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February 27, 2015
Ebeye project needs more $$
A $19 million infrastructure overhaul on Ebeye could go out to bid this summer. The Asian Development Bank Board is expected to commit $5 million toward the $19.02 million Ebeye Water Supply and Sanitation Project sometime in April. Meanwhile the Australian government has committed $4 million and the remaining needs to be provided by the RMI government. See more

Ebeye dock upgrade necessary for freight
Plans for a port security upgrade for Ebeye’s main dock are in progress following discussions earlier this month among RMI Ports Authority officials and board members with their counterparts in the Kwajalein Atoll Ports Authority. Upgrading security at Ebeye’s dock is critical to ensuring that international container vessels continue to service Ebeye. International requirements to which the RMI government subscribes affect ports in both Ebeye and Majuro. Without upgrades, Ebeye could face the possibility that all containers for the island would have to be dropped at Kwajalein in the future, according to Ports officials. See more

Kwajalein Atoll High School celebrates 10th
Kwajalein Atoll High School celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Wilmer Bolkeim Gymnasium on Ebeye last week with the theme “Intensified: on the way to greatness.” Following a program with prayer by Rev. Lawson Matauto and comments by Rev. Julian Riklon, educational games, carnival and a talent show commenced. Cutting the cake is Leroij Anta James and Jelton Anjain. Photo: Michael Diaz
Army VIP holds talks at Kwajalein
Nuclear The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff made a brief stop-off at Kwajalein last week, speaking to a “town hall” meeting attended by about 200 people and receiving a command briefing from Kwajalein Commander Col. Sandler. Army General Martin Dempsey said that governments in the region must take the lead in solving the “very complex threat” posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
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Ignored nuke victims seek justice
Marshall Islanders in Japan Saturday called for attention to people denied assistance despite apparently being exposed to nuclear fallout from the US hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll in 1954, reported Kyodo news service. “We are from Ailuk Atoll, we also experienced...sufferings,” Tempo Alfred, pictured, 74, said in a symposium in Tokyo held ahead of the 61st anniversary of the Bravo test on March 1, according to Alfred. See more
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The Laurabada – The author of this poem, Lawrence Goldberg, was aboard the Laurabada at the time of its sinking in Truk. The Laurabada was owned by Congress of Micronesia Representative Ray Setik. Goldberg's account of the sinking ... See more
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