Maloelap

12-month copra high

12-month copra high

December last year produced the most copra of 2017, the first month of a two-and-a-half-month period during which the price of copra was at an all time high of 50¢ per pound. Copra makers in RMI generated 764.12 tons in December, the highest total since December 2016, when over 1,000 tons were generated. The quarterly […]

Okeanos delivers early gift

Okeanos delivers early gift

All five inhabited islands in Maloelap Atoll reported experiencing food shortages for the past three months. Local food crops are slowly recovering from the recent drought, said Dustin Langidrik, who manages the Okeanos vessel in RMI. “Just in time for the Christmas, and where needed most, Okeanos Marshall Islands delivered a relief response with food […]

Food delivered to dry islands

Food delivered to dry islands

Distribution of drought emergency supplemental food to the outer islands starts this week, with the MV Kwajalein being loaded at Uliga Dock for a Thursday departure to 10 atolls and two single islands. A total of 4,747 people living on remote islands will receive supplemental food supplies paid for by the US Agency for International […]