Back In The Day

Anju was a man to watch

Anju was a man to watch

Journal 10/15/1973 P1 Marshall Islands museum nears completion A sprawling gray structure with a yellow-green roof, supported one story off the ground by concrete posts, and with the heavy, blank look that only unpainted concrete can have — this is the new Marshall Islands museum as it nears completion at its site near Uliga Protestant […]

Drunk thief steals truck

Drunk thief steals truck

Journal 10/10/1970 P3 Stolen truck hits ship, taxi, tree… A large grey Mazda truck was stolen early last Tuesday morning. But before it was recovered by police two hours later, the intoxicated driver collided with a ship, hit another vehicle three times, ran into a new house under construction, and finally stopped after hitting a […]

977 hit with flu in Majuro

977 hit with flu in Majuro

Journal 10/3/1970 P1 Flu got you? The present influenza epidemic still has a firm grip on most of the Marshalls District. As of Thursday, all islands, except the southern islands, had reported cases of the flu, according to Dr. John Iaman, district director of Health Services. Iaman said during the past week 977 cases of […]

How to spot a real tourist

How to spot a real tourist

Journal 9/21/1984 P6 Tourist? Driving down the road I tried to define just what it was that made the tourists different from the local Americans. They wear shorts, Matt Holly was wearing shorts and he did not look like a tourist. They carry cameras, so does a reporter. It finally came to me, what the […]

RMI vehicles impounded

RMI vehicles impounded

Journal 9/7/1984 P2 Catch of the day The Marshall Islands Fishing Team took second place in the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament  at Kona. The star was Wally Milne. He caught four fish in four consecutive days. That’s a world record. He also caught the largest fish in the tournament, a 573.5 pound marlin. P3 RepMar […]

Self interest hurts nation

Self interest hurts nation

Journal 8/24/1984 P1 Fish base groundbreaking Ground breaking ceremonies were held Wednesday for the start of the $2 million Majuro fishing base funded by Japan. Father Tom led the opening prayer, followed by speeches from President Amata Kabua, Lerooj Atama Zedkaia, Minister of Public Works Charles Domnick, Minister of Foreign Affairs Tony deBrum, and officials […]

Haley Nemra at the Games

Haley Nemra at the Games

Journal 8/17/1984 P10 Nitijela gives MIDA broad power The Nitijela gave final approval to Bill 20 to reconstitute the Marshall Islands Development Authority. The Development Authority — known as MIDA — is established as the business arm of the government. The bill gives broad powers to MIDA too promote and assist with development projects, establish, […]

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