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US immigration move threatens CoFA approval

US immigration move threatens CoFA approval

Journal 3/14/1975 P1 Someone remembered Depressed by what you read generally in newspapers? Well, here’s some welcome relief: this paper has uncovered a rather nice rid-bit. The patients of Rehab Center at Majuro hospital, a facility that serves all Micronesians, are now enjoying a brand new 19-inch color television set, which was presented to them […]

Don’t give $ to local councils

Don’t give $ to local councils

Journal 2/28/1975 P9 Boat reefed A Korean fishing boat reefed near Majuro airport earlier this month and apparently will be a permanent fixture. While rumors abound on the reason for the accident, the most persistent one seems to be that the captain mis-took the airport lights for the pass entrance. There were over 20 tons […]

Coconut Cup set for April

Coconut Cup set for April

Journal 2/19/1973 P8 China joins UN mission The 1973 United Nations Visiting Mission is presently wrapping up its tour of Truk District. This mission, which has already been to the Marshalls and Ponape was joined by the highest-ranking Chinese at the UN — Tang Ming-chao, Under Secretary General for Trusteeships and Decolonization Affairs. This should […]

FEMA to the rescue again

FEMA to the rescue again

Journal 2/14/1975 P1 Ebeye suddenly discovers 30-year old equipment wasn’t a good idea after all Trust Territory High Commissioner Edward Johnston has asked the US Federal Disaster Assistance Administration to declare a state of emergency to exist on Ebeye, due to a critical shortage now existing on the island. Ebeye is the home of over […]

Mystery developments

Mystery developments

Journal 2/7/1975 P4 Mystery developments A mysterious group known only as “The Committee of 100” struck the downtown area of the district center last weekend. Left in the wake of the strike was a community bulletin board, with a note attached indicating C.O. 100 responsibility. The pattern of strikes has been running north on the […]

Fiji nurses flock to RMI

Fiji nurses flock to RMI

Journal 1/31/1975 P3 Shamed into paying? The Economic Development Loan Fund board has asked for an opinion from the TT attorney general’s office on the question of making public the names of borrowers over 90 days delinquent in pay backs. Public opinion, it is argued, would be an added inducement to force pay backs. P4 […]

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 […]