Majuro

Don’t give $ to local councils

Don’t give $ to local councils

Journal 2/28/1975 P9 Boat reefed A Korean fishing boat reefed near Majuro airport earlier this month and apparently will be a permanent fixture. While rumors abound on the reason for the accident, the most persistent one seems to be that the captain mis-took the airport lights for the pass entrance. There were over 20 tons […]

Voters stay home

Voters stay home

Low voter turnout appears to have been the norm in both Majuro and Ebeye for Tuesday’s constitutional convention election. Voting started slow and remained slow in most polling stations around Majuro. This was of great benefit to voters who did show up, as they were able to cast their votes with a minimum of waiting […]

Team Pohnpei sweeps Majuro

Team Pohnpei sweeps Majuro

HILARY HOSIA I consider myself a basketball enthusiast. Whether it’s the mini-three on three tournaments at the Jisam Kaisha Basketball Court in Rita, the veterans league in Long Island, the BOMI Ralik Ratak Shootout at the SSG Solomon Sam Sports Center in Uliga or the May Day competitions at the Jones Center in Springdale, Arkansas. […]

Majuro’s Christmas parade

Majuro’s Christmas parade

Majuro residents hit the streets in huge numbers to watch the Marshall Islands Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Saturday morning. Santa Claus (a.k.a. Alson Kelen) was busy sharing Christmas cheer along with the many parade volunteers who assisted. Dozens of floats took part in the two parades — one from Rita to the airport, the […]

Heading back to Spit City

Heading back to Spit City

Journal 10/29/1976 P6 Zeder addresses Palau Legislature Fred Zeder addressed a joint session of the House of Chiefs and the House of elected members of the Palau District Legislature last week. Zeder told legislators that “during the period I have been in my position, I have reviewed the procedures used between Washington and the Trust […]

A Range Rat’s view of Majuro

A Range Rat’s view of Majuro

Journal 10/22/1976 P1 Kusaie celebrations start January 4 The celebrations for the new district of Kusaie will be held from January 4 through 8, according to Jacob Nena, chairman of the Kusaie Transition Committee. A bill creating Kusaie as a separate district passed the Fifth Congress of Micronesia in 1974, and was signed into public […]

Majuro moves huge tuna volume

Majuro moves huge tuna volume

Majuro is the busiest tuna transshipment port in the world.  As much as 600,000 tons of tuna is now being off-loaded from purse seiners to carrier vessels a year, Parties to the Nauru Agreement Commercial Manager Maurice Brownjohn told a workshop in Majuro Monday. About 1.7 million tons of skipjack is caught in PNA waters […]

RMI biggest b-ball event

RMI biggest b-ball event

Journal 7/13/1977 P3 Fishing authority averaging one ton daily Marshalls Fishing Authority is averaging one ton of fresh fish daily now, according to Houstan Jonathan, accountant for the authority. Most of the catch recorded has been skipjack and yellow fin tuna, both sold for 55 cents a pound. According to Jonathan, the price, however, created […]