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Big Hotel plan underway

Big Hotel plan underway

Journal 3/18/1983 P1 Majuro channel bridge open The Japan Grant Project Bridge for the RMI officially opened March 15 for motorists and will be open later for small boats when the channel under the bridge is completed. Before the ribbing cutting by First Lady Emlain Kabua, there were speeches by Public Works Minister Kunar Abner, […]

Copra in real need of a fix

Copra in real need of a fix

Journal 3/11/1983 P1 Bikinians tell US Vice President they want US care A delegation of Bikinians returned today from Washington, DC where they told Vice President George Bush and other US officials that they want a home other than Kili until they can return to Bikini. Not only do they want a place other than […]

Water rationing continues

Water rationing continues

Journal 3/4/1983 P1 Alvin Jacklick new Kwaj mayor As predicted by many Ebeye restaurant goers, Alvin Jacklick has swept to victory in the Kwajalein Atoll mayoral race. Unofficial results give Jacklick 215 votes, Kunio Lemari 64 and Sato Maie 38. The top eight vote-getters for the council race are: Ned Nemra, Wilmer Bolkeim, Alee Jeadrik, […]

Water levels down to 300k

Water levels down to 300k

Journal 3/1/1983 P1 Kwaj agreement signed The Kwajalein people may finally reap the benefits of letting the Kwajalein Missile Range use their land for fiscal years 1983 through 1985. A summer of occupation of the land, numerous suits against the Department of Defense in support of the occupation, a month of negotiations in Washington, and […]

Minimum wage up by 50¢

Minimum wage up by 50¢

Journal 2/22/1983 P1 ComSat could be working by 25 Feb. Satellite voice communication could start as soon as Friday, according to Phillip Muller, deputy secretary of Foreign Affairs, who has been handling negotiations for Telex service. RepMar has declined voice service until Telex was provided also. Businesses have been eagerly singing up for the service.  […]

Cola sales up with drought

Cola sales up with drought

Journal 2/15/1983 P1 Majuro drought continues, people digging wells The drought continues and people are taking measures to get by with less water. Old well are being cleaned up and new ones dug. Cola sales are booming. City water is scheduled to be on for one hour Tuesday and then will be off until Friday. […]

Fr. Rich takes on ‘Mon Bata’

Fr. Rich takes on ‘Mon Bata’

Journal 2/1/1983 P1 Eight trainers graduate Eight women trainers on January 28 got their certificates from the Women’s Leadership Training program after almost a year of attending the program. Opening remarks at the graduation ceremony were given by Secretary of Social Services Marie Maddison. The topics discussed or studied at the workshop were food, overpopulation, […]

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