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Tuna men file complaint

Tuna men file complaint

American fishing captains are asking RMI law enforcement officials to put an end to ongoing assaults and robberies in Majuro of crew members from US-flagged purse seiners. The navigator on a US-flagged purse seiner who was robbed at knife point in a Majuro taxi earlier this month and his captain  filed a formal complaint to […]

Lawyers support nuclear team

Lawyers support nuclear team

ISAAC MARTY A $500 check was donated by the Marshall Islands Law Society (MILS) to the Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders of Humanity – Marshall Islands (REACH-MI) last Friday. MILS President Witten Philippo said they are supporting REACH-MI on its worthwhile objectives to promote awareness about the nuclear testing legacy in the RMI on their 2017 […]

Outgoing US Ambassador Armbruster

Outgoing US Ambassador Armbruster

Tom Armbruster was scheduled to depart Majuro Wednesday this week, his last day as the US government’s ambassador to the RMI. New Ambassador Karen Stewart was confirmed by the US Senate last week, which green lighted Armbruster to make reservations and go “wheels up” as he heads to San Antonio, Texas to join his wife […]

WASC likes Co-op, Assumption

WASC likes Co-op, Assumption

Accreditation teams from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visited Assumption Schools (both elementary and high school) and Majuro Cooperative School recently, as well as public schools, as part of ongoing accreditation review. Assumption received praise for their continuing efforts to improve the school from visiting WASC representatives Evelyn Managa and Doug Baumgart […]

Zika outbreak ends

Zika outbreak ends

No cases of the Zika virus have been detected in Majuro for two months, prompting the Ministry of Health to announce this week that Zika appears to no longer be present in RMI. At the same time, Interim Health Secretary Dr. Kennar Briand cautioned that the virus is still active in Kosrae and others islands […]

Koo’s flags 2 in FSM

Koo’s flags 2 in FSM

GIFF JOHNSON Two of seven Koo’s Fishing Company purse seiners recently reflagged in the Federated States of Micronesia. Does this indicate that Koo’s is moving out of RMI and that the high-level of tuna transshipment featured in Port Majuro for the past several years is moving to Pohnpei? “No” on both counts, though RMI’s fisheries […]

Wave buoy renewed

Wave buoy renewed

The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) redeployed its wave buoy outside of Majuro last week. Located about a half nautical mile off Delap Point, the yellow wave buoy measures wave height, direction, period, and sea surface temperature in 30 minute intervals. The reinstalled buoy joins the existing PacIOOS network of 13 real-time wave buoys […]

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