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Alien list nears 1,000

Alien list nears 1,000

Journal 5/18/1984 P1 Enewetak delegation wants lump settlement from Compact A six-member delegation from Enewetak asked the US House Interior Subcommittee not to approve the Compact of Free Association between the US and the RMI until several changes are made in the portion of the Compact dealing with settlement of claims arising out of the […]

Power plant deal signed

Power plant deal signed

Journal 5/11/1983 P1 Customs officer on postal inspections Reaction to the newly instituted customs collection at the RMI main post office was heated the first day but cooled off over the next few days, reported customs officer Ira Allen in an interview. Speaking while at his desk in the rear of the post office, Ira […]

Long hair law debated

Long hair law debated

Journal 4/30/1973 P1 Salii: ‘Marshalls and Palau moves could undermine status negotiations’ The key to the success of the next round of future status negotiations, scheduled for late May, is the reaction of the US to two recent separatist moves in the Trust Territory, one in the Marshalls — the formation of a political status […]

DC-8 service discontinued

DC-8 service discontinued

Journal 4/27/1984P1 Zeder meets with Marshalls’ leaders US Ambassador Fred Zeder arrived in Majuro April 18 for a two day visit enroute to Guam for President Reagan’s meeting next week with Micronesian leaders. President Kabua is scheduled to leave Majuro on Sunday to attend that meeting. Zeder met several times with President Kabua to report […]

Presidential get together

Presidential get together

Journal 4/20/1984P1 Electricity costs reduced The RMI reported impressive savings in fuel costs for its new power generating facility in Majuro. MEC’s British-built power plant is producing electricity at a cost of 5.1 cents per kilowatt hour, a substantial savings compared with the 18-to-20 cents per kilowatt hour cost at the old power plant.P3 Amata […]

Deutz to power MEC

Deutz to power MEC

Journal 4/13/1984 P1 Traditional Rights Court ceremony for new judges The judges and clerk of the first Traditional Rights Court of the Marshall Islands were sworn in April 10 at the Majuro Courthouse. The ceremony, featuring opening of the court by High Court Chief Justice John Lanham, was followed by an invocation from Rev. Jori […]

Mayor jumps into big fight

Mayor jumps into big fight

P1 Reagan signs and forward the Compact President Ronald Reagan signed and forwarded to the Congress the Compact of Free Association for the Marshall Islands and FSM. The Reagan administration will work toward the quick securing of passage of the Compact, said US chief negotiator Fred Zeder. P1 Senators seeking to kill Compact Eleven enactors […]

ADB: Worse yet to come

ADB: Worse yet to come

Journal 3/16/1984 P3 Hotel completion by January 1985 “It will have a beautiful glass and marble facade,” according to Joe Bertoni, project engineer, who is building the new 60-room Nauru hotel. If all materials arrive on schedule, he said the structural part of the project will be complete by January 1985. Half of the rooms […]