Runways to be renovated

Runways to be renovated

Journal 3/20/1981 P2 Ailuk to get airfield soon One of three government landing craft utilities left Majuro last week for Ailinglaplap with personnel and necessary equipment to compact and extend several hundred feet of Bakilkil airport at Ailinglaplap. Secretary of Resources and Development Hemos Jack said after completion of the Ailinglaplap runway renovation, the LCU […]

UN backs KIO’s project

UN backs KIO’s project

The United Nations Development Program’s GEG Small Grant program is supporting an extension of the KIO Club’s “One Household Per Smokeless Stove Project and Distribution of Water Filters” project for households around the Marshall Islands. KIO Club President Emma Kabua-Tibon and UNDP Program Manager Yoshiko Yamaguchi-Capelle signed the agreement earlier this week. The grand of […]

Courts reach out to public

Courts reach out to public

Chief Justice Carl Ingram and the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative (PJSI) hosted a local Access to Justice Workshop in Majuro, Marshall Islands last week. The Workshop was well attended by fifty members of the community, prosecutors, defenders and members of the bar together with the judges and court staff from the High, District and Traditional […]

US docs get people walking

US docs get people walking

HILARY HOSIA At the beginning of the month, 23 Canvasback Missions OBGYN specialists departed Majuro to the US after seeing 567 patients. Then last week, 20 more miracle workers arrived in Majuro, only this time on an orthopedic visit that, as of Monday, screened 187 patients with 19 completed surgeries out of 31 scheduled operations. […]

Tempo: ‘Forgotten islanders’ advocate

Tempo: ‘Forgotten islanders’ advocate

SEIICHIRO TAKEMINE Ailuk islander Tempo Alfred, 77, died in Majuro earlier this month. One of a dwindling number of elder Marshallese survivors of the US nuclear weapons testing program, Tempo was born on Ailuk. As a 13-year-old boy, he was an eyewitness to the March 1, 1954 Bravo hydrogen bomb test. He remembered a flash […]

Ramping up access to health

Ramping up access to health

GIFF JOHNSON An event of importance took place Tuesday this week as a group of nurse practitioners graduated following an 18-month course run by the Fiji National University. It was a groundbreaking course in more ways than one. First, the 12 nurse practitioners who graduated will dramatically increase the pool of local primary health care […]

Tony honored by MLSC

Tony honored by MLSC

Micronesian Legal Services Corporation (MLSC) honored late Ambassador Tony deBrum in an unveiling of the Ambassador Tony deBrum Memorial Plaque Ceremony at the Public Defender/MLSC building in Majuro last week. Remarks were delivered by MLSC Board of Directors Chairman Robert Ruecho, Minister of Justice, Immigration, and Labor Mike Halferty, and Honorary Consul General for Israel […]