Majuro has water woes

Majuro has water woes

Journal 2/20/1987 P1 Ebeye soaks but Majuro suffersWater any time of the day on Ebeye? While Majuro is encountering strict water hours — despite heavy rains last week — Ebeye is getting water eight hours a day and will soon have water 24-hours a day. The opening February 9 of the new power and desalination […]

Auditors investigate fraud complaints

Auditors investigate fraud complaints

During the July to December period last year, people reported eight new instances of corrupt practices involving public officials and government workers. “We continue to review all known allegations of fraud reported to us, including those we come across in our audit engagements,” RMI Auditor General Junior Patrick reported to Nitijela last week in the […]

Education week in high gear

Education week in high gear

President Dr. Hilda Heine participated in Friday’s Education Week opening ceremony at the College of the Marshall Islands’ SGT Solomon Sam Basketball Court. Heine delivered empowering remarks during the ceremony highlighting the importance of the Education Week. She mentioned that Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate public education, inform the community of the accomplishments […]

Taiwan helps wave victims

Taiwan helps wave victims

Taiwan Ambassador Steve CC Hsia donated $40,000 to the government of the Marshall Islands last week for aid to Arno and Ailinglaplap atolls that were hit by strong waves last month. Hsia said the contribution is to be divided equally between the two atolls to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to the two atolls affected by […]

Fixing the cell network

Fixing the cell network

GIFF JOHNSON Dropped calls and calls that don’t go through. That’s been a way of life for cell phone users in the Marshall Islands. The upcoming Micronesian Games is not only improving and expanding sports facilities that people here will enjoy long after the games, but it is leading to what is hoped to be […]

Mau sails in on Makali’i

Mau sails in on Makali’i

Journal 2/13/1987 P1 Eye fixerThe hospital’s new laser unit was checked by administrator Skip Cole and Health Secretary Marie Maddison. Donated by the Maui Rotary Club, the machine will benefit patients with hemorrhaging of the retina. P2 Doomsday machine: Man not the bombsDennis O’Rourke, an Australian filmmaker, objects to moral sloth. His documentary Half Life […]

Claret’s triumphant return

Claret’s triumphant return

Miss Marshall Islands Claret Chong Gum returned to Majuro last Friday to much fanfare and an exuberant greeting. First, Amata Kabua International Airport firefighters gave the Nauru Airlines plane a water cannon honor. This was followed by diplomats, relatives and friends waiting to greet her on the tarmac outside the VIP lounge at the airport. […]

Acting is ‘magical’ to Wilmer

Acting is ‘magical’ to Wilmer

KAREN EARNSHAW “When I was a kid, my father told me there was to be a play and that we should go see it,” said Wilmer Joel, then a Rita Elementary School student. It was 2014 and the musical was Fiddler on the Roof: “I was captivated. I felt a magical tingling feeling as I […]

Ebeye road upgrade

Ebeye road upgrade

HILARY HOSIA Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority is paving the way for the future of Ebeye — quite literally. The KADA-designated contractor Pacific International Inc. has been on the roll with the  Ebeye paving since the end of January. Last week, PII was paving the busiest intersection that connects the main traffic and commuters to and […]

Bikinians get unusual payment

Bikinians get unusual payment

The KBE Local Government handed out the first quarterly compensation payments to Bikinians in 14 months this past Friday. Since the late 1980s, quarterly payments had been provided to Bikinians like clockwork, based on the Bikini Claims Trust Fund, which was capitalized by the first Compact of Free Association’s nuclear test compensation section. But money […]

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