Government to cut payroll

Government to cut payroll

Journal 1/21/1983 P1 Foreign Secretary deBrum: Marshalls’ quest for freedom threatened The United States is holding the Marshallese people hostage in trying to impose a 30-year military regime on the Marshall Islands at the expense of the nation’s freedoms, Marshall Islands Foreign Secretary Tony deBrum said in remarks reported by Pacific Daily News in Guam. […]

MAWC launches compost production

MAWC launches compost production

EVE BURNS A new composting program in Laura aims to roll out locally-made fertilizer in the near future.Majuro Atoll Waste Company (MAWC) established its Laura Transfer Station Composting Project last year and a team of local workers with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) senior volunteer Masafumi Kanazawa have been developing the operation. The goal is […]

Reef grief for Ribuuk Ae

Reef grief for Ribuuk Ae

GIFF JOHNSON The Ribuuk Ae field trip vessel is likely a total loss. After running aground on the reef at Ujae Atoll shortly before New Year’s Eve, the vessel developed a large hole in the hull under the engine room. That allowed the engine room to flood, and by the time a Pacific International Inc. […]

New RMI leaders sworn in

New RMI leaders sworn in

President David Kabua’s new Cabinet lineup was officially announced to RMI ministry secretaries and department heads last Friday by the Clerk of Cabinet, Earlie Bing. According to the memo, Speaker Kenneth Kedi formally appointed President Kabua as the ninth president of the RMI last Friday. He was elected by Nitijela Monday of the same week. […]

Taongi considered for tests

Taongi considered for tests

Journal 1/12/1983 P8 Old age program debated The merit of the Old Age Program was debated January 10 at Nitijela. Some, like Minister of Internal Affairs Wilfred Kendall, Majuro, for one, felt the program was inconsistent with Marshallese culture where relatives take care of the old. Kendall said it is the families responsibility to look […]

Dengue continues to spread

Dengue continues to spread

Despite the ban on travel to outer islands being ended, the dengue problem continues to hit Majuro hard. The number of cases are piling up, with over 20 new suspected and confirmed cases seen at Majuro hospital on several days over the past week. The RMI is nearing 2,000 dengue cases. Ebeye has not reported […]

Majuro’s New Year’s baby

Majuro’s New Year’s baby

Meet Mr. 2020: Kai’ka Isaiah, 6lbs, 12 ounces. Kai’ka was born on New Year’s Day at Majuro hospital to parents Laura Erakrik and Rison Isaiah. The parents called their bundle of joy their “New Year’s gift.” Kai’ka is the youngest of four siblings, and as is tradition, his grandmother in Indiana blessed him with his […]

What’s that ocean buoy for?

What’s that ocean buoy for?

What does ocean observing mean and how does it work? You can find out by attending an upcoming Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) two-day workshop in Majuro January 21-22. Hands-on activities and presentations will answer those questions. Participants will learn how to access coastal and ocean data, explore instruments that are used for ocean […]

David Kabua takes the helm

David Kabua takes the helm

GIFF JOHNSON New RMI President David Kabua was elected Monday by a comfortable Nitijela majority, 20-12.The Nitijela chamber was jam-packed with a standing room-only crowd for the election as the drama of the post-November 18 election came to a conclusion with Monday’s vote. The voting itself lacked the drama of the 2016 Nitijela election that […]

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