Fish at Kwaj dangerous to eat

Fish at Kwaj dangerous to eat

GIFF JOHNSON “Cancer risk and non-cancer hazard are unacceptable for adult and child Marshallese residents under numerous evaluated fish consumption scenarios,” says a new 276-page report on the contamination of reef fish at Kwajalein and nearby islands of the US Army Garrison — Kwajalein Atoll. The latest US Army report confirms that fish in many […]

Export strategy hopes to spur economy

Export strategy hopes to spur economy

KELLY LORENNIJ The first-ever National Export Strategy for the RMI underwent final validation late last month for finalization before informing and seeking endorsement from Cabinet. The strategy is a long-term plan that has, after intense consultation with government and private sector, identified five major sectors, which include fisheries, tourism, pandanus, coconut and handicrafts in the […]

New study shows RMI’s nuclear hot spots

New study shows RMI’s nuclear hot spots

Radiation levels on Bikini Island are up to 1,000 times higher than samples from areas affected by the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear power plant disasters, newly published research on the Marshall Islands shows. Several new studies were published Monday by the US National Academy of Sciences based on research conducted by scientists with Columbia University […]

Secret testing revealed

Secret testing revealed

Journal 7/13/1982 P1 RepMar gets Kwaj TRO RepMar went back into court this weekend and obtained a new temporary restraining order (TRO) barring Kwajalein landowners from occupying or interfering with the Kwajalein Missile Range. High Court Chief Justice John Lanham’s TRO also directs RepMar to try to presuade the US to allow landowners access to […]

RMI back on ‘Watch List’

RMI back on ‘Watch List’

GIFF JOHNSON The Marshall Islands Foreign Minister questioned the accuracy of the latest US State Department trafficking in persons report on the Marshall Islands, which demoted RMI to Tier 2 Watch List, the last step before the so-called blacklist of Tier 3. RMI was ranked Tier 2 in last year’s State Department report. The report, […]

Billfish fever rocks the dock

Billfish fever rocks the dock

Dozens of anglers competing in last weekend’s two-day annual 37th Marshalls Billfish Club tournament caught eight qualifying billfish, with Damien Milne on Bakaro reeling in the two biggest ones at 415 and 330 lbs. Milne also won total qualifying pounds for his marlin catches. Ronnie Reimers on Kirtake hauled in a 323 lbs marlin to […]

Mental health first responders trained

Mental health first responders trained

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands Epidemiology and Prevention Initiatives (MIEPI) made history following its certification of 16 mental health first aid responders earlier this month at the College of Marshall Islands — the first such course taught in RMI. The unique program was developed by Australian couples Betty Kitchiner and Anthony Jorm in 2001 and has […]

Teens win MBC awards

Teens win MBC awards

Journal 7/6/1982 P1 Kwajalein occupation continues The Kwajalein landowners occupying Kwajalein and other islands that are part of the Kwajalein Missile Range have increased, according to Senator Ataji Balos and other leaders. Kwajalein Atoll Corporation leaders say the protest sail-in is far from over. They say they don’t see any end to the dispute unless […]

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