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Nitijela works on ‘blacklist’

Nitijela works on ‘blacklist’

Journal 9/2/1977 P1 From Yap with love The people of Yap District want the unity of Micronesia “at any cost,” Senator Jon Mangefel told the Senate August 26. P5 Enewetak: Radioactive junk yard for next 25,000 years Military infighting over monitoring radioactive “hot” junk for the next 25,000 years has sent ripples through the Enewetak […]

NCT issues first check

NCT issues first check

Journal 8/27/1976 P6 What They’ve Said by Mary Browning In the view of Donald F. McHenry, the problem of finding a proper political status for Micronesia has been essentially an unsuccessful effort to reconcile conflicting American and Micronesian interests. McHenry’s exploration of the problem has been published as Micronesia: Trust Betrayed, by the Carnegie Endowment […]

Minister Kijiner submits RepMar UN application

Minister Kijiner submits RepMar UN application

Journal 8/20/1976 P1 Nitijela passes Con-Con bill The Marshall Islands Nitijela has approved a bill which calls for the convening of a Constitutional Convention in the district this coming year. The bill, introduced by member Jina Lavin, provides $150,000 for the expenses of the measure and stipulates that 48 delegates will constitute the convention. Included […]

Is Billy Roberts crazy?

Is Billy Roberts crazy?

Journal 8/6/1976 P7 Elected absentees Rumors of a planned early departure and a number of late arrivals by some members of the Congress of Micronesia at the Ponape Special Session caused Yap Representative Luke Tman to say he was “extremely concerned” that one Congress member did not arrive on Ponape at all. Another member had […]

Suicide rate has gone up

Suicide rate has gone up

Journal 7/30/1976 P1 Nauru shot Key members of the Marshalls Political Status Commission went to Nauru this past week at the invitation of Nauru President Hammer De Roburt to be present on island while the South Pacific Forum conducted a meeting. While it is understood the Marshallese representatives will not be participating officially int he […]

Bikinian radiation survey

Bikinian radiation survey

Journal 7/23/1976 P1 The Mink coat Strong charges of racial discrimination were leveled at the US Army command at its top-secret Kwajalein Missile Range as Marshall Islanders testified before a US Congressional subcommittee on Ebeye July 14. Congress of Micronesia Representative Ataji Balos told the US House Subcommittee chaired by Rep. Patsy Mink (Hawaii) that […]

RMI biggest b-ball event

RMI biggest b-ball event

Journal 7/13/1977 P3 Fishing authority averaging one ton daily Marshalls Fishing Authority is averaging one ton of fresh fish daily now, according to Houstan Jonathan, accountant for the authority. Most of the catch recorded has been skipjack and yellow fin tuna, both sold for 55 cents a pound. According to Jonathan, the price, however, created […]

RMI’s first boxing match

RMI’s first boxing match

Journal 7/9/1976 P3 The myth of unity The big news on the second day of the Trusteeship Council’s 43rd session was the petition of the Marshall Islands delegation calling for the immediate separation of the Marshall Islands from the rest of the Trust Territory and for the eventual independence of the Marshalls. The delegation’s presentations […]

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