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Fisheries observers get help

Fisheries observers get help

YVETTE MONDAY Fisheries observers have been hailed for the work they do as the eyes and eared of Pacific countries. They are the frontline officers collecting catch data vital to understanding how many fish are left and how to ensure sustainability of the stocks. Transform Aqorau, the CEO of the PNA group of countries, says […]

Home solar-to-grid plan launched

Home solar-to-grid plan launched

ISAAC MARTY A solar-to-grid installation workshop to train certified local installers was held at Robert Reimers Enterprises’ Bokanake this past week. The Solar PV (photovoltaic) System Training funded by ADMIRE and PIGGAREP, with Ministry of Resources and Development’s Energy Office coordinating, is a lead up to the Marshall Islands Development Bank’s solar loan scheme. The […]

Mattie wins silver in Reno

Mattie wins silver in Reno

Marshall Islands weightlifter Mathlynn “Mattie” Sasser made history for the RMI at the American Open earlier this month, beating 64 of the best women weightlifters in the US to win a silver medal, while breaking an Oceania Junior record that has stood for 14 years. Marshall Islands Weightlifting Federation’s (MIWLF) national lifters Sasser and Kabuati […]

Breathing life into nuclear issue

Breathing life into nuclear issue

A new organization focused on the nuclear weapons testing legacy in the Marshall Islands says its aim is achieving justice for Marshall Islanders. The group, Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders for Humanity — Marshall Islands (REACH-MI for short), officially launched itself Tuesday with a program attended by about 40 people held at Sandy’s. REACH-MI Vice President […]

Crowd stands for our Selina

Crowd stands for our Selina

Marshallese high school student Selina Leem received a standing ovation after her remarks to the global Climate Summit’s closing plenary session in Paris, just minutes before the new climate action deal was officially approved by 196 nations. Leem, who is attending the United World College Robert Bosch school in Germany, attended a week of the […]

Alvin to PSC: Wait for us

Alvin to PSC: Wait for us

An opposition senator has taken the unprecedented action of asking the Public Service Commission to wait until a new government is installed before making more appointments to high-level government posts. Kwajalein Senator-elect Alvin Jacklick wrote PSC Chairperson Marie Maddison Monday saying he respected the independence of the PSC from Cabinet under the Constitution but asked, […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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