Marshall Islands tax-free zone?

Marshall Islands tax-free zone?

Journal 4/17/1981 P9 Marshallese theology students learn they share similar problems with American Indians Three Marshallese students — Kaje Kattil, Riten Menke and Nashion Naiser — of the Marshalls Theological College discovered that Marshallese and Indian Americans have many things in common in a recent trip to the mainland. Both Marshallese and Indian Americans have […]

Solar helps Rongelap Islanders

Solar helps Rongelap Islanders

The container carrying 70 Solar MRA Greenbox systems for the Rongelap community has arrived in Majuro and installation has started, said Munawar Arain, who has developed the specially designed systems for Rongelap households. “This project is the result of a partnership between Rongelap Atoll Local Government and Embassy of New Zealand in collaboration with Humanity […]

Lots of ‘nuisance’ flooding

Lots of ‘nuisance’ flooding

Majuro and other islands in RMI have seen many “nuisance inundations” since late last year during peak high tides — and such was the case earlier this month during the full moon as drivers traveling along the airport causeway roads had to dodge rocks and debris tossed up by waves. But these recent flooding incidents […]

CMI links with US students

CMI links with US students

Students in the new Marine Science Certificate program at the College of the Marshall Islands have teamed up remotely with freshman students studying coral reef management at the University of Minnesota. Through Skype meetings, emails and document sharing, students have been learning about coral reefs and the process of scientific investigation. While Professor Michael Honeth’s […]

Prepping for disasters

Prepping for disasters

More than forty emergency response experts met in Majuro last week to identify locally-led solutions to overcome logistics challenges that can hinder disaster response in the North Pacific region. Efficient logistics can make or break a humanitarian response, and the workshop focused on ensuring that when the next emergency strikes, affected islanders can respond quickly […]

Fresh eggs fly to Ebeye

Fresh eggs fly to Ebeye

Journal 4/10/1981 P1 Washington trip ruined by assassination attempt A six-member Marshalls delegation to Washington, DC was a victim of the assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan, according to Senator Jeton Anjain who was leading the group. They were going to attend a news conference to have been given April 3 by the Marshall […]

Ebeye developments move forward

Ebeye developments move forward

Several small — but important — improvement projects are ready to take off in Ebeye. Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority (KADA) Director Carl Hacker reports that JEMFAC has agreed to move ahead with establishing the Mid-Corridor Housing Project Management Office, which will focus on efforts to design and fund the proposed $27 million project to replace […]

Ejit marks Bikini Day

Ejit marks Bikini Day

The Bikini community on Ejit Island marked Bikini Day last month with a ceremony involving raising of the RMI, US and KBE flags, and numerous activities involving Ejit Elementary students (who are lined up for the flag ceremony). The annual ceremony for the Bikinians this year marked the 72nd anniversary of their March 1946 relocation […]

Let there be light at night

Let there be light at night

A total of 100 solar streetlights, 66 batteries and $20,000 was donated by the Republic of China (ROC) at a handover ceremony for the community streetlighting project last week at the Marshalls Energy Company warehouse in Delap. The $20,000 is for local procurement purposes for the project and installation costs. Through the National Energy Planning […]

Ebeye students enjoy Majuro tour

Ebeye students enjoy Majuro tour

Ebeye Calvary High School seniors stopped by the Alele Musuem in Uliga as part of their weeklong educational tour in Majuro last week. The students also visited the President’s Office, Japan Embassy and various agencies in the tour. All 26 members of the senior class made the tour, making Calvary High the third Ebeye student […]

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