Back In The Day

Unemployment more than triples in twelve years

Unemployment more than triples in twelve years

Journal 6/13/1975 P1 Constitution executed for Lolelaplap A formal constitution creating a Nitijela for the islands of Lolelaplap was executed this past week in Majuro at a meeting house located near the residence of Iroij Joba Kabua, son of paramount chief Lejellan Kabua. Iroijlaplap Lejellan affixed his signature to the first formalized constitution of the […]

Facing more hardships in 2003

Facing more hardships in 2003

Journal 6/6/1975 P2 Hearing grievances The Trust Territory Personnel Board spent the past week on Majuro to review several grievance cases involving hospital personnel. After formal review sessions, the board was invited to question and answer in a session with the Marshall Islands Nurses Association. Board members on Majuro were: Boyd Mackenzie, former Distad and […]

Jerry loves coconut fuel

Jerry loves coconut fuel

Journal 5/23/1975 P11 Local company sets dividend at 30 percent There’s probably a first for the Marshalls: The Majuro Stevedore & Terminal Company at its first annual shareholders meeting announced a dividend of 30 percent of the value of the stock held by investors. The was some back and forth between attending stockholders on how […]

RMI supports passport sales

RMI supports passport sales

Journal 5/19/1975 P1 Ebeye police train The Ebeye Police Department recently completed a Police Training Academy in which 32 officers received special training under the direction of Larry Bunch, an employee of the Range Operations Coordination Division of Kwajalein Missile Range. The program was set up and coordinated by Bunch and Sato Maie, Chief of […]

Zackios, Short sign Compact of Free Association

Zackios, Short sign Compact of Free Association

Journal 5/2/1975 P1 Will Tinian have a choice? With a plebiscite scheduled for June 17, and the choices being whether to forever become an American “commonwealth” or remain part of the Trust Territory, many islanders here on Tinian feel they will be “forced” by voters on other islands in the Marianas to carry the military […]