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Getting ready for elections

Getting ready for elections

Journal 5/23/1986 P1 Judge to police: Clean up your act The High Court put the police department on notice that it better get its act together or face severe penalties. Chief Justice AD Tennekone’s sharp criticism was triggered by what he said has been a consistent pattern of police being unable to get prisoners to […]

Nitijela honors Enewetak ‘veterans’

Nitijela honors Enewetak ‘veterans’

Before adjourning last month, Nitijela adopted 11 resolutions, including honoring the Americans who worked on the nuclear test cleanup at Enewetak.These include: • Resolution 15, Radiological Cleanup of Enewetak Atoll, 1977-1980, recognizing the American military and civilian workers who participated in the cleanup. • Resolution 16, Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial Documents in […]

Women being left behind

Women being left behind

Journal 9/20/1983 P1 Nitijela passes resolution that approves Compact Nitijela September 20 approved by a vote of 21 for and five against Resolution No. 27 to approve entry into the Compact of Free Association. Opposition members objected to the resolution for not waiting for certification of the results of the plebiscite by the Chief Electoral […]

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 […]

Registry puts on weight

Registry puts on weight

Journal 8/2/1983 P1 Nitijela opens Nearly 50 years under the Trusteeship system is a long time, President Amata Kabua said in his brief remarks this morning at Nitijela’s opening day for the final session for the year. President Kabua noted also that during this session things are going to be a little different from previous […]

Cops arrest TB carriers

Cops arrest TB carriers

Journal 5/20/1983 P1 WCC sends radiation team A team of five people from the World Council of Churches will arrive Sunday to spend two weeks in the Marshalls talking with leaders and interviewing persons affected by low level radiation during the tests on Bikini and Enewetak. Plans are being made for them to fly to […]

CEO okays postal votes

Journal 4/20/1982 P3 Ebeye group in Majuro A group from the Ebeye Catholic Women’s Club is presently in Majuro visiting the Majuro Catholic Women’s Club. The group is headed by Fr. Leonard Hacker, SJ. P7 Classifieds ARE YOU AFRAID of people like Ron Reagan, Haig (the man, not the drink!) and Thatcher? If so join […]

Minister Matt: ‘He got things done’

Minister Matt: ‘He got things done’

GIFF JOHNSON Mattlan Zackhras, a four-term member of Nitijela who was a key figure in successful grassroots community development on Namdrik Atoll and who the past two years has been outspoken globally on the need for climate action, died this week in Taipei. Zackhras, 47, who has represented Namdrik Atoll in Nitijela since January 2004, […]

Long-awaited Con-Con starts

Long-awaited Con-Con starts

Kessai Note was elected President for the 2017 Constitutional Convention at the International Conference Center Thursday. Note won by a single vote over Christopher Loeak 22-21. Casten Nemra won the vice presidency from Phillip Muller 25-18, while Yolanda Lodge-Ned got the favor of 41 delegates to win the secretarial seat by secret ballot as she […]