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Lae wins 15th BOMI shootout

Lae wins 15th BOMI shootout

BOMI Ralik Ratak playoffs come down to Lae, Majuro, Kwajalein and one other team pretty much every year. The 15th BOMI Ralik Ratak Shootout that wrapped up Monday night at CMI’s SSG Solomon Sam Sports Center was no different, though there were plenty of interesting games, and close calls on the way to the playoffs. […]

Flags at half mast for Jurelang

Flags at half mast for Jurelang

Flags were lowered to half mast and a month of national mourning was declared on October 10 to honor former Marshall Islands President and Majuro paramount chief Jurelang Zedkaia. Zedkaia, 65, died in Majuro October 7 of an apparent heart attack. He was elected President of the Marshall Islands in 2009, following a vote of […]

Introducing the new Dallan

Introducing the new Dallan

Marshallese teenager Dallan Jennet was the toast of a party in New York City this past week. By all accounts the celebration closed one chapter marked by struggle and disability in this young man’s life, and opened another that has Dallan primed to reengage in a life that he had all but abandoned. Dallan spent […]

Fixing Ebeye’s water system

Fixing Ebeye’s water system

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $5 million grant and will administer another $4 million grant from the government of Australia to increase access to safe water and improve sanitation in Ebeye. “Ebeye has a high incidence of water-borne diseases stemming from an inefficient water supply system that is only able to service […]

Lack of child protection program

Lack of child protection program

The lack of a child protection program in the Marshall Islands together with other factors put children at significant risk in RMI, according to a report, Ajiri in Ibunini, Child Protection Baseline Report, RMI. The report was produced by UNICEF and the RMI government with Australian government funding, and was released a couple of years […]

Copra production up on 2014

Copra production up on 2014

Copra production this past year picked up slightly from 2014, breaking the 5,000 ton mark, but fell below the 10-year average. Tobolar received 5,056.46 tons of copra for fiscal year 2015 — October 1, 2014 to September 30 this year. A poor showing in the last quarter of FY2015 kept this past fiscal year tonnage […]

At long last: Yes to Con-Con

At long last: Yes to Con-Con

A Constitutional Convention is in the cards for the Marshall Islands, following adoption of Bill 70 by unanimous vote of Nitijela last month. The much delayed and debated plan for a Con-Con is now approved, with an $800,000 appropriation in the FY2016 budget to go with it. It took the Nitijela over a year and […]

Cuba is RMI’s new friend

Cuba is RMI’s new friend

Cuba is the newest diplomatic partner of the Marshall Islands, following the signing of an agreement establishing ties earlier this week in New York. President Chris Loeak and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands after the historic development that took place at the margins of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in […]

PW promises improved water

PW promises improved water

Public Works Minister Hiroshi Yamamura signed a Pacific Declaration on Water Development on behalf of the Marshall Islands. RMI was one of 11 Pacific countries to sign the declaration committing to an integrated approach to better water management in the region. The signing was the highlight of the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association’s (PWWA’s) annual […]

Happy 33rd birthday to our bank

Happy 33rd birthday to our bank

Bank of Marshall Islands celebrated 33 years of operations last Thursday with dancing, a huge cake and by giving away local products from Tobolar and RRE. Ebeye branch manager and Vice President Hermai Makroro marked the occasion by announcing that next year would see the start of construction of the bank’s proposed new bank building […]