Island fisheries reps disappointed

Island fisheries reps disappointed

Five days of exhaustive talks at the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) yielded mixed results for Pacific island states. But the Parties to Nauru Agreement (PNA) said it was “deeply disappointed with the failure” of the WCPFC “to reach an amicable solution on bigeye tuna that would address its […]

Thumbs up for new oxygen generator

Thumbs up for new oxygen generator

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands Acting President David Kabua presided over the christening of the new oxygen generator at Leiroj Atama Zedkaia Hospital in Majuro last Friday. The $239,000 equipment can produce 50 oxygen tanks on a daily basis, which engineers at the biomedical department within the ministry said will save the hospital thousands of dollars. […]

Big music by the band

Big music by the band

The Assumption High School Band will be stepping out in style this Saturday as they take part in the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. The band has grown substantially over the last year thanks in part to the enthusiasm of band leader Ashley Wright. As well as performing at Assumption talent evenings, the band […]

‘Solid Six’ aim to drive new government

‘Solid Six’ aim to drive new government

GIFF JOHNSON One fact apparent from the impending shakeup in Nitijela membership — as 14 seats out of 33 will change hands on January 4 — is that with so many new senators, neither the current government nor the opposition KEA group will control a majority of 17 needed to elect a president and form […]

Final, Unofficial Election Results

Final, Unofficial Election Results

On December 4, Chief Electoral Officer Robson Almen issued “final, unofficial” results for the November 16 national election. This starts a 14-day clock ticking that allows candidates to request recounts or lodge other complaints before a declaration of “final, official” results. The posted results are for Nitijela and mayor for the atolls that have mayor […]

Laura to Rita jeptas are on

Laura to Rita jeptas are on

Journal 12/3/1976 P1 Micronesia: World’s biggest exclusive ocean economic zone? Elected and traditional leaders from Truk, Ponape, Kusaie, Marshalls, Yap and Palau are attending the first Micronesian Conference of Law of the Sea. Despite differences over the issue of future political status, one question remains: Can the districts agree on a common position on Law […]

Tablets the talk at Ajeltake

Tablets the talk at Ajeltake

ISAAC MARTY A new way to improve overall mathematic skills and critical thinking for public elementary students is being undertaken by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteer teachers. The pilot project is based on an electronic tablet device that engages students in virtual math practices, various game-like activities, and tests. According to project coordinators Hiroyuki […]

All eyes on RMI postal vote

All eyes on RMI postal vote

Election officials worked from mid-morning Tuesday until 5:30am Wednesday December 2 to check and sort all incoming postal absentee ballots that arrived by Monday, the 14-day deadline day for postals. This overnight work pushed the tabulation for postal ballots to Wednesday evening, with Chief Electoral Officer Robson Almen announcing the start of postal tabulating from […]

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