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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 […]

Alien list nears 1,000

Alien list nears 1,000

Journal 5/18/1984 P1 Enewetak delegation wants lump settlement from Compact A six-member delegation from Enewetak asked the US House Interior Subcommittee not to approve the Compact of Free Association between the US and the RMI until several changes are made in the portion of the Compact dealing with settlement of claims arising out of the […]

Power plant deal signed

Power plant deal signed

Journal 5/11/1983 P1 Customs officer on postal inspections Reaction to the newly instituted customs collection at the RMI main post office was heated the first day but cooled off over the next few days, reported customs officer Ira Allen in an interview. Speaking while at his desk in the rear of the post office, Ira […]

Long hair law debated

Long hair law debated

Journal 4/30/1973 P1 Salii: ‘Marshalls and Palau moves could undermine status negotiations’ The key to the success of the next round of future status negotiations, scheduled for late May, is the reaction of the US to two recent separatist moves in the Trust Territory, one in the Marshalls — the formation of a political status […]

DC-8 service discontinued

DC-8 service discontinued

Journal 4/27/1984P1 Zeder meets with Marshalls’ leaders US Ambassador Fred Zeder arrived in Majuro April 18 for a two day visit enroute to Guam for President Reagan’s meeting next week with Micronesian leaders. President Kabua is scheduled to leave Majuro on Sunday to attend that meeting. Zeder met several times with President Kabua to report […]

Presidential get together

Presidential get together

Journal 4/20/1984P1 Electricity costs reduced The RMI reported impressive savings in fuel costs for its new power generating facility in Majuro. MEC’s British-built power plant is producing electricity at a cost of 5.1 cents per kilowatt hour, a substantial savings compared with the 18-to-20 cents per kilowatt hour cost at the old power plant.P3 Amata […]

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