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 […]

Terong Airplane steals the show

Stomping the floor hard was what “jebta” groups were busy doing around the Marshall Islands Christmas Day. The Terong Airline jebta flew in to many churches, including at Uliga Protestant Church (in this video clip), with non-stop miles of smiles and jaw-dropping awesomeness. The typical Marshallese checking-in overweight coolers of fish and flying buddy pass […]

Agroforest park opening

Agroforest park opening

ISAAC MARTY Patients at Leroij Atama Zedkaia Memorial Hospital in Majuro are first to eat and benefit from the Majuro Agroforest Park (located at the hospital) that was officially opened last month. The park was developed through a partnership among Canvasback Wellness Center, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ LDS Charities, and Taiwan […]

RMI drought intensifies

A drought announcement was issued Friday by US Weather officials, describing increasingly dry conditions to be expected in the Marshall Islands, Palau and Yap as a result of one of the worst El Niño’s to hit the Pacific in recent times. Parts of the Marshall Islands are already into a period of “moderate to severe […]

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