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RMI angry at US decisions

RMI angry at US decisions

Journal 1/19/1982 P6 Rep Seiberling hopes for Compact in ’83 US Representative John Seiberling told the welcoming crowd at the Majuro airport that 1982 is too early for completion of a Compact of Free Association. He added that he hoped the matter would be placed on the 1983 congressional agenda. Seiberling is chairman of the […]

Women earn less than men

Women earn less than men

Journal 1/1/1982 P1 More spending, less singing Christmas and money; money and Christmas. There seems to be a correlation between the two. In the few days before Christmas, stores around the capital were crowded with shoppers, particularly at Robert Reimers store. People were buying like crazy. Taxies that normally make $15 or $20 a day […]

Ban on bingo still holds

Ban on bingo still holds

Journal 12/25/1981 P1 Chances good for bridge channel grant from Japan Majuro, 22 Dec – Chances are good that Japan will provide a grant for construction of a bridge and channel on the south side of Majuro Atoll, according to Charles T. Domnick who heads the GovMar team talking with a Japan feasibility study team […]

Tons of tuna fly overseas

Tons of tuna fly overseas

Journal 12/17/1981 P1 $4 Billion Radiation victims sue laboratories: More than 4,000 Marshall Islanders have file a $4 billion suit against several nuclear science and weapons laboratories, claiming they were negligent in caring for the islanders during nuclear tests in the 1950s, according to a UPI story in the Pacific Daily News. The suit was […]

Ujae building a voyaging canoe

Ujae building a voyaging canoe

Journal 12/4/1981 P1 Domnick wins Maloelap Secretary of Public Works Charles Takao Domnick is unofficially Nitijela’s newest member by winning the Maloelap seat, formerly held by late Vice Speaker Namo Hermios. Domnick received the most votes with 2209. Lomes McKay has 106. Michael Konelios and Biram Stege each got 102 votes.

New rules on visas to US

New rules on visas to US

Journal 11/27/1981 P1 Rice shortage ends The rice shortage is expected to end today with the arrival of PM&O’s Broadsword. The ship was delayed a week because it had been bunkered in Oakland with the wrong fuel. Meanwhile, businesses were down to selling accumulated broken rice bags. P1 Power returning to normal slowly After a […]