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Classy RRE center opens

Classy RRE center opens

Journal 2/7/1986 P1 ‘Navigator’ sailing to Majuro The Honolulu Theater for Youth play, “Song for the Navigator,” has been captivating sold-out audiences since it began performing in Hawaii last month. Later this month, Majuro residents will have the opportunity to view the play during the theater company’s tour of Micronesia. Thanks to the efforts of […]

Ajidrik Bien passes away

Ajidrik Bien passes away

Journal 1/31/1986 P1 Ajidrik passes Ajidrik Bien, a long-time prominent business from Majuro, died this week. The Ajidrik Wholesale Company, a landmark establishment on the main road, downtown, was one of four “name” businesses. There was Molik’s, Ajidrik’s, Bilimon’s and then Robert’s. Typical of business practice in this area, the commercial activities were often flavored […]

The people have spoken

The people have spoken

Journal 1/24/1986 P1 Tarawa says ‘no’ to UK aid For the first time in its seven years of independence, Kiribati is planning its1986 budget without British economic aid. Finance Minister Boanareke Boanareke in his budget address told the parliament that one major and very important change in this year’s plan is the attainment of full […]

MIC the only place for fun

MIC the only place for fun

Journal 1/17/1986 P1 Patient-ly awaiting final touches The Mercy International hospital administrators have begun their transition phase for the move to the new hospital although construction officials were not able to give an exact date for completion of the new $8 million facility in Delap. Mercy administrator Skip Cole said their plan is to complete […]

Scout troops in the prison

Scout troops in the prison

Journal 1/3/1986 P1 Youth crime attacked Nearly 800 crimes were committed in Majuro in 1984 by young people. Although no hard statistics are yet available, by all accounts the crime rate among youth appeared to rise in 1985. The largest number of crimes in 1984 were “disturbing the peace,” but nearly 300 involved burglary or […]

New record set for RMI

New record set for RMI

Journal 12/27/1985 P4 Guinness Record from Marshall Islands Everyone has faced a pressing deadline before, and around a newspaper deadlines are a fact of life — although when the certainty of a power outage is hanging over you, it tends to make the blood pressure rise faster as the minute stick off a countdown to […]

Amata’s turning point in 1972

Amata’s turning point in 1972

Journal 12-20-1985P1 Compact flies With lightning speed not seen during the past two years of US Congressional hearings, both the House and the Senate approved identical versions of the Compact of Free Association, paving the way for final termination of the last United Nations Trusteeship. The House passed the document by voice vote on December […]

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