Journal 10/23/1981 P1 Mili election found improper The Appellate Division of the High Court has directed that an order be issued for a new election for the Nitijela seat for Mili. Chuji Chutaro, who lost in 1979 by six votes to Alee Alik, challenged the election because 21 persons voted who were not on the […]
Journal 10/16/1981 P2 $24M budget for FY1982 The Nitijela Appropriation bill for FY1982 proposed by Minister of Finance Atjang Paul (Ailinglaplap) shows an anticipated $24.7 million for the fiscal year beginning October 14. Revenue comes from four sources: local revenues, US grant general funds, special US agency grants, and foreign aid from Japan. Paul commended […]
Journal 10/9/1981 P3 Hospital design contracted The Cabinet has approved a $50,000 contract with Panelfab International for design of the new Majuro hospital. The government announcement said leases for land in Delap would be signed within a month. Approximately $8.4 million was appropriated for the hospital by the US Congress. P5 About Ailinglaplap by Mary […]
Journal 10/2/1981 P1 Nitijela keeps per diem for absentees Nitijela September 30 killed a bill which would have cut off per diem for members who are absent without an excuse. Bill sponsor Lae Senator Jimmy Akeang said he introduced the bill for Nitijela’s own good.
Journal 9/25/1981 P1 Reagan approves Compact US President Ronald Reagan approved the draft Compact of Free Association September 22, according to a special radio broadcast by President Amata Kabua. Government sources said Scott Stege, Trust Territory liaison officer on Kwajalein, phoned with the news.
Journal 9/18/1981 P1 Ground broken for hotel A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nauru hotel in Majuro took place September 16 outside the Eastern Gateway Hotel.
Journal 9/11/1981 P1 President proposes atolls for nuclear waste Pacific islanders, apparently joined by Japanese officials, remained opposed to what at first looked like an amicable compromise to their dispute over Japanese plans to dump low-level nuclear wastes in the ocean. During a session of the third annual conference of the Association of Chief Executives […]
Journal 9/4/1981 P4 Graduates Larry Muller and Ried Shoniber, two young Celestial Navigation graduates from Majuro, were presented with the Pacific Maritime Academy diplomas by Dr. John Craven, Marine Affairs Coordinator, State of Hawaii. Both of them will be heading back to the Academy this month to continue their schooling for Pacific Island Merchant Marine […]
Journal 8/28/1981 P1 Fire! The government’s main administration building burned to the ground before dawn August 24. The 35-year-old US Navy built quonset housed the Chief Secretary, the Attorney General, the Auditor General, Finance, Immigration, Social Security, Revenue and the Marshall Islands Credit Union. Two nearby government warehouses were also destroyed in the fire. “We […]
Journal 8/21/1981 P1 Teachers object to contract plan A hearing on controversial contracts for all elementary and high school teachers ended abruptly August 15 at Marshall Islands High School cafeteria when it was apparent the teachers did not like the idea that they would be on one-year contracts while other government workers would continue on […]