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Mini strike hits MIFV

Mini strike hits MIFV

HILARY HOSIA The Marshall Islands Fishing Venture fired two employees this week after learning the two initiated a strike last Friday that resulted in dozens of workers not showing up to work at the Delap fish base. The human resource office at MIFV estimated over 20 workers didn’t appear for work based on false information. […]

Japan backs canoe program

Japan backs canoe program

Japan Ambassador to the RMI Hideyuki Mitsuoka and the Director of Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) Alson Kelen signed a contract last week for a “Project for Improvement of Transportation for Training Materials for Waan Aelon in Majel.” The grant of $65,050 is funded through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The […]

Laura Farm’s eco-friendly facility

Laura Farm’s eco-friendly facility

To assist the Marshall Islands to address food security and nutrition issues, livestock and horticulture projects of Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) aim to increase daily protein and fiber intake for Marshallese by providing a pair of piglets and quality seedlings to households for propagation. To ramp up operations at the Laura farm, TTM renovated the […]

Tsai’s red carpet welcome

Tsai’s red carpet welcome

HILARY HOSIA Republic of China/Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen received a standing ovation at Nitijela Tuesday following her announcement that Taiwan will allow Marshall Islanders visa-free entry to Taiwan in the near future. Tsai is the first foreign head of state to address a session of parliament. Before addressing President Tsai, Parliament Speaker Kenneth Kedi recognized […]

Majuro students to Japan

Majuro students to Japan

The Embassy of Japan announced that six Assumption High School students — Juliana Joseph, Philmar Solo, Kathleen deBrum, Aliciya Ackley, Niro Tareo, Barton Kaios, and their supervisor Tony Theomae — will participate in the “High School Students Islands Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 in Okinawa.” Before their departure on November 3 from Majuro […]

David newest Cabinet appointee

David newest Cabinet appointee

Kwajalein Senator David Paul became President Hilda Heine’s right hand man following his appointment Monday as Minister in Assistance to the President and Environment. Chief Justice Carl Ingram presided over the swearing-in ceremony at the Cabinet conference room at the ICC, which was witnessed by David’s wife Dr. Marie Paul, and younger brother Tony and […]

New crop of observers

New crop of observers

REBECCA LATHROP John Still Villi, lead instructor for observer training, and Edward Adiniwin, director for CMI’s Maritime Vocational Training Center, have just finished conducting several two-week Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) classes where students learn personal safety techniques, CPR and first aid, fire prevention and fighting, and occupational health and safety. […]

Water flows for Ebeye

Water flows for Ebeye

Kwajalein’s utility company KAJUR is now operating two newly installed reverse osmosis units purchased from the Australian-based company Osmoflo. KAJUR gave its “operational acceptance” of the Desalination Plant Project on Ebeye. Osmoflo designed, supplied and installed two seawater reverse osmosis plants with a total capacity for producing close to half a million gallons of drinking water per day. The […]

Utwe likatus in spotlight

Utwe likatus in spotlight

HILARY HOSIA The Utwe Women’s Christian Association from Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia was warmly greeted by the United Church of Christ congregation in Uliga Sunday. During the service, UCC Reverend Enja Enos praised the visiting group and lectured on how a fleet of Marshallese voyagers back in 1856 went off-course and washed […]

Kramer: Tuna is RMI’s future

Kramer: Tuna is RMI’s future

REBECCA LATHROP Jerry Kramer sees fisheries as the future of the Marshall Islands and Pacific International Inc. (PII) as an integral contributor. His company, PII, which has recently created what many captains say is the best net yard in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, is seeing increased activity and positive return on the investment. […]