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Child death high in the RMI

Child death high in the RMI

Journal 8/16/1985 P1 Time to move Urban renewal is coming to the downtown area of Majuro with the government announcing its plans to remove the dilapidated buildings knowns as the “Labor Camp” from the central business district in Uliga. The wood and corrugated metal roof barrack-style buildings have been a fixture in downtown since they […]

70 migrate for US work

70 migrate for US work

Journal 8/9/1985 P1 Marshalls hot in Fiji debut A 45-35 win over Team Kiribati in Tarawa last Saturday was a good warm-up for the Marshall Islands basketball team which is in Fiji this week competing in the Oceania Championship. In their first tournament game, Hackney Wase was hot as kimchee, dropping in 27 points to […]

Imata: Suing for smokers

Imata: Suing for smokers

Journal 8/2/1985 P1 Amended Compact sails through US House The Compact of Free Association sailed through the House of Representatives last week, nearly obtaining an unanimous vote of approval, 360-12. The Compact has now cleared what many observers believe was the biggest hurdle — the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives — in the long process of […]

Kwaj plans more layoffs

Kwaj plans more layoffs

Journal 7/26/1985P1 US smokescreen over Bravo The evacuation of Rongelap Atoll has brought into focus the conflicting views of Marshallese and US government officials regarding radiation exposure from nuclear tests. Marshallese are charging that the US deliberately exposed the people to fallout during the Bravo H-bomb test and predictably US officials deny this. But a […]

Majuro in a power crisis

Majuro in a power crisis

Journal 7/12/1985 P3 Results of fishing tournament The Third Annual Fishing Tournament saw two marlin caught the first day: One weighed in at 319 pounds and was caught by Misao Capelle’s boat Fu Manchu, the other was 184 pounds caught by Minister Atjang Paul. The second day, Ronnie Reimers landed a winning wahoo that weighed […]

AMI adds Kosrae flight

AMI adds Kosrae flight

Journal 6/28/1985 P1 AMI starts Kosrae service Air Marshall Islands General Manager John Slattebo announced the inaugural flight of the AMI 748 to Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia. The inaugural flight, joined by many dignitaries and officials, is scheduled to leave Majuro June 2. Two years ago, a proving flight to the newly […]

MEC, KAJUR are in crisis

MEC, KAJUR are in crisis

Journal 6/21/1985 P1 As Amata turns against Compact, minority party finds it appealing President Amata Kabua has notified the US government that the amendments to the Compact of Free Association now being considered by the US Congress are not acceptable to the government of the Marshall Islands. Meanwhile, the opposition party of the Marshall Islands […]

RMI coins investigated

RMI coins investigated

Journal 6/14/1985 P7 A man for all seasons The Marshall Islands Sports and Recreation Club said goodbye to one of its most dedicated members this week. Mike Musgrave wasn’t the only active member in the club. It seemed, however, that he was always available when something needed doing and worked tirelessly getting it done. He […]

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