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MOH is in a drug crisis

MOH is in a drug crisis

Journal 1/28/1977 P1 Afraid to talk US Central Intelligence Agency officials testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee January 24 on charges that the CIA spied on delegates from Micronesia who were negotiating political status relations with the United States. William Colby, a former CIA Director, and E. Henry Knock, the Acting Director until President Carter […]

EPA, MALGov trap flies

EPA, MALGov trap flies

Journal 1/24/1975 P1 Nakayama’s address underlines major problems facing Micronesia “What are we going to do for the people of Micronesia?” said Senate President Tosiwo Nakayama in a dramatic departure from the Kennedy standard phrasing. The question was asked during the opening week of the newly convened Sixth Congress of Micronesia in Saipan. Nakayama added […]

Kessai promises credibility

Kessai promises credibility

Journal 1/11/1972 P1 Kabua suspicious of ‘fish study’ motive Congress of Micronesia President Amata Kabua has expressed reservations about a proposed US National Fisheries Services plan to dispatch a large Hawaiian-style tuna fishing boat to the Marshall Islands. According to Kabua, no consultation was made with the people of the Marshalls. “Apparently a Hawaiian fishing […]

Kessai elected new President

Kessai elected new President

Journal 1/4/1974 P2 Hey! Majuro’s gone one — a real 24-hour place. Name’s Zackius’ Restaurant. Like 3am? We’re open. For the guys at the hospital, the police on patrol, the graveyard shit at the power plant and little hungry you, after late night powering, partying or dancing. P2 Micronesian float in Rose Bowl parade Micronesia […]

Capital building cracks

Capital building cracks

Journal 12/31/1974 P1 ICA plan for ‘reformulation’ would fatally distort distinguishing values of the islands A “Comprehensive Human Development Plan” for the Marshall Islands was recently prepared for public release in Majuro by a Chicago-based organization called the Institute for Cultural Affairs (ICA). The plan is a sweeping, ambitious formula for crash economic development in […]

Only 50,865 in Marshalls

Only 50,865 in Marshalls

Journal 12/23/1977 P10 Ponape pepper project dropped The president of Speciality Brands Incorporated, a San Francisco based company, announced recently his company is dropping plans to boost cultivation of the Ponape pepper project citing lack of necessary labor to man the size of project contemplated. In a November 28 letter to High Commissioner Adrian Winkel, […]

Laura to Rita jeptas are on

Laura to Rita jeptas are on

Journal 12/3/1976 P1 Micronesia: World’s biggest exclusive ocean economic zone? Elected and traditional leaders from Truk, Ponape, Kusaie, Marshalls, Yap and Palau are attending the first Micronesian Conference of Law of the Sea. Despite differences over the issue of future political status, one question remains: Can the districts agree on a common position on Law […]

Isaac’s daily performance

Isaac’s daily performance

Journal 11/19/1976 P2 Hawaiian police to administer impartial law in territory Honolulu Police Department officers will soon be hired to help improve the police system in the Trust Territory. Police Major John Yee of HPD discussed with the Acting High Commissioner Peter Coleman and Public Safety Chief Manny Sablan, plan to recruit 11 police advisers […]