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Power rates go up again

Power rates go up again

Journal 5/24/1985 P1 Critical committee OKs Compact “Obviously the Compact is moving along and with key high level people in the US administration and Congress supporting it, chances are looking good it will be approved this summer,” states US Department of State Status Liaison Officer for the Marshalls Mike Senko answering Journal questions. On May […]

New power plant deal

New power plant deal

Journal 5/10/1985 P1 Compact hits minefield In a statement that did not mince words, a key US Congressman whose endorsement of the Compact of Free Association is considered essential to its passage asserted that “it is not in the best interests of the US to approve the Compact without change.” House Interior and Insular Affairs […]

Coop School expands solar footprint

Coop School expands solar footprint

Majuro Cooperative School received a United Nations Development Program grant to implement a solar project aimed at solving several of the school’s needs, including reducing its power bill. “With aims of cost-cutting we are proceeding with converting the first elementary block completely to solar power with MEC lines as a backup,” said Majuro Cooperative middle […]

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 […]

Power plant deal signed

Power plant deal signed

Journal 5/11/1983 P1 Customs officer on postal inspections Reaction to the newly instituted customs collection at the RMI main post office was heated the first day but cooled off over the next few days, reported customs officer Ira Allen in an interview. Speaking while at his desk in the rear of the post office, Ira […]

Presidential get together

Presidential get together

Journal 4/20/1984P1 Electricity costs reduced The RMI reported impressive savings in fuel costs for its new power generating facility in Majuro. MEC’s British-built power plant is producing electricity at a cost of 5.1 cents per kilowatt hour, a substantial savings compared with the 18-to-20 cents per kilowatt hour cost at the old power plant.P3 Amata […]

Deutz to power MEC

Deutz to power MEC

Journal 4/13/1984 P1 Traditional Rights Court ceremony for new judges The judges and clerk of the first Traditional Rights Court of the Marshall Islands were sworn in April 10 at the Majuro Courthouse. The ceremony, featuring opening of the court by High Court Chief Justice John Lanham, was followed by an invocation from Rev. Jori […]