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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 […]

Bikinians to settle Maui?

Bikinians to settle Maui?

Journal 7/20/1984 P3 Bikinians visit Maui The relocation of the Bikini people to a 274-acre dairy in Maui is still lacking a formal “yokwe” but additional information was exchanged between the Bikinians (who were on Maui with their lawyer Jonathan Weisgall), and Milton Lai, a leader in the Waihee community, and Mayor Hannibal Tavares. Lai […]

Team XXXX Smiling big

Team XXXX Smiling big

Journal 7/13/1984 P1 2nd annual fishing tournament The second annual fishing tournament was held last weekend with 20 boats competing in the Marshalls Billfish Club-sponsored event. Saturday, Julius Capelle took the lead for total pounds with 743 pounds, Tojio Clanton brought in a 195 pound marlin, Ben Kotak led the small boat competition opening fishing […]

US upset at money abuse

US upset at money abuse

Journal 7/6/2984 P3 Robot dancing competition The big disco robot competition at Marshall Islands High School drew hundreds of fans to watch the Kamikazi team from Rita take top honors. Popping into second place was the Ebeye Street Breakers and following them closely was the King of Eagles. Miss Robot, the only girls popping team, […]

Passport Sales Halted

Passport Sales Halted

Journal 6/22/1984P1 Revenue employees get training help from Guam IRS Revenue Division employees from the Republic’s Finance Department concluded three weeks of special training this week on methods of conducting direct and indirect audits of businesses for purposes of determining whether or not individual companies are paying the correct tax. Participants in the auditing training […]

96960 loss hurts nation

96960 loss hurts nation

Journal 6/15/1984P1 Hitting bullets with bullets A missile fired from Meck Island at Kwajalein successfully intercepted an incoming missile fired at the Marshalls from California on Sunday, according to the Pentagon. Associated Press reported that the missile from Kwajalein actually struck the California missile and that the interception, which was non-nuclear, demonstrates a great breakthrough […]

Better being homeless

Better being homeless

Journal 6/8/1984 P1 New hospital ready this fall A major portion of the new Marshall Islands hospital should be ready for use this coming fall, according to hospital project manager Tony Nagel.P4 Class of 1984 Majuro Cooperative School: Joe Bigler, Shirley Davis, Wanda Graham, Eric Heine, Primrose Jones, Sharlynn Lang, Jessy Waltz. P6 Reiher fryers […]

Sea saga for lost sailors

Sea saga for lost sailors

Journal 6/1/1984P1 Rongelapese to evacuate The people of Rongelap Atoll in the Northern Marshalls are evacuating their atoll due to fear that radiation levels resulting from nuclear tests continue to cause illness and death among them. P1 Lost men return A most remarkable voyage that will sure qualify to be listed in any compilation of […]

Getting ready for elections

Getting ready for elections

Journal 5/23/1986 P1 Judge to police: Clean up your act The High Court put the police department on notice that it better get its act together or face severe penalties. Chief Justice AD Tennekone’s sharp criticism was triggered by what he said has been a consistent pattern of police being unable to get prisoners to […]

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