MEC plant catches fire

MEC plant catches fire

Journal 8/9/1983 P1 Pres. Kabua denies making offer President Amata Kabua denied that his government renewed an offer to dispose of Japan’s nuclear waste on an uninhabited island in the Marshalls when Bikini Senator Henchi Balos asked if it is true Kabua offered Bikini Atoll. Kabua defended land storage saying that ocean dumping would contaminate […]

No blue Monday here

No blue Monday here

While blue Monday is a thing here in Majuro, young people continue to enjoy their summer break a week before schools resume around the country. We spotted this group of Uliga boys enjoying themselves at Uliga Dock this past Monday.

Can you spray that again?

Can you spray that again?

At the direction of the Chief Secretary and National Disaster Committee, the RMI EPA organized a vector team to decontaminate incoming cargo. All the mail that enters the RMI is subject to decontamination by the EPA vector team, said EPA General Manager Moriana Phillip. Mail arrives on pallets that teams spray. Then this large volume […]

The show goes on!

The show goes on!

GIFF JOHNSON Thinking outside the box is second nature to Six9Too Productions head honcho Daniel Kramer. Concern about coronavirus forced cancellation of Kramer’s much-anticipated spring break and summer concerts. But there are always opportunities and Kramer is gearing for a big, live-streamed concert aimed primarily at Marshallese living in the United States. Kramer sees it […]

USAG-KA hosts first RMI returnees

USAG-KA hosts first RMI returnees

HILARY HOSIA The first Marshallese to re-enter RMI during the lockdown was released Tuesday to the general public following 21 days of strict quarantine at the US Army Garrison – Kwajalein Atoll. Immediately after his release, longtime USAG-KA employee Joe Rubon met with US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral, Col. Jeremy Bartel, Kwajalein Mayor Hirata Kabua, Kwajalein […]

Registry puts on weight

Registry puts on weight

Journal 8/2/1983 P1 Nitijela opens Nearly 50 years under the Trusteeship system is a long time, President Amata Kabua said in his brief remarks this morning at Nitijela’s opening day for the final session for the year. President Kabua noted also that during this session things are going to be a little different from previous […]

RMI issues Covid business aid

RMI issues Covid business aid

Two local businesses received Covid-19 relief checks from the RMI government July 24, bringing to four the number of firms that have received assistance. President David Kabua and members of the Cabinet joined with representatives of DAR Coffee Corner and Happy Hands handicraft shop for the business relief check handover ceremony at the Cabinet. In […]

1963: When polio hit RMI

1963: When polio hit RMI

GIFF JOHNSON The polio epidemic in the Marshall Islands 57 years ago offers a cautionary note in today’s coronavirus world. A total of 194 Marshallese and two Americans experienced some level of paralysis and 11 Marshallese died on 10 of 22 populated atolls. The polio epidemic here happened eight years after a vaccine for the […]

Nuclear atolls: Momentum building

Nuclear atolls: Momentum building

GIFF JOHNSON Leaders of nuclear test-affected atolls described their first meeting as a group with US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral late last week as “productive and positive.” Coupled with a meeting the nuclear atolls had with President David Kabua earlier last week, they feel there is momentum building for dignified solution to the US nuclear weapons […]

Artistic approach to climate issues

Artistic approach to climate issues

WILMER JOEL Since the launch of Jo Jikum’s two-week Climate Change and Health Arts Seminar July 20, students immersed themselves in four courses led by five professional instructors. Among the creative offerings in this year’s summer program: • Poetry: This course is instructed by none other than climate change activist and world-renown poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. […]

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