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Rice crisis hits Majuro

Rice crisis hits Majuro

Journal 6/12/1987 P3 PIC hires most youth everLater this month, 450 youth will be busy at summer jobs thanks to the Private Industry Council (PIC) which approved the jobs on Majuro, Ebeye, Kwajalein and the outer islands. It is the most ever provided by the PIC, which runs the annual summer job program. P11 MIHS […]

New tourist destination?

New tourist destination?

Journal 6/5/1987 P2 Shoplifting on riseAn increase in shoplifting has been noted by island retailer Robert Reimers Enterprises, and although some of the culprits are being apprehended by no means are all deft-of-hands being intercepted. Quite a few discarded items of clothes have been discovered of late in their Majuro downtown store, evidence that switched […]

Farewell to the Cabrals

Farewell to the Cabrals

Journal 5/29/1987 P1 Tackling suicidesIt was not long ago that nobody wanted to talk about the suicide problem in the Marshall Islands. But a workshop here last week attended by nearly 60 people showed that it is an issue that people are not just concerned with — they want to take action, too. Various ministries, […]

Iakwe to Aloha Airlines

Iakwe to Aloha Airlines

Journal 5/15/1987 P5 MCAA gradsMarie Maddison congratulated sewing and restaurant trainees who completed the Marshalls Community Action Agency-sponsored programs last week. The sewing group: Bina Enos, Dasey Konou, Alice Biranij, Ajlok Rang, Atmina Jekken, Waire Ajen, Joni Anni, Cathy Mejen, Sentina Jack, Josephin Clanton, Nejuon Morikawa and Martha Ertin. The restaurant trainee grads: Monulej Bobo, […]

WAM revives ancient art

WAM revives ancient art

Journal5/8/1987 P18 Wally’s ‘grander’ tops Jackpot Fishing DerbySports fishermen often use the term “grander” to describe a fish weighing 1,000 pounds or more. In Saturday’s Jackpot Fishing Derby, though,Wally Milne and the Lanai team pulled in a “grander” of a slightly different type. Wally’s 485 pound Pacific Blue Marlin was the highlight of the derby […]

Baptist youth win the ‘bee’

Baptist youth win the ‘bee’

Journal 5/1/1987 P1 Forced to sign 177Marshall Islands negotiators told the United States that nuclear claims should be settled with individual Marshallese claimants but the US refused, using economic leverage and incentives in the Compact to get the Marshall Islands government to approve the Compact nuclear claims settlement with espousal, said Minister of Health Tony […]

Biggest news since Bravo

Biggest news since Bravo

Journal 4/24/1987 P18 Youth OptionsOver a dozen young boys are taking a brush up course in elementary English and math at the Private Industry Council/Marshalls Community Action Agency Youth Options Center in Uliga. After school in the morning, the boys are learning the fine art of net mending from instructor Ring Nook. This is just […]

Cleaning up Enewetak $

Cleaning up Enewetak $

Journal 4/17/1987 P3 Best in the westMajuro’s weather station men are the best in the west. The Pacific region director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Richard Hagemeyer presented them with the “Surface Observatory of the Year” award at a ceremony last week at the Chief Secretary’s office. Hagemeyer presented a plaque to weather […]

Ting Hong going going

Ting Hong going going

Journal 4/10/1987 P17 Chamber debate sparkedLast week’s announcement of a new gross revenue tax law sparked debate during Monday’s Chamber of Commerce meeting, with the Chamber agreeing that it will look into the possibility of filing a constitutional challenge to the legislation. Several businesses expressed concern that the law had been passed by Nitijela without […]

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