Back In The Day

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, […]

Outrigger is in business

Outrigger is in business

Journal 8/3/1984 P1 Auditor’s report to Nitijela The first semi-annual report of the Office off the Auditor General is printed and ready for distribution to the Nitijela. The report covers 21 separate assignments undertaken by the office, including one exercise by the Inspector General, Department of Interior. Among areas covered: Public Service Commission stating that […]

Korea wants Mili for hotel

Korea wants Mili for hotel

Journal 7/27/1984 P1 Headstart funding doubled Parents of young children throughout the Marshalls have a group of people to be thankful to: the new board and staff of Marshall Islands Islands Headstart, Inc. Our local Headstart program last June, in competition with over 1,600 other federal agencies, was successful in obtaining a permanent $200,000 increase […]

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