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RMI-US negotiations stall

RMI-US negotiations stall

Journal 8/16/1982 P1 Zeder reported making last try on Compact US Ambassador Fred Zeder will arrive soon in a last ditch effort to resolve Marshalls-US differences on the Compact of Free Association and the conduct of a plebiscite, President Amata Kabua told Nitijela August 13. Foreign Secretary Tony deBrum explained that there was a stalemate […]

‘Ebwe’ is not good enough

‘Ebwe’ is not good enough

Journal 8/9/1982 P5 Rep. Seiberling says no Compact passage until Kwaj issues settled Until the United States settles the turmoil on Kwajalein Atoll, the administration can forget about trying to gain congressional approval of a special Compact that’s critical to US future use of a missile testing range, a key house chairman said last week. […]

RMI declares independence

RMI declares independence

Journal 8/2/1982 P1 UN group: Independence is between Marshalls and US What can the United Nations do if the Marshall Islands just declares independence? Not much, according to the UN mission visiting chairman and Trusteeship Council President Paul Paudade. “It will be just between the Marshallese government and the United States government,” replied Paudade when […]

Ingram takes over as AG

Ingram takes over as AG

Journal 7/27/1982 P1 DeBrum: Compact talks collapsed today The Foreign Secretary of the Marshall Islands Tony deBrum says negotiations to end US administration of the territory collapsed. Speaking in Honolulu, deBrum said the US was not prepared to end its trusteeship of the islands, except on its terms and at a time of its own […]

Taxi riders ‘kakiajaj’ too

Taxi riders ‘kakiajaj’ too

Journal 7/20/1982 P1 Something new cooking at MCAA Service, food and waitressing in restaurants may be considerably better within coming months when Ione Heine’s class at the Marshalls Community Action Agency on food making completes its training. Enrolled in the class are: Ruth Tibon, Mieco Gideon, Nerilla Rantak, Hatty Bing, Analisa Tartious, Hemuj Emios, Eliwen […]

Secret testing revealed

Secret testing revealed

Journal 7/13/1982 P1 RepMar gets Kwaj TRO RepMar went back into court this weekend and obtained a new temporary restraining order (TRO) barring Kwajalein landowners from occupying or interfering with the Kwajalein Missile Range. High Court Chief Justice John Lanham’s TRO also directs RepMar to try to presuade the US to allow landowners access to […]

Teens win MBC awards

Teens win MBC awards

Journal 7/6/1982 P1 Kwajalein occupation continues The Kwajalein landowners occupying Kwajalein and other islands that are part of the Kwajalein Missile Range have increased, according to Senator Ataji Balos and other leaders. Kwajalein Atoll Corporation leaders say the protest sail-in is far from over. They say they don’t see any end to the dispute unless […]

Imada jailed at Kwajalein

Imada jailed at Kwajalein

Journal 6/29/1982 P1 KAC, RepMar and US holding talks Negotiations are now underway on Kwajalein between the US and Marshalls governments and the Kwajalein Atoll Corporation, according to the KAC office in Majuro. Ten days ago KAC members moved onto islands used by the Kwajalein Missile Range in order to protest what they feel is […]

Kwaj landowners protest

Kwaj landowners protest

Journal 6/22/1982 P1 Kwajalein landowners occupy two islands Over 200 Kwajalein landowners have peacefully occupied sites on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur islands despite a temporary restraining order obtained by the Marshall Islands government from High Court Chief Justice John Lanham in a special Saturday court proceeding. The landowners have not communicated any demands to the Marshall […]

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