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RMI: ‘Clean up your act’

RMI: ‘Clean up your act’

Journal 12/9/1977 P7 Interior Plumbing and Aeronautics by Joe Murphy Recently a special Committee on Resources and Development appointed by HiCom Adrian Winkel came to Majuro to meet with local authorities and businesspeople to find out what could be learned about the development desires of the Marshallese people. “We have come to see how we […]

Shipping in TT being neglected

Shipping in TT being neglected

Journal 12/3/1974 P1 Shipping in TT marked by neglect After completing a 24-day survey of shipping services and port facilities through Micronesia last week, Truk Representative Sasauo Haruo said, “neglect, a lack of funds and misplaced priorities” by the Trust Territory and US government have resulted in “an obsolete fleet, generally inadequate port facilities, and […]

US hosts Peace Corps party

US hosts Peace Corps party

Journal 12/3/1976 P5 About Edward Doane by Mary Browning The following was published in The Missionary Herald, a publication of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, February 1859, concerning the early months of mission work at Ebon. It will be remembered that Messrs. Doane and Pierson, with their wives, were left at Ebon […]

Enewetak clean up begins – finally

Enewetak clean up begins – finally

Journal 11/18/1977 P1 US courts reject Kwajalein case Marshall Islanders will get no help from the US Supreme Court in their claim that the Navy took Roi-Namur island from them without adequate payment for use in the Kwajalein Missile Range. The court declined to review a decision by the US Court of Claims, which found […]

Chamber on corruption

Chamber on corruption

Journal 11/19/1976 P1 TT-wide law of sea conference underway Micronesian leaders convened the first territory-wide conference on Law of the Sea in Truk November 15. Elected and traditional leaders from the five districts and Kusaie began the historic meeting with briefings from members of the Micronesian delegation on Law of the Sea. The delegation, headed […]

AMI gets 2 new Dorniers

AMI gets 2 new Dorniers

Journal 11/5/1976 P9 500 Nauruans to celebrate new Kusaie status About 500 natives of Nauru, the phosphate-rich Pacific island state, will travel to Kusaie early next year to help the Kusaiens celebrate their transition to full district status. Acting High Commissioner Peter Coleman said Nauru Shipping Lines will have two large vessels for the trip. […]

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 […]

Businesses reserved for RMI citizens

Businesses reserved for RMI citizens

Journal 10/15/1976 P2 A new business A new business began this past week in the Marshalls — Salvador Harris has opened a two-chair barber shop in Majuro. Staffed with a barber from Laura village, haircuts will cost $2. The shop is located just north of Momotaro’s store. Shaves may also be had if desired. P2 […]