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RMI Capital is crumbling

RMI Capital is crumbling

Journal 9/13/1985 P1 No big shots Down Under Pacific Royalty, Head of State, Minister of Justice, Creator of Airlines, Central Pacific Shipping power: All of these legitimate titles you could bestow on the present President of Nauru Hammer deRoburt. You could also call him hard-headed and determined, at least we think so, after coming upon […]

DUD shuns RepMar audit

DUD shuns RepMar audit

Journal 9/6/1985 P1 DUD shuns RepMar audit RepMar is taking the DUD Municipal Council to court because the local government has refused to open its books to government auditors. Earlier in the summer, Minister Kessai Note directed the Auditor General to inspect the DUD Council’s books as a precursor to joining the Laura and DUD […]

When Rita was country

When Rita was country

Journal 8/30/1985 P5 Advertisement AMI Kwaj Special $65 oneway between Majuro and Kwajalein.  P16 Book V Chap. 14 The crowd in the restaurant section of the invaded airport remained amazingly compliant and reserved, especially given the circumstance that absolutely no explanation was offered regarding their forced detainment. There were 63 individuals all told, most of […]

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 […]