Isaac Marty

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 […]

Drought continues unabated

Drought continues unabated

As the El Niño-caused drought continues in the north Pacific, all three of the US-affiliated island nations have declared emergency conditions to speed government-provided relief. “Extreme drought continues across much of Micronesia” and is worsening, said Guam-based US National Weather Service officials in a bulletin last week. The Marshall Islands was first to declare a […]

MWSC: 22-year problem to be solved

MWSC: 22-year problem to be solved

ISAAC MARTY The US Department of Agriculture is stepping in to help solve a two-decade old problem in the capital city of Majuro. USDA Area Director Joseph Diego and Majuro Water and Sewer Company (MWSC) General Manager Joseph Batol signed off on a funding agreement Monday in Majuro through which USDA will provide $3 million […]

School lunches launched

School lunches launched

ISAAC MARTY The $800,000 school lunch program that was budgeted by the RMI for fiscal year 2016 commenced late last month. Laura Elementary School, Rairok Elementary School, Majuro Middle School, and Marshall Islands High School (MIHS) were the first of 15 public schools (including kindergarten, elementary, high school, and special education) on Majuro to receive […]

Nitijela Vote of No Confidence motion

Nitijela Vote of No Confidence motion

ISAAC MARTY The resumption of Nitijela’s 37th Constitutional Regular Session Monday was cut short due to the introduction of a Vote of No Confidence (VONC) motion presented by opposition senators. Ebon Senator John Silk introduced the motion. The VONC document was pre-filed last week Thursday, which prompted Speaker Kenneth Kedi to recall Nitijela to receive […]

Agroforest park opening

Agroforest park opening

ISAAC MARTY Patients at Leroij Atama Zedkaia Memorial Hospital in Majuro are first to eat and benefit from the Majuro Agroforest Park (located at the hospital) that was officially opened last month. The park was developed through a partnership among Canvasback Wellness Center, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ LDS Charities, and Taiwan […]

Jabat’s fairy godmother

Jabat’s fairy godmother

ISAAC MARTY Jabat Victor Olea Taneti, six pounds and two ounces, and Sam Lojeto Joiji, six pounds and four ounces, are the 2016 New Year’s Day babies. Both are a blessing to their families, but Jabat’s birth was also a blessing in itself as it took place without a nurse. Jabat’s unexpected arrival was a […]

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 […]

Tablets the talk at Ajeltake

Tablets the talk at Ajeltake

ISAAC MARTY A new way to improve overall mathematic skills and critical thinking for public elementary students is being undertaken by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteer teachers. The pilot project is based on an electronic tablet device that engages students in virtual math practices, various game-like activities, and tests. According to project coordinators Hiroyuki […]