Kwajalein

Ebeye owners make history

Ebeye owners make history

Kwajalein Atoll landowners gave a big thumbs up to development of Ebeye and other islands with the recent signing of a master lease for Ebeye-to-Gugeegue land. The master lease signed January 9 on Ebeye replaces a 30-year master lease that had expired last September 30. The previous lease had provided the Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority […]

A Range Rat’s view of Majuro

A Range Rat’s view of Majuro

Journal 10/22/1976 P1 Kusaie celebrations start January 4 The celebrations for the new district of Kusaie will be held from January 4 through 8, according to Jacob Nena, chairman of the Kusaie Transition Committee. A bill creating Kusaie as a separate district passed the Fifth Congress of Micronesia in 1974, and was signed into public […]

Ebeye housing to get overhaul

Ebeye housing to get overhaul

An over $20 million plan to reinvent housing for displaced Kwajalein “Mid-Corridor” islanders is the latest step in an overhaul of Ebeye Island infrastructure. Mid-Corridor islanders were evacuated in 1965 by the US Army so missile tests could be targeted on Kwajalein’s “Mid-Corridor” lagoon area. Although Mid-Corridor residents have modified many of these one-story block […]

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 […]

Toxic fish focus of JCM talks

Toxic fish focus of JCM talks

GIFF JOHNSON Chemical contamination of fish at Kwajalein Atoll “is a public health concern of epic proportion that we cannot take lightly,” Kwajalein Senator David Paul said in advance of this week’s annual RMI-US military consultation in Majuro. Paul and other RMI officials called for action on the contamination issue at the Joint Committee Meeting […]

Kwaj-RMI basketball series

Kwaj-RMI basketball series

Journal 5/7/1976 P11 The Nite Life by Stoney Talking with my Australian buddy Geoff Clark who just came back from Australia, he was saying about the service on Air Nauru is really excellent, and they really using their motto, “We’ll fly you across the Pacific and give you the best service you ever come across.” […]

Ebeye’s low-hanging fruit

Ebeye’s low-hanging fruit

GIFF JOHNSON Kwajalein’s development agency is focused on delivering action on four projects over the next few months, while it plans for bigger, more costly projects going forward. “These are the low-hanging fruit we are going after immediately,” said Kwajalein Senator David Paul, who doubles as chairman of the board of the Kwajalein Atoll Development […]

Kwaj fish pose cancer risk

Kwaj fish pose cancer risk

Reef fish throughout the Kwajalein lagoon are contaminated with toxic pollutants which sharply increase risks of cancer, learning disabilities and other health impacts on consumers, said the RMI EPA this week. Two key US Army draft reports presented to RMI late last year conclude that because Marshallese eat the “whole of fish,” and eat a […]

Ebeye dock in bad shape

Ebeye’s main dock suffered serious damage in westerly storms that battered Kwajalein Atoll earlier this month. Storms over the past year had caused damage to the dock, but the storm earlier this month was the worst in recent times, as high waves repeatedly crashed into the dock. “The damage to the dock goes back a […]