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Mau sails in on Makali’i

Mau sails in on Makali’i

Journal 2/13/1987 P1 Eye fixerThe hospital’s new laser unit was checked by administrator Skip Cole and Health Secretary Marie Maddison. Donated by the Maui Rotary Club, the machine will benefit patients with hemorrhaging of the retina. P2 Doomsday machine: Man not the bombsDennis O’Rourke, an Australian filmmaker, objects to moral sloth. His documentary Half Life […]

More babies adopted out

More babies adopted out

Journal 2/6/1987 P1 Bikini return imminent?The Bikinians take their case for a US-funded cleanup of their atoll the US Congress in the near future, and will present American lawmakers with a detailed plan for the first step in the cleanup. Holmes and Narver has prepared a design plan for the construction of a base camp […]

Kelen on ship issues

Kelen on ship issues

Journal 1/30/1987 P11 Jack replaces RalphFormer Peace Corps Volunteer and Kili school teacher Jack Niedenthal has been appointed as acting liaison officer for the Kili/Bikini/Ejit local government. Mayor Tomaki Juda announced the appointment last week. He said that Niedenthal is very familiar with Bikini programs having lived and worked on Kili for the last three […]

Kwaj worth $30m to RMI

Kwaj worth $30m to RMI

Journal 1/23/1987 P1 Copra warsOuter islanders were solely disappointed by the recent government announcement that the price of copra during 1987 would be only eight cents per pound. On Ailinglaplap, copra producers had unanimously agreed to “strike” not selling a single bag of copra during the field trip ship service in early January when the […]

Do you know a “JERK”?

Do you know a “JERK”?

Journal 1/16/1987 P1 Casinos coming?A bill to legalize gambling for foreign visitors and certain Marshallese was introduced into the Nitijela last week and debated during a public hearing Monday. Introduced by President Amata Kabua, it would legalize “gaming houses,” giving authority to the Cabinet to license and control casinos in the Marshall Islands. P1 Peace […]

Why aren’t we healthy?

Why aren’t we healthy?

Journal 1/9/1987 P1 MIATLP launches final assault for ‘nuke money’Attorneys representing Marshallese affected by nuclear testing launched a broadside attack on the United States and Marshall Islands governments position that the Compact of Free Association provides “just compensation” for the taking of lands during the 1940s and 1950s, and contend that the US cannot cut […]

Workers exodus RMI

Workers exodus RMI

Journal 1/2/1987 P1 Youth speak out on US tourTwo Marshallese youth recently returned to Majuro following an out-of-the-ordinary visit to the United States. Assumption Elementary School teacher Carmen Samuel and Assumption High senior Lotey Kiluwe went to the US as part of the “Children of War” speaking tour, which brought over 60 young people from […]

Will JAL still fly to RMI

Will JAL still fly to RMI

Journal 12/30/1988 P6 Cabinet ceremony highlights Marshalls-Japan tiesMarshall Islands and Japan both agreed to establish diplomatic relations in a ceremony that took placed at the Cabinet last week. A three-member mission from Japan presented a diplomatic letter from Sousuke Uno, the minister of foreign affairs. Foreign Minister Tom Kijiner confirmed the new relationship. Journal 12/26/1997 […]

Laura likes the light

Laura likes the light

Journal 12/26/1986P1 Sun sets on ’86: Compact, Kwajalein, malnutrition big storiesThree years of waiting for the Compact of Free Association to be implemented finally ended in late 1986 when the new agreement with the United States passed its last hurdle and went into effect. P1 A Christmas gift for Laura villageLast Friday President Kabua threw […]

Marshallese doctors here

Marshallese doctors here

Journal 12/19/1986 P1 Bing’s new Jenrok store openThe Althea Bing Company opened its new store last Saturday in Jenrok village.The beautiful new store is located across from the high school in what used to be the ABC wholesale warehouse. It compliments two other ABC stores in Rita and Delap. The company started operating April 2, […]

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