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Registry puts on weight

Registry puts on weight

Journal 8/2/1983 P1 Nitijela opens Nearly 50 years under the Trusteeship system is a long time, President Amata Kabua said in his brief remarks this morning at Nitijela’s opening day for the final session for the year. President Kabua noted also that during this session things are going to be a little different from previous […]

Bible now in Kajin Majol

Bible now in Kajin Majol

Journal 7/26/1983 P1 Bible translation celebration held The Marshallese people on July 25 became the second group of people in Micronesia (Kusians were the first) who now can read the world’s best seller — the Bible — in its entirety in their own language. Copies of the Bible were presented to members of the Translation […]

Life on Ebeye unbearable

Life on Ebeye unbearable

Journal 7/19/1983 P4 Complete Bible translation to be celebrated The new translation of the complete Bible will be dedicated Sunday July 24 at Uliga Church. The work of more than 15 years will be dedicated at a celebration service led by the leaders of the United Church of Christ, the Roman Catholic Church, the Assembly […]

Ronnie gets his revenge

Ronnie gets his revenge

Journal 7/12/1983 P2 US seeks dismissal of suits The United States has filed briefs in the US Claims Court seeking dismissal of the claims of citizens of the Marshall Islands for half a billion dollars in damages. The Marshall Islanders claim that the government’s nuclear testing program in the islands between 1946 and 1958 caused […]

Bwiji, Ronnie vie for Cup

Bwiji, Ronnie vie for Cup

Journal 7/5/1983 P1 Are you registered to vote? Voter registration is now open for the 7 September plebiscite on the Compact of Free Association and the November Nitijela elections. Chief Electoral Officer Shiro Riklon said there are about 12,000 voters presently registered. He estimates there are 2,000 to 3,000 eligible voters who are not registered. […]

Saab 2000 marks new era

Saab 2000 marks new era

Journal 6/17/1983 P1 Marshall Islands Fishing Tournament The members of the winning billfish team in the first Marshall Islands Fishing Tournament organized by the Marshalls Billfish Club received trophies during an awards ceremony Monday night. The team: Mobe Lorennij, Maikili Tunivabea, Nokko Kabua and Wally Milne. They had a one-day haul of 2,875 pounds of […]

Postal Loss hurts locals

Postal Loss hurts locals

Journal 6/10/1983 P1 First Marshall Islands fishing tournament to be held Saturday and Sunday Tomorrow morning at least 15 boats will head for the ocean and attempt to win the first annual Marshall Islands Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Marshalls Billfish Club, which last summer won the prestigious Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament in its first […]

‘Internet’ a reality soon?

‘Internet’ a reality soon?

Journal 6/3/1983 P1 Radiation-affected people said caught between US, RepMar and the lawyers The people of the Marshall Islands, particularly radiation-affected people, are caught between three groups — the US, RepMar and the lawyers, each with different interests, Alele Museum Curator Jerry Knight told the visiting World Council of Churches radiation team. Regarding the present […]

$50m resort for Mili Atoll

$50m resort for Mili Atoll

Journal 5/27/1983 P1 Balos says new 177 worse than old one Bikini Senator Henchi Balos told the United Nations Trusteeship Council last week that the present 177 nuclear claims proposal under discussion is “even worse” than the one signed a year ago. In a departure from his prepared remarks, Balos described the 177 subsidiary agreement […]

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