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Self interest hurts nation

Self interest hurts nation

Journal 8/24/1984 P1 Fish base groundbreaking Ground breaking ceremonies were held Wednesday for the start of the $2 million Majuro fishing base funded by Japan. Father Tom led the opening prayer, followed by speeches from President Amata Kabua, Lerooj Atama Zedkaia, Minister of Public Works Charles Domnick, Minister of Foreign Affairs Tony deBrum, and officials […]

Haley Nemra at the Games

Haley Nemra at the Games

Journal 8/17/1984 P10 Nitijela gives MIDA broad power The Nitijela gave final approval to Bill 20 to reconstitute the Marshall Islands Development Authority. The Development Authority — known as MIDA — is established as the business arm of the government. The bill gives broad powers to MIDA too promote and assist with development projects, establish, […]

Outrigger is in business

Outrigger is in business

Journal 8/3/1984 P1 Auditor’s report to Nitijela The first semi-annual report of the Office off the Auditor General is printed and ready for distribution to the Nitijela. The report covers 21 separate assignments undertaken by the office, including one exercise by the Inspector General, Department of Interior. Among areas covered: Public Service Commission stating that […]

Korea wants Mili for hotel

Korea wants Mili for hotel

Journal 7/27/1984 P1 Headstart funding doubled Parents of young children throughout the Marshalls have a group of people to be thankful to: the new board and staff of Marshall Islands Islands Headstart, Inc. Our local Headstart program last June, in competition with over 1,600 other federal agencies, was successful in obtaining a permanent $200,000 increase […]

Bikinians to settle Maui?

Bikinians to settle Maui?

Journal 7/20/1984 P3 Bikinians visit Maui The relocation of the Bikini people to a 274-acre dairy in Maui is still lacking a formal “yokwe” but additional information was exchanged between the Bikinians (who were on Maui with their lawyer Jonathan Weisgall), and Milton Lai, a leader in the Waihee community, and Mayor Hannibal Tavares. Lai […]

Team XXXX Smiling big

Team XXXX Smiling big

Journal 7/13/1984 P1 2nd annual fishing tournament The second annual fishing tournament was held last weekend with 20 boats competing in the Marshalls Billfish Club-sponsored event. Saturday, Julius Capelle took the lead for total pounds with 743 pounds, Tojio Clanton brought in a 195 pound marlin, Ben Kotak led the small boat competition opening fishing […]

US upset at money abuse

US upset at money abuse

Journal 7/6/2984 P3 Robot dancing competition The big disco robot competition at Marshall Islands High School drew hundreds of fans to watch the Kamikazi team from Rita take top honors. Popping into second place was the Ebeye Street Breakers and following them closely was the King of Eagles. Miss Robot, the only girls popping team, […]