MOH is in a drug crisis

MOH is in a drug crisis

Journal 1/28/1977 P1 Afraid to talk US Central Intelligence Agency officials testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee January 24 on charges that the CIA spied on delegates from Micronesia who were negotiating political status relations with the United States. William Colby, a former CIA Director, and E. Henry Knock, the Acting Director until President Carter […]

Is Zika virus in Majuro?

Is Zika virus in Majuro?

A relatively new mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a birth disorder and the rapid spread of the virus across the globe, reports CNN. But although the US Centers for Disease Control says Samoa is the only Pacific nation where the Zika virus has been confirmed, this dangerous virus […]

Hilda emerges as RMI President

Hilda emerges as RMI President

GIFF JOHNSON The ousting Tuesday of President Casten Nemra, only two weeks into his term as President, by a successful vote of no confidence, suggests family ties have trumped customary authority that once dominated Nitijela’s leadership lineup. Dr. Hilda Heine’s election Wednesday — with 24 out of 30 votes — is another unprecedented twist in […]

Bobo bats 1000

Bobo bats 1000

Jefferson Bobo, a young man from the island of Ebeye, is thriving in his new career in the US Navy, which follows a couple years of working at the Ministry of Public Works after he became the first Marshall Islander to graduate from the US Coast Guard Academy, with a degree in engineering. After departing […]

Bikes new Baninnur Club donation

Bikes new Baninnur Club donation

Ten new bicycles, including helmets and rear flashing lights for the only bikers’ club on island, College of the Marshall Islands based Baninnur Club, were received from Do It Best last week. The items were purchased through a $2,000 grant funded by the Kiwanis Club of LaJolla, California. Baninnur Club co-founder Winder Loeak said there […]

EPA, MALGov trap flies

EPA, MALGov trap flies

Journal 1/24/1975 P1 Nakayama’s address underlines major problems facing Micronesia “What are we going to do for the people of Micronesia?” said Senate President Tosiwo Nakayama in a dramatic departure from the Kennedy standard phrasing. The question was asked during the opening week of the newly convened Sixth Congress of Micronesia in Saipan. Nakayama added […]

US quits fish treaty

US quits fish treaty

GIFF JOHNSON The US government officially announced it is pulling out of the US Pacific islands fisheries treaty, a move that will take effect in 12 months, according to the terms of the nearly 30-year old deal. The US State Department advised the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) this past weekend that it had officially communicated […]

President welcomes Kia’aina

President welcomes Kia’aina

President Casten Nemra welcomed US Assistant Secretary of Interior Esther Kia’aina, as he held the first Cabinet meeting of his Presidency at the Cabinet conference room late last week. Assistant Secretary Kia’aina congratulated President Nemra and members of his Cabinet and said her visit re-emphasizes the important relationship between the US and the RMI. She pledged […]

Mayor Jack seeks RO machines

Mayor Jack seeks RO machines

The drought, after teasing Majuro and Ebeye with a bit of rain in December, has put its cards on the table, and it’s a winner — if you like being thirsty and not taking showers. Reservoir levels dropped dramatically during the first three weeks of January, down by about 10 million gallons compared to mid-December. […]

Nitijela Vote of No Confidence motion

Nitijela Vote of No Confidence motion

ISAAC MARTY The resumption of Nitijela’s 37th Constitutional Regular Session Monday was cut short due to the introduction of a Vote of No Confidence (VONC) motion presented by opposition senators. Ebon Senator John Silk introduced the motion. The VONC document was pre-filed last week Thursday, which prompted Speaker Kenneth Kedi to recall Nitijela to receive […]

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