Ataji Balos

Landowners won’t move

Landowners won’t move

Journal11/22/1985 P3 KAC reclaims islands in payment protest A small group of Kwajalein landowners are not moving from their islands in the mid-corridor of the atoll, although November 14 was the date the Army planned to resume range operations after a six-week “down period.” Kwajalein Atoll Corporation attorney George Allen said in Honolulu that about […]

Celebration $$ returned

Celebration $$ returned

Journal 1/24/1984 P1 Money to celebrate Compact returned Money set aside to celebrate the passing of the Compact is being returned to Nitijela by representatives of three islands in the Marshalls: Kwajalein, Jaluit and Bikini. Kwajalein Senator Ataji Balos said the money could be used for other more needed purposes, such as medical referrals, or […]

Who won ’06 All-Mike?

Who won ’06 All-Mike?

Journal 9/2/1983 P4 Ataji: Compact should be renegotiated Senator Ataji Balos said he thinks the Compact should be renegotiated to eliminate the bad aspects. Balos said August 30 he wants a better deal for the Kwajalein, radiation-affected islands, and others in the Coalition against the Compact. “Why should we be afraid?” he asked. “We are […]

Drifters get to Marshalls

Drifters get to Marshalls

Journal 8/19/1983 P1 Compact is called tyne best last hope The Compact of Free Association is the best last hope for the people of the Marshall Islands to be included in the American political family, President Amata Kabua said in his address to the Marshallese people at Nitijela last Friday. P1 Coalition starts campaigning Kwajalein […]

Marshallese be like in ’05

Marshallese be like in ’05

Journal 10/26/1982 P1 KAC says good news from Washington “We are very pleased to be home,” said Kwajalein Atoll Corporation  Chairman Ataji Balos and KAC President Imada Kabua in a statement. “The news we bring with us, we believe, is good. For the past three weeks we have been in Washington, DC in meetings with […]

Teens win MBC awards

Teens win MBC awards

Journal 7/6/1982 P1 Kwajalein occupation continues The Kwajalein landowners occupying Kwajalein and other islands that are part of the Kwajalein Missile Range have increased, according to Senator Ataji Balos and other leaders. Kwajalein Atoll Corporation leaders say the protest sail-in is far from over. They say they don’t see any end to the dispute unless […]

Kwaj landowners protest

Kwaj landowners protest

Journal 6/22/1982 P1 Kwajalein landowners occupy two islands Over 200 Kwajalein landowners have peacefully occupied sites on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur islands despite a temporary restraining order obtained by the Marshall Islands government from High Court Chief Justice John Lanham in a special Saturday court proceeding. The landowners have not communicated any demands to the Marshall […]

Kwaj rejects the Compact

Kwaj rejects the Compact

 Journal6/8/1982 P1 President asks public to study Compact President Amata Kabua and Foreign Secretary Tony deBrum returned from the United States today and reported to leaders and the public assembled at the government building that the Cmpact of Free Association had been signed. Kabua said in addition to the Compact itself, the agreements for radiation […]