Majuro

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 […]

Zika outbreak ends

Zika outbreak ends

No cases of the Zika virus have been detected in Majuro for two months, prompting the Ministry of Health to announce this week that Zika appears to no longer be present in RMI. At the same time, Interim Health Secretary Dr. Kennar Briand cautioned that the virus is still active in Kosrae and others islands […]

Kwaj-RMI basketball series

Kwaj-RMI basketball series

Journal 5/7/1976 P11 The Nite Life by Stoney Talking with my Australian buddy Geoff Clark who just came back from Australia, he was saying about the service on Air Nauru is really excellent, and they really using their motto, “We’ll fly you across the Pacific and give you the best service you ever come across.” […]

EPA, MALGov trap flies

EPA, MALGov trap flies

Journal 1/24/1975 P1 Nakayama’s address underlines major problems facing Micronesia “What are we going to do for the people of Micronesia?” said Senate President Tosiwo Nakayama in a dramatic departure from the Kennedy standard phrasing. The question was asked during the opening week of the newly convened Sixth Congress of Micronesia in Saipan. Nakayama added […]

Mayor Jack seeks RO machines

Mayor Jack seeks RO machines

The drought, after teasing Majuro and Ebeye with a bit of rain in December, has put its cards on the table, and it’s a winner — if you like being thirsty and not taking showers. Reservoir levels dropped dramatically during the first three weeks of January, down by about 10 million gallons compared to mid-December. […]

Private schools test high at CMI

Private schools test high at CMI

Majuro-based private schools have scored the highest marks on CMI’s annual placement tests, according to data contained in the college’s Fact Book 2015. In last year’s English placement test, Assumption High School’s 16 students taking the test had the highest percentage — 31 percent — achieving credit level test stores. Majuro Coop School was at […]