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RMI passport seller charged

RMI passport seller charged

Journal 4/4/1975 P1 Tokwa seated as Neylon gives her blessing A major crisis has apparently subsided within the Marshall Islands District Legislature with the seating last week of Tokwa Tomeing. The controversy began with a complaint by Leroij Neylon Loeak that Tokwa did not have the right to the seat since she was the principal […]

Portable Solar Oven

Portable Solar Oven

Journal 5/02/1975 P7 Marshalls’ Legislature Finishes a Nice Session The Marshall Islands’ Nitijela, characterized in its 1974 regular session as a separatist legislature fraught with tension and momentous statements has completed its recent 1975 session in a much more temperate fashion, a fashion possibly suited to the rather hectic pace of change occurring generally throughout […]

AMI, council work together on diving Bikini

AMI, council work together on diving Bikini

Journal 3/28/1975 P2 Airport land The Trust Territory Government paid private landowners $160 per acre a year for airport land. Length: 25 years, renewable, with price subject to renegotiation. P7 Murder charge in Majuro In what has been dubbed the first murder trial in the Marshals, Alex (Namar) Milne has been charged with first degree […]

Carl has his day in court

Carl has his day in court

Journal 3/21/1975 P7 Ebeye seeks help from Congress Businessmen in Ebeye are seeking help from the Congress of Micronesia to help solve their shipping problems. According to Ebeye Chamber of Commerce president James Milne, shipments to Ebeye from Japan are now transshipped or air freighted from Majuro. “We have been asking for direct service, but […]

US immigration move threatens CoFA approval

US immigration move threatens CoFA approval

Journal 3/14/1975 P1 Someone remembered Depressed by what you read generally in newspapers? Well, here’s some welcome relief: this paper has uncovered a rather nice rid-bit. The patients of Rehab Center at Majuro hospital, a facility that serves all Micronesians, are now enjoying a brand new 19-inch color television set, which was presented to them […]

Don’t give $ to local councils

Don’t give $ to local councils

Journal 2/28/1975 P9 Boat reefed A Korean fishing boat reefed near Majuro airport earlier this month and apparently will be a permanent fixture. While rumors abound on the reason for the accident, the most persistent one seems to be that the captain mis-took the airport lights for the pass entrance. There were over 20 tons […]

Coconut Cup set for April

Coconut Cup set for April

Journal 2/19/1973 P8 China joins UN mission The 1973 United Nations Visiting Mission is presently wrapping up its tour of Truk District. This mission, which has already been to the Marshalls and Ponape was joined by the highest-ranking Chinese at the UN — Tang Ming-chao, Under Secretary General for Trusteeships and Decolonization Affairs. This should […]

FEMA to the rescue again

FEMA to the rescue again

Journal 2/14/1975 P1 Ebeye suddenly discovers 30-year old equipment wasn’t a good idea after all Trust Territory High Commissioner Edward Johnston has asked the US Federal Disaster Assistance Administration to declare a state of emergency to exist on Ebeye, due to a critical shortage now existing on the island. Ebeye is the home of over […]

Mystery developments

Mystery developments

Journal 2/7/1975 P4 Mystery developments A mysterious group known only as “The Committee of 100” struck the downtown area of the district center last weekend. Left in the wake of the strike was a community bulletin board, with a note attached indicating C.O. 100 responsibility. The pattern of strikes has been running north on the […]

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