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Jabor: Seedbed of ‘sin’

Jabor: Seedbed of ‘sin’

Journal 10/15/1973 P4 Expert watchmakers in Marshalls Two local men, one from the Marshalls and one from Kusaie, have just returned to the Trust Territory after completing a year and a half training course at the Bulova School of Watchmaking in New York. The two men, Anju Jejjon of Majuro and Aisur Tholl, are classified […]

Major tuna plan canned

Major tuna plan canned

Journal 10/8/1973 P7 Cold feet From what we gather from the most recent trip of representatives of the Marshall Islands Development Authority (MIDA) to the mainland US to ascertain the status of Del Monte’s intention to begin a fishing operation in the district, there is not much enthusiasm on the part of the giant food […]

Enemanet Express down

Enemanet Express down

Journal 10/1/1973 P9 Phone update The telephone system will be completed around November 1, 1973. A total of 98 phones will be installed, 47 of these will be used by the administration and the hospital. A few will be used by key men in the Trust Territory government, such as the Distad. The remainder will […]

$70m sent from the US to Marshalls

$70m sent from the US to Marshalls

Journal 9/24/1973 P1 Distad to follow up Del Monte Marshalls District Administrator Oscar deBrum and Marshall Islands Development Authority representative Charles Domnick left Majuro Saturday for the mainland US to reopen negotiations with Del Monte Corporation, San Francisco, concerning a planned tuna fishing operation in the Marshalls. P5 40% accuracy lauded I have noted your […]

Police destroy marijuana

Police destroy marijuana

Journal 9/19/1975 P1 Copra prices drop The Copra Stabilization Board voted to reduce the price of copra for the fourth time this year to maintain the required minimum balance of the copra stabilization fund. The fund suffered a heavy loss when the sales price of copra continued to decline on the world market. The new […]

Blowing up Enewetak reef

Blowing up Enewetak reef

Journal 9/10/1973 P1 Hiatus achieved at Roi Namur Negotiations between the US Army and the people of Roi Namur are at a hiatus — the apparent result of an unannounced departure by one of the Army’s chief negotiators, Ron Markon, Land Acquisition lawyer for the Department of the Navy. At the meetings last month, the […]

Bikini declared safe

Bikini declared safe

Journal 9/3/1973 P7 Majuro nixed for next session The leadership of the Congress of Micronesia has decided to hold its next regular session in Saipan rather than Majuro. This, in view of an earlier Joint Resolution approving of 1974 regular sessions in the Marshalls, was unfortunately necessary because of a lack of adequate accommodation to […]

Bad news for Bikinians

Bad news for Bikinians

Journal 8/29/1975 P1 Bad news for Bikini Islanders returning to Bikini Atoll may be asked to comply with additional restrictions on diet and living areas as a result of a recent radiological follow up survey conducted by the Energy Research and Development Administration (formerly Atomic Energy Commission) in June. P7 Jabwor wakens former shadow of […]

Main dump is closed

Main dump is closed

Journal 8/20/1973 P1 Distad to challenge land claimants A suit to determine the validity of a government lease on land located at the site of Majuro’s old airport is likely to be filed soon, according to Marshalls District Administrator Oscar deBrum. The controversy over the land was precipitated several weeks ago when a couple began […]

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