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Bikini divers out of luck

Bikini divers out of luck

Journal 10/19/1984 P1 Eona Simon is graduated from FBI Academy In a September 14 rebased, William H. Webster, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced the law enforcement officers who graduated from the 138th session of the FBI National Academy. They were honored in ceremonies at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Among several […]

Drunk thief steals truck

Drunk thief steals truck

Journal 10/10/1970 P3 Stolen truck hits ship, taxi, tree… A large grey Mazda truck was stolen early last Tuesday morning. But before it was recovered by police two hours later, the intoxicated driver collided with a ship, hit another vehicle three times, ran into a new house under construction, and finally stopped after hitting a […]

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 […]

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 […]