Palau sees conservation $$ grow

Palau sees conservation $$ grow

Palau received close to half a million dollars earlier this month from an investment fund established 10 years ago to support conservation work in US-affiliated islands. The Micronesian Challenge Endowment Fund will also be available to support protected areas in the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia once these nations adopt required legislation and […]

Baldwin takes on big school job

Baldwin takes on big school job

GIFF JOHNSON Award winning public school Principal Baldwin Robert is taking up a new challenge: overseeing a multi-school improvement program for elementary and middle schools in Majuro and Ebeye. After extended stints as principal of Delap and Rita elementary schools, he is now the Project Implementation Unit Director for the Improving the Quality of Basic […]

12ft waves hit Utrik and Mejit

12ft waves hit Utrik and Mejit

Journal 2/20/1981 P1 Wave threat subsides Fear of another ‘big wave’ like the ones that hit the DUD area of Majuro in 1979 swept over the Marshalls starting Saturday February 14. Sunday February 15 waves of about 12 feet hit Utrik and Mejit inflicting minimal damage as residents of Majuro and other atolls made preparations […]

‘Year for Coastal: 2018’

‘Year for Coastal: 2018’

GIFF JOHNSON Florence Edwards, MIMRA’s long-time Coastal Division Chief, is now the fisheries department’s Deputy Director, Coastal. She joins Sam Lanwi, Jr., who is Deputy Director, Oceanic, in the two deputy positions at Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority. Edwards’ elevation to the deputy director position fills a key post at MIMRA. MIMRA Director Glen Joseph […]

Farewell to Bravo survivor’s voice

Farewell to Bravo survivor’s voice

Bravo fallout survivor Lemeyo Abon died this week after collapsing and going into a coma on February 5. One of the few remaining Rongelap people alive who experienced the “snowstorm” of radioactive fallout from the 1954 Bravo test, she was in the Majuro hospital Intensive Care Unit until her death early Monday morning. “Lemeyo was full of […]

Fairies to be at MIHS in March

Fairies to be at MIHS in March

Journal 2/13/1981 P1 Ebeye high blood hunt The high blood hunt in the Marshalls continued as Medex Arata Nathan and Health Planning intern Mike Mueller traveled to Kwajalein to implement hypertension screening on Ebeye. They spent a week on Ebeye training Public Health Field Supervisor Sulikau Yoshikawa and practical nurse Grace Balos Joram. P10 US […]

Kiribati, RMI joint sea patrol

Kiribati, RMI joint sea patrol

HILARY HOSIA Patrol vessels Teanoai from the Republic of Kiribati and Lomor from Marshall Islands conducted joint operations and open ocean exercises last week following Teanoai’s arrival in Majuro Thursday. Locals from the Kiribati community and host seafarers serenaded Teanoai’s 19-man crew upon arrival at the Sea Patrol headquarters in Delap. Teanoai’s Captain Ruka Ratieta […]

Fair showcases student knowledge

Fair showcases student knowledge

HILARY HOSIA Student improvement was made crystal clear by Delap Elementary School fifth graders Pearlina Jack, Christy Anien, Mina Brian and Joselyn Lautrok during the Education Week science fair at the International Conference Center Wednesday. The girls presented their experiment eloquently — both in English and Marshallese — and all four took turns explaining in […]

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