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El Niño water struggles

El Niño water struggles

“One of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history remains entrenched across the equatorial Pacific Ocean,” said Guam-based weather officials in their latest drought update. The report said “all locations across the Marshall Islands are in a severe or extreme drought.” They also predict that there will likely be “severe damage to food crops […]

Xavier accepts 8 RMI students

Xavier accepts 8 RMI students

Xavier High School in Chuuk announced earlier this week it would accept eight upcoming freshmen from Marshall Islands following an entrance test that was given to over 200 eighth graders in Majuro, Ebeye and Jaluit. Although the same test was given to the three atolls, only eight from Majuro passed. Majuro Middle School made history […]

Drought continues unabated

Drought continues unabated

As the El Niño-caused drought continues in the north Pacific, all three of the US-affiliated island nations have declared emergency conditions to speed government-provided relief. “Extreme drought continues across much of Micronesia” and is worsening, said Guam-based US National Weather Service officials in a bulletin last week. The Marshall Islands was first to declare a […]

Ebeye SDA seniors’ excellent trip

Ebeye SDA seniors’ excellent trip

HILARY HOSIA Turning down a high school trip to Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia is not something eight teens from Ebeye’s Seventh Day Adventist senior class took well. Or so they thought. Traditionally, SDA seniors travel to the FSM capital city as a right of passage before graduation. However, slight changes in their […]

MWSC: 22-year problem to be solved

MWSC: 22-year problem to be solved

ISAAC MARTY The US Department of Agriculture is stepping in to help solve a two-decade old problem in the capital city of Majuro. USDA Area Director Joseph Diego and Majuro Water and Sewer Company (MWSC) General Manager Joseph Batol signed off on a funding agreement Monday in Majuro through which USDA will provide $3 million […]

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