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Senators slam 177 ‘espousal’

Senators slam 177 ‘espousal’

Journal 11/29/1985 P1 Espousal slammed in Senate Six US Senators went on raced before the Compact voter earlier this month stating their opposition to the Compact’s “espousal” provisions, primarily on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. In addition, Sen. James McClure, who chairs the Senate Energy Committee, said that if new claims arise in the […]

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 […]

Big losers hope to win

Big losers hope to win

Journal 10/25/1985 P1 Majuro fishing base construction starts Majuro will soon sport a new fishing base to go with its new dock facility. Construction officially got underway this week following a formal groundbreaking ceremony last Friday. The groundbreaking barely got underway before a torrential downpour forced the speakers and spectators to run for cover. Rain […]

Who’s selling passports

Who’s selling passports

Journal 10/4/1985 P1 UCC rift sees new Congregational Church Saying that they are dissatisfied with the United Church of Christ’s leadership int he Marshall Islands, a group of Marshallese have established the Marshall Islands Congregational Church in Majuro. The split in the Protestant Church apparently comes as a result of disagreement over church policies. One […]

Reagan slams new compact

Reagan slams new compact

Journal 9/27/1985 P1 Reagan slams new Compact for giving Marshalls too much There will be no Compact of Free Association by the much publicized October 1 deadline. It has been put on hold by the Reagan administration, which now strongly objects to the planned House-Senate amendments, which give the Micronesians too much. It is the […]

Skate-Em-La goes for gold

Skate-Em-La goes for gold

Journal 9/20/1985 P13 Going for a gold record Skate-Em-Lã, the band that won Majuro’s recent top 20 competition, has just released a new tape featuring some of their hit songs, and new numbers. Entitled “Mour ilo Aelon Kein,” it was recorded by Bill Graham and remastered at a studio in Honolulu. It is available only […]

RMI Capital is crumbling

RMI Capital is crumbling

Journal 9/13/1985 P1 No big shots Down Under Pacific Royalty, Head of State, Minister of Justice, Creator of Airlines, Central Pacific Shipping power: All of these legitimate titles you could bestow on the present President of Nauru Hammer deRoburt. You could also call him hard-headed and determined, at least we think so, after coming upon […]

DUD shuns RepMar audit

DUD shuns RepMar audit

Journal 9/6/1985 P1 DUD shuns RepMar audit RepMar is taking the DUD Municipal Council to court because the local government has refused to open its books to government auditors. Earlier in the summer, Minister Kessai Note directed the Auditor General to inspect the DUD Council’s books as a precursor to joining the Laura and DUD […]

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