Journal 11/20/1981 P1 US government sued for $6 billion The Marshall Islands Atomic Testing Litigation Project (MIATLP) filed lawsuits against the US government in September asking $6 billion in compensation for damage to 15 atolls and islands, according to Bob Cowan, one of the attorneys here on a visit to the Majuro office. P5 Leaking […]
Journal 11/13/1981 P10 High interest in Maloelap election Interest is increasing in the Maloelap November 30 special Nitijela election. Voter registration is up from 477 in 1979 to 710. Only about 300 of those voters will be casting ballots on Maloelap; the rest will be voting absentee. The candidates are: M. Biram Stege, Illiam Tartios, […]
Journal 10/29/1974 P4 Interior Plumbing and Aeronautics By Joe Murphy One confessional race in the Marshalls, more than all the others combined, is grabbing the hearts and imagination of local voters. It is the race between Carmen Milne Bigler, Hemos Jack, Chuji Chutaro and incumbent Representative John Heine. Carmen, to tell the truth, has been […]
Journal 10/30/1981 P1 UN Day low-key United Nations Day 1981 was in name only and little action. In fact, most people stayed home doing their own thing and did not bother to show up. UN Day 1981 will be remembered for its lackluster show compared to previous UN days.
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.