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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 […]

About missile base at Kwaj.

About missile base at Kwaj.

Journal 8/15/1975 P9 About the missile base at Kwajalein By Mary A. Browning “As your plane comes in to land, the radar towers, giant domes, tracking dish antennae and other structures dotting the chain of tiny islands rise up like a missile-age Stonehenge in the mid-Pacific,” writes Walter Pincus. “Visiting Kwajalein,” is the title of […]

Sheriff shuts down store

Sheriff shuts down store

Journal 8/6/1973 P7 TT to study alcohol abuse problem The Headquarters Division of Community Development reports that a contract is being prepared with James R. Leonard Associates to undertake a study on the problem of alcohol abuse in the TT and how it relates to the growing problem of juvenile delinquency. P9 Independence or statehood […]

Election fever starting in RMI

Election fever starting in RMI

Journal 8/1/1975 P1 The Chinese affair Last month a friendship began between the world’s smallest micro-state and the world’s largest nation. Hans Wiliander, a tall, soft-spoken Micronesian from the island of Tol, Truk Lagoon, stepped down from an airplane in Peking, China for a 20-day visit. His trip was the result of a meeting with […]

Locals fix their own runway

Locals fix their own runway

Journal 7/25/1975 P1 Palauan ultimatum? Loved it in Marshalls The Micronesian Constitutional Convention was confronted Friday with a tough, take-it or leave-it position from the Palau delegation. The Palau delegation will support the unity of Micronesia “if, and only if” all of their terms are included in the draft Micronesian constitution., said delegate Johnson Toribiong. […]

3,000 chicks fly in from Hawaii

3,000 chicks fly in from Hawaii

Journal 7/18/1975 P4 What They’ve Said/About the Bikinians — Again By Mary Browning. Power. The US, as a nation, has quite a lot of it. All of us, individually, have some in some circumstances and less in others. People separately and in groups use power with varying degrees of wisdom. But, one thing seems certain: […]

Likiep life is slow and easy

Likiep life is slow and easy

Journal 7/11/1975 P1 No decision yet as deadline nears With the announcement last week by the Marianas delegation to the Micronesian Constitutional convention that they would indeed participate in the ConCon, the question of the Marshalls delegation suddenly became a more spotlighted arena. On July 7, Representative Ataji Balos said in Majuro that no final […]