Isaac Marty

Promoting seafood exports

Promoting seafood exports

ISAAC MARTY Sixteen individuals graduated with certificates at the conclusion of a two week Seafood Export Market Development workshop at Bokanake in Robert Reimers Enterprises last Friday. The workshop was funded by the Forum Fisheries Agency and was conducted by University of South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Marine Resources and Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority […]

New era opens for CMI

New era opens for CMI

ISAAC MARTY New students entering College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) is but one of many new things happening at CMI. Narose Jorren shows that you need a new ID card. Without it, you can’t get your school materials at the bookstore, meals at the on-campus takeout, internet access with the IT Department, and other […]

Local police get Red Cross training

Local police get Red Cross training

ISAAC MARTY Knowing how to respond to distressing situations such as saving a person from choking or knowing how to deal with someone who is unconscious is the goal for Majuro Atoll Local Government (MALGov). A group of 25 MALGov police officers were certified with first aid recognition from the Marshall Islands Red Cross Society […]

Audits show theft of grant funds

Audits show theft of grant funds

The audit for Wotje Atoll Local Government said $60,000 in funding from a Japan grant for the construction of a community center was misappropriated (embezzled) in the 2009-2014 period. Checks for $40,000 and $20,000 were issued to a company for building materials, but “based on our review of the supporting invoices, they appear fictitious as […]

Indian stealth frigate visits Majuro

Indian stealth frigate visits Majuro

ISAAC MARTY The first Indian Navy vessel to visit the Marshall Islands, INS Satpura, was here August 13-15 on a goodwill tour. A welcoming ceremony was held Saturday at the Delap Dock. Minister in Assistance Mattlan Zackhras headed the ceremony and tour of the P-17 Class stealth frigate. “The visit signifies the importance of strengthening […]

MALGov police upgrade skills

MALGov police upgrade skills

ISAAC MARTY Five Majuro Atoll Local Government (MALGov) police officers were certified with basic computer literacy skills at Alele National Archives and Museum recently as part of the local government’s goal to establish computer systems in every police substation. The certified officers completed about two months’ training through Alele’s computer program. Sergeants James Jorimle, Huston […]

Mayors seek service improvement

Mayors seek service improvement

ISAAC MARTY The 16th RMI Executive Leadership Conference kicked off Monday with President Hilda Heine as Chairperson, Marshall Islands Mayors Association President Ota Kisino from Wotje as Co-Chairperson, and Internal Affairs Minister Amenta Matthew as Secretary. The Cabinet, Office of the President and executive branch agencies met with the mayors for the morning discussion. Enewetak […]

Mayors elect Ota Kisino president

Mayors elect Ota Kisino president

ISAAC MARTY “Be a good ‘jellimaan,’” Iroijlaplap Patrick Lein Zedkaia said to the 22 mayors present during the opening of the 25th Annual Conference of the Marshall Islands Mayors Association (MIMA) at the International Conference Center (ICC) Monday. Zedkaia explained that a “jellimaan” is the man in the crow’s nest or lookout point near the […]

Bomb goes off in a Mili-second

Bomb goes off in a Mili-second

ISAAC MARTY Two Japanese sea mines, unexploded ordnance (UXO) dating from World War II, were detonated at Mili Atoll by visiting Golden West Humanitarian Foundation team late last month. RMI Historical Preservation Office (HPO) Grant Manager and Field Technician Steve Titiml said liquid explosives were used to destroy the Japanese sea mines that were found […]

Nursing Leaders descend on Majuro

Nursing Leaders descend on Majuro

ISAAC MARTY Nurses from Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, CNMI, Hawaii, the US Mainland, American Samoa, Japan, and RMI flocked to the International Conference Center in Delap starting Monday for the 38th Annual American Pacific Nursing Leaders Council (APNLC). The week-long conference is hosted by the Marshall Islands Nursing Association and was officially opened […]