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Senators slam 177 ‘espousal’

Senators slam 177 ‘espousal’

Journal 11/29/1985 P1 Espousal slammed in Senate Six US Senators went on raced before the Compact voter earlier this month stating their opposition to the Compact’s “espousal” provisions, primarily on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. In addition, Sen. James McClure, who chairs the Senate Energy Committee, said that if new claims arise in the […]

Landowners won’t move

Landowners won’t move

Journal11/22/1985 P3 KAC reclaims islands in payment protest A small group of Kwajalein landowners are not moving from their islands in the mid-corridor of the atoll, although November 14 was the date the Army planned to resume range operations after a six-week “down period.” Kwajalein Atoll Corporation attorney George Allen said in Honolulu that about […]

Jeton angers US officials

Jeton angers US officials

Journal 11/15/1985 P1 American UN official enraged by Rongelap Senator’s actions Rongelap Senator Jeton Anjain delivered stinging criticism of the US nuclear testing program and its follow up medical aid to fallout victims in a speech to the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York October 30. He accused the US […]

Big losers hope to win

Big losers hope to win

Journal 10/25/1985 P1 Majuro fishing base construction starts Majuro will soon sport a new fishing base to go with its new dock facility. Construction officially got underway this week following a formal groundbreaking ceremony last Friday. The groundbreaking barely got underway before a torrential downpour forced the speakers and spectators to run for cover. Rain […]

NCT pays some claims

NCT pays some claims

Journal 10/18/1985P6 Tabai defends pact with Russians The Kiribati-Soviet Union fishing deal “is becoming a non-issue” at home and for other Pacific island nations, said Kiribati President Ieremia Tabai during a brief stopover in Majuro last week. “The main concern I see (coming from other nations regarding the Russian fishing pact) is that we are […]

Power ration hurts Jaluit

Power ration hurts Jaluit

Journal 10/11/1985 P3 Tony tabbed to run Pacific unit New Zealander Tony Johns has recently been selected director of the New Zealand government’s Pacific Island Affairs Unit in Wellington. The office was created to work with the minister of Pacific Island Affairs. Johns was a well known figure in the Marshall Islands as the Secretary […]

Who’s selling passports

Who’s selling passports

Journal 10/4/1985 P1 UCC rift sees new Congregational Church Saying that they are dissatisfied with the United Church of Christ’s leadership int he Marshall Islands, a group of Marshallese have established the Marshall Islands Congregational Church in Majuro. The split in the Protestant Church apparently comes as a result of disagreement over church policies. One […]

Reagan slams new compact

Reagan slams new compact

Journal 9/27/1985 P1 Reagan slams new Compact for giving Marshalls too much There will be no Compact of Free Association by the much publicized October 1 deadline. It has been put on hold by the Reagan administration, which now strongly objects to the planned House-Senate amendments, which give the Micronesians too much. It is the […]

Skate-Em-La goes for gold

Skate-Em-La goes for gold

Journal 9/20/1985 P13 Going for a gold record Skate-Em-Lã, the band that won Majuro’s recent top 20 competition, has just released a new tape featuring some of their hit songs, and new numbers. Entitled “Mour ilo Aelon Kein,” it was recorded by Bill Graham and remastered at a studio in Honolulu. It is available only […]

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