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Worst year in copra output

Worst year in copra output

Journal1/17/1975 P6 Interior Plumbing and Aeronautics by Joe Murphy Bob Fischel and the ICA have come out with a paper entitled “Follow-Up Report Relative to the Majuro Consult on Human Development in the Marshall Islands.” It’s nine pages long, and quite startling. It reports that the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) met with Leander Mellon, […]

RMI considers dry-dock

RMI considers dry-dock

Journal 1/8/1973 P8 Marshalls considers dry-dock Skip Caukins, a design engineer working for the Trust Territory government, was in Majuro this week studying a proposed site for a marine railroad at the Mieco Beach area. The proposed dry dock is intended to take ships up to 171 feet. According to Caukins, the Mieco Beach site […]

Parents fined for children’s crimes

Parents fined for children’s crimes

Journal 12/19/1975 P1 Spy ship off Kwajalein A Russian spy ship is cruising just offshore of a secret US missile testing range in Micronesia. The ship is attempting to monitor US top-secret defenses against atomic attack, according to United Press International. A new missile system, called Safeguard, is now being tested at Kwajalein. One Kwajalein […]

Power of postal ballots

Power of postal ballots

Journal 12/23/1977 P4 Nauru housewarming in Saipan The Nauru local government announced the scheduled opening date of the new Nauru Building, which is near completion on Saipan. The seven-story structure, completed with escalators, four elevators and revolving restaurant on top, will be ready for occupants by January 31. P6 Time abusers at work You can’t […]

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 […]