajalein to implement hypertension screening on Ebeye. They spent a week on Ebeye training Public Health Field Supervisor Sulikau Yoshikawa and practical nurse Grace Balos Joram. P10 US […]

$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 […]