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Kwaj worth $30m to RMI

Kwaj worth $30m to RMI

Journal 1/23/1987 P1 Copra warsOuter islanders were solely disappointed by the recent government announcement that the price of copra during 1987 would be only eight cents per pound. On Ailinglaplap, copra producers had unanimously agreed to “strike” not selling a single bag of copra during the field trip ship service in early January when the […]

Do you know a “JERK”?

Do you know a “JERK”?

Journal 1/16/1987 P1 Casinos coming?A bill to legalize gambling for foreign visitors and certain Marshallese was introduced into the Nitijela last week and debated during a public hearing Monday. Introduced by President Amata Kabua, it would legalize “gaming houses,” giving authority to the Cabinet to license and control casinos in the Marshall Islands. P1 Peace […]

Why aren’t we healthy?

Why aren’t we healthy?

Journal 1/9/1987 P1 MIATLP launches final assault for ‘nuke money’Attorneys representing Marshallese affected by nuclear testing launched a broadside attack on the United States and Marshall Islands governments position that the Compact of Free Association provides “just compensation” for the taking of lands during the 1940s and 1950s, and contend that the US cannot cut […]

Workers exodus RMI

Workers exodus RMI

Journal 1/2/1987 P1 Youth speak out on US tourTwo Marshallese youth recently returned to Majuro following an out-of-the-ordinary visit to the United States. Assumption Elementary School teacher Carmen Samuel and Assumption High senior Lotey Kiluwe went to the US as part of the “Children of War” speaking tour, which brought over 60 young people from […]

Will JAL still fly to RMI

Will JAL still fly to RMI

Journal 12/30/1988 P6 Cabinet ceremony highlights Marshalls-Japan tiesMarshall Islands and Japan both agreed to establish diplomatic relations in a ceremony that took placed at the Cabinet last week. A three-member mission from Japan presented a diplomatic letter from Sousuke Uno, the minister of foreign affairs. Foreign Minister Tom Kijiner confirmed the new relationship. Journal 12/26/1997 […]

Laura likes the light

Laura likes the light

Journal 12/26/1986P1 Sun sets on ’86: Compact, Kwajalein, malnutrition big storiesThree years of waiting for the Compact of Free Association to be implemented finally ended in late 1986 when the new agreement with the United States passed its last hurdle and went into effect. P1 A Christmas gift for Laura villageLast Friday President Kabua threw […]

Marshallese doctors here

Marshallese doctors here

Journal 12/19/1986 P1 Bing’s new Jenrok store openThe Althea Bing Company opened its new store last Saturday in Jenrok village.The beautiful new store is located across from the high school in what used to be the ABC wholesale warehouse. It compliments two other ABC stores in Rita and Delap. The company started operating April 2, […]

TB a health emergency

TB a health emergency

Journal 12/12/1986 P1 RepMar slices big budgetThe biggest budget ever for the Marshall Islands was introduced into the Nitijela last Wednesday, but major program cuts in nearly every ministry forced repeated delays in Nitijela consideration of the final package as ministers battled for every dollar in the $126,136,800 budget. The Compact is providing $41 million, […]

Frank covers TOEFL fees

Frank covers TOEFL fees

Journal 12/5/1986 P1 Taking task forces to taskThat governments in Micronesia are big and unwieldy is nothing new. But if you thought the many-layered bureaucracy in the Marshall Islands was cumbersome, get a load of this one. In the Federated States of Micronesia, lawmakers have come to the conclusion that something must be done about […]

Mack takes wrong tack

Mack takes wrong tack

Journal 11/28/1986 P14 Planning commissionFor the first time, a zoning bill has been introduced into the Nitijela that would establish planning commissions to regulate, plan and control development work in the islands. Introduced by President Amata Kabua, the bill would require each local government to set up planning commissions that would regulate all construction and […]