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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 […]

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 […]