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US EPA helps us with quality of water

US EPA helps us with quality of water

Is your water acidic or basic? Does it have a lot of oxygen, a little; or something in-between? What is the water temperature, is it salty, and how cloudy is it? What is the concentration of chlorophyll-containing algae floating around? The RMI EPA will start answering these questions when taking routine water samples from water […]

Ebeye dock in bad shape

Ebeye’s main dock suffered serious damage in westerly storms that battered Kwajalein Atoll earlier this month. Storms over the past year had caused damage to the dock, but the storm earlier this month was the worst in recent times, as high waves repeatedly crashed into the dock. “The damage to the dock goes back a […]

Nenij scholarship a bonus for CMI

Nenij scholarship a bonus for CMI

Education Minister and Aur Senator Dr. Hilda Heine and extended family members presented the Nenij Heine scholarship to College of the Marshall Islands’ President Dr. Theresa Koroivulaono Tuesday at the college’s conference center. Nenij was Dr. Heine’s grandmother. The $7,000 Nenij scholarship is aimed to help Aur students attending CMI. Dr. Heine said her family […]

New dump to cost over $15m

Plans are moving ahead for a new landfill dumpsite ocean side of the Jenrok area of downtown Majuro. The government is now seeking bids from qualified companies to produce a “detailed design” for the new landfill. Majuro Atoll Waste Company Manager Jorelik Tibon said he anticipates it will take about 90 days to produce the […]

WAM’s path to success

WAM’s path to success

About 60 people gathered at the picnic area next to WAM Friday, to witness the happy graduation of 20 trainees. RMI National Training Council head Allison Nashion and WAM Director Alson Kelen made speeches congratulating the graduates. A highlight was the fact that at least six of the trainees move straight into employment, following successful […]

Majuro’s bridge still in good shape

Majuro’s bridge still in good shape

In response to a request from the Marshall Islands government, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) flew in bridge expert Kashiwamura Tomohiko and Project Coordintaor from JICA headquarters Furuhashi Momoko for a four-day assessment on the Majuro bridge last week. Aside from a minor 0.65-millimeter crack on the abutment under the bridge, the 30.8-meter bridge is […]

Vanuatu: 15 politicians guilty

Vanuatu: 15 politicians guilty

We’ve watched Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill hit with an arrest warrant over corruption charges; we’ve seen government officials from PNG to the Marshall Islands go to jail the past several years for bribery, theft and corrupt practices. But what happened in Vanuatu starting Friday has set a new standard for corruption in […]

JICA teaches about fish

JICA teaches about fish

Mone (Bluespine unicornfish), Mera (Parrotfish), Jera (Sabre squirrelfish), and other local fishes were jotted down in notebooks of Ajeltake Elementary School (AES) sixth graders as they learned about the benefits of the local resource. They visited the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority’s Fish Market in Uliga late last month. The event was an activity put […]

Culture Day at CMI

Culture Day at CMI

College of Marshall Islands: the only place in RMI that unites students from across Micronesia. Despite their language differences and different geographical origins, dorm residents from the Arrak and Uliga campus united to observe RMI’s Manit Day. Pictured are Arrak and Uliga dorm residents with CMI President Dr. Theresa Koroivulaono and CMI staff after the […]