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Tower falls, sends two to hospital

Tower falls, sends two to hospital

HILARY HOSIA What happened in Majuro early Wednesday morning by the airport water reservoir is the kind of unexpected accident that would show in one of Ripley’s Believe it or Not episodes. Here’s what happened: A National Telecommunication Authority cellular phone tower fell onto a moving flatbed vehicle around 1am Wednesday morning across from the […]

‘Anger hasn’t faded in 71 years’

‘Anger hasn’t faded in 71 years’

GIFF JOHNSON “Grief, terror and righteous anger” has not faded for Marshall Islanders despite the passage of 71 years since the first nuclear weapons test at Bikini Atoll, President Hilda Heine told the Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day ceremony Wednesday in Majuro. The event, that included a parade, ringing of a bell 71 times to mark […]

New airport plan outlined

New airport plan outlined

A plan is in motion to build a new airport terminal for Amata Kabua International, described as the oldest terminal in the Micronesia region. At an informational meeting about planning efforts for a new terminal held last Thursday at the RRE compound in Majuro, RMI Ports Authority officials and their Honolulu consulting firm, PRYZM Consulting, […]

Fishing boat rescues I-Kiribati

Fishing boat rescues I-Kiribati

ISAAC MARTY Three men and a teenage boy from Kiribati are thanking their luck that in today’s commercial fishery, many purse seiners employ helicopters to spot schools of tuna. Last week, a helicopter pilot from the vessel Kwila 888 made the astounding discovery not of a school of fish, but instead of two small boats […]

Kendall headlines Nito benefit

Kendall headlines Nito benefit

HILARY HOSIA Before his debut performance at the Remembering Nito’s Butterfly Foundation Concert earlier this month at Jitak En, Palau’s Kendall Titiml was already a big hit in the United States following his musical journey onto the big screen as a “Voice of McDonald’s” contender. The Voice of McDonald’s is an international competition among McDonald’s […]

Voters stay home

Voters stay home

Low voter turnout appears to have been the norm in both Majuro and Ebeye for Tuesday’s constitutional convention election. Voting started slow and remained slow in most polling stations around Majuro. This was of great benefit to voters who did show up, as they were able to cast their votes with a minimum of waiting […]

AMI loses less in 2015

AMI loses less in 2015

Air Marshall Islands reduced its operating losses in 2015, but still lost nearly a million dollars, according to the latest audit of the national airline. The audit shows that AMI increased its operating revenues in 2015, from $2.1 million the previous year to $2.5 million. Airline spending remained about the same in 2015, at over […]

PII adds to port’s viability

PII adds to port’s viability

GIFF JOHNSON Pacific International Inc. celebrated the opening of Majuro’s first net repair facility and a new dock, along with the arrival of its new landing craft, the Michelle K, in a well-attended ceremony Friday. The dock and net repair facilities aim to cement Majuro’s role as a hub for the commercial tuna industry in […]

Tuna team to tighten lines

Tuna team to tighten lines

Focusing on strengthening management of the multi-billion dollar central and western Pacific tuna fishery, and supporting innovative ways for islands to add value to the fishery are twin goals of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) this year. Among ongoing value-added projects being promoted by PNA that are expected to expand this year: • […]

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