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Mayor jumps into big fight

Mayor jumps into big fight

P1 Reagan signs and forward the Compact President Ronald Reagan signed and forwarded to the Congress the Compact of Free Association for the Marshall Islands and FSM. The Reagan administration will work toward the quick securing of passage of the Compact, said US chief negotiator Fred Zeder. P1 Senators seeking to kill Compact Eleven enactors […]

ADB: Worse yet to come

ADB: Worse yet to come

Journal 3/16/1984 P3 Hotel completion by January 1985 “It will have a beautiful glass and marble facade,” according to Joe Bertoni, project engineer, who is building the new 60-room Nauru hotel. If all materials arrive on schedule, he said the structural part of the project will be complete by January 1985. Half of the rooms […]

RMI Sends Its Big Guns

RMI Sends Its Big Guns

Journal 3/2/1984 P1 Japan to fund fish base A Japanese grant for the Majuro Fishing Base was formalized February 24 in an exchange of diplomatic notes signed in Majuro by Japan Consul General Hideji Tsukakoshi and Foreign Minister Tony deBrum. The grant from Japan is for 470 million yen ($2 million) for the construction of […]

Yacht club goes to Rita

Yacht club goes to Rita

Journal 2/24/1984 P1 Landscaping nearly complete The Delap Beautification Projet is nearing completion. The project will include over a hundred flame trees lining the old airstrip and later will include some Pacific Almond trees (terminalia), affectionately known in the Marshalls as Kotel. It has been a team effort as Public Works dug the holes, Resources […]

Amata goes for gambling

Amata goes for gambling

Journal 2/17/1984 P1 Compact problems in Congress A Gannett News Service article outlined several areas of possible difficulties expected to be encountered by the Compact of Free Association as it wends its way through the two houses of the US Congress. At a hearing of the Public Lands and National Parks Committee chairman Rep. John […]

New Delap Store Opens

New Delap Store Opens

Journal 2/10/1984 P1 Groundbreaking for Majuro Shopping Center A groundbreaking ceremony was held February 9 on the old airstrip in Delap to mark the beginning of construction of a facility named by its owners as Majuro Shopping Center. The center, which is owned by Pacific Marshall Inc., will feature a Gibson’s Department Store (similar to […]

Outrigger to come to RMI

Outrigger to come to RMI

Journal 2/3/1984 P7 Marshalls Christian High School Honor Roll 12th: Helmitha Zapty, Kotab Atnej, Kobo Manase, Hiram Glanry, Marylu Rilometo, Ishmael Thomas; 11th: Kasko Henry, Wildon Mea, Nira Matthew; 10th: Sylvia Boaz, Josana Samuel, Biti Kiotak, Ready Lalimo, Kiojur Kalles; 9th: Matan Kinore, Asen Anjerok, Joe Kemem, Albious Latdrik, Timothy Latdrik, Jack Amram. Journal 2/9/1996P1 […]

Mike is now Mr. Mayors

Mike is now Mr. Mayors

Journal 1/31/1984 P1 Alele set to record Marshallese stories Alele Museum Curator Jerry Knight returned to Majuro last week after attending a seven-week training session in Hawaii on how to make video cassette recordings and audio recording of Marshallese stories and legends. Knight will be looking to hire an assistant to help identify sources of […]

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