James Matayoshi

Farewell to Bravo survivor’s voice

Farewell to Bravo survivor’s voice

Bravo fallout survivor Lemeyo Abon died this week after collapsing and going into a coma on February 5. One of the few remaining Rongelap people alive who experienced the “snowstorm” of radioactive fallout from the 1954 Bravo test, she was in the Majuro hospital Intensive Care Unit until her death early Monday morning. “Lemeyo was full of […]

70 homes get solar

70 homes get solar

Humanity First Marshall Islands this week launched a program to install solar systems in 70 homes in partnership with Rongelap Atoll Local Government and the New Zealand government. “This solar project will bring significant improvement in the lives of local people of Marshall Islands,” said Falahud Din Shams, chairman of Humanity First Marshall Islands, at […]

Rongelap homes get solar aid

Rongelap homes get solar aid

HILARY HOSIA Seven months ago, Humanity First of the Marshall Islands’ then-President Falah Shams and Rongelap Atoll Local Government Mayor James Matayoshi signed an agreement to use a New Zealand grant to provide solar energy for 10 Rongelap homes in Majuro. As part of the agreement, RALGov provided a portion of money to join with […]

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 […]

Look at moi fish

A harvest of 500 pounds of “moi” (Pacific Threatfin) fish in Majuro Wednesday morning highlighted the progress this fish farming business is making to become commercially viable. “This batch is just the beginning,” said Rongelap Mayor James Matayoshi, who has spearheaded the fish farming from pilot project to commercial rollout over the past five years. […]