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, Michael Maika Konelios, Lomes McKay, Helen Capelle, and Charles Takao Domnick.
P1 Private school enrollment up 34%; more than 4,000 students attend Private schools in the Marshall Islands are more than simply an alternative to public school education — without them, fully one-third of all elementary age students would be out of school, while about six out of 10 high school students would have no place to go.
P3 MBC teams angling for Fiji tourney win After two days of fishing the waters off Suva harbor, the two teams from the Marshalls Billfish Club are among the leaders in the sixth Carpenters Fiji International Billfish Tournament. Team one, captained by Ronnie Reimers, weighed in five qualifying yellowfin the first day to take an early lead. Rick Bush caught three, while Baron Bigler and Imon Chong Gum caught one each. MBC team two, captained by Jackie Jacob, was shut out on the first day but came back Tuesday with the biggest billfish so far, a 304 marlin caught by Ian Pickering. Other team members are Alex Bing, Alan Richards and Dennis Reeder. Supporting the teams are Alice Reimers, Harry Doulatram and Brian Roper. MBC’s Bill Graham and Kirt Pinho explained that the latter three were along to make sure the “boys” behaved themselves.
P10 Jammerz Jamming The Jammerz showed off their foot stomping, acrobatic dancing at the big 84th birthday celebration for Robert Reimers. In the dance troupe were Molly, Ingrid, Anela, Peggy, Wendy, Michelle and Candice.
P18 PTA crucial at Jabor An active PTA is a crucial ingredient for making a school, public or private, operate effectively. Maryknoll Sisters Janet Hockman and Joan Crevcoure made special mention of the PTA at St. Joseph’s School on Jabor, Jaluit.
P2 Journal’s new claim to fame The navy Bessell kids in their Cairns, Australia backyard. A subscriber with his wife in Belize. Don Hess’ mom.
And now billionaire and media tycoon Rupert Murdoch joins the ranks of people pictured reading the Journal. The photograph was snapped in Sydney, Australia last week. Murdoch was originally left an Adelaide, Australia newspaper by his father. Over the years, he bought more papers in Australia. A controversial figure who combines sensationalist journalism with aggressive promotion, Murdoch now owns newspapers all over the world, including notably the Times of London and the New York Post. He also owns 20th Century Fox and the Fox television network. Rumors that he’s put in a bid to buy this prestigious publication are, however, untrue.
P6 Rotting fish stink up Majuro The collapse of the PMOP fish loining plant took several dramatic turns last week and this — which included lawsuits, an arrest, several million maggots, and a rotting fish stench throughout the atoll.
P8 Sister Joan bids us a fond farewell After a huge contribution to education over the last 42 years, particularly for people in remote atolls of the Marshall Islands, Sister Joan Crevcoure, MM, departs this week for California, where she plans to retire. Sr. Joan, 78, is a Maryknoll Sister who first came to the Marshall Islands in the early 1960s. She spent her time mostly serving people on Likiep, Jaluit, Arno, Wotje, Namdrik and Ailinglaplap — in addition to Ebeye and Majuro.