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AMI adds Kosrae flight

AMI adds Kosrae flight

Journal 6/28/1985 P1 AMI starts Kosrae service Air Marshall Islands General Manager John Slattebo announced the inaugural flight of the AMI 748 to Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia. The inaugural flight, joined by many dignitaries and officials, is scheduled to leave Majuro June 2. Two years ago, a proving flight to the newly […]

MEC, KAJUR are in crisis

MEC, KAJUR are in crisis

Journal 6/21/1985 P1 As Amata turns against Compact, minority party finds it appealing President Amata Kabua has notified the US government that the amendments to the Compact of Free Association now being considered by the US Congress are not acceptable to the government of the Marshall Islands. Meanwhile, the opposition party of the Marshall Islands […]

RMI coins investigated

RMI coins investigated

Journal 6/14/1985 P7 A man for all seasons The Marshall Islands Sports and Recreation Club said goodbye to one of its most dedicated members this week. Mike Musgrave wasn’t the only active member in the club. It seemed, however, that he was always available when something needed doing and worked tirelessly getting it done. He […]

Bikini Atoll dive bombs

Bikini Atoll dive bombs

Journal 5/31/1985 P1 Rongelapese clash with US ambassador The verbal sparring between US officials and Rongelap Atoll leaders escalated this week when the US ambassador to the United Nations charged that the nearly completed evacuation of Rongelap was instigated by outsiders who were misleading the islanders about radiation contamination on the atoll. Ambassador Harvey Feldman […]

Power rates go up again

Power rates go up again

Journal 5/24/1985 P1 Critical committee OKs Compact “Obviously the Compact is moving along and with key high level people in the US administration and Congress supporting it, chances are looking good it will be approved this summer,” states US Department of State Status Liaison Officer for the Marshalls Mike Senko answering Journal questions. On May […]

More need for hospital

More need for hospital

Journal 5/17/1986 P1 New hospital won’t fix healthcare “Don’t get seriously ill in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. It could be the last thing you ever do,” is the lead on a feature story in the Honolulu Advertiser about Majuro hospital. Are people exaggerating the problems when they criticize the old hospital and don’t […]

New power plant deal

New power plant deal

Journal 5/10/1985 P1 Compact hits minefield In a statement that did not mince words, a key US Congressman whose endorsement of the Compact of Free Association is considered essential to its passage asserted that “it is not in the best interests of the US to approve the Compact without change.” House Interior and Insular Affairs […]

Local Police going loco?

Local Police going loco?

Journal 5/3/1985 P1 Rongelap radiation danger exaggerated? With the Rongelap Atoll evacuation day fast approaching, US government officials have suddenly begun to pooh-pay the islanders’ fear of continued radiation exposure, arguing that the atoll is safe for habitation. “We see no radiological or medical reason to move,” said Andy Wilson, a US official who has […]

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