Leaders pow-wow in Palau

Leaders pow-wow in Palau

Palau opened the 16th Micronesian Presidents’ Summit (MPS) with President Tommy Remengesau Jr., President Peter Christian of the Federated States of Micronesia, and President Hilda Heine, of the Marshall Islands, gathered to discuss pressing issues including climate change, the island nations’ relationships with the United States, and fisheries. The one-day meeting was held at the […]

Senators focus on key issues

Senators focus on key issues

The Nitijela held a five-day induction seminar last week that Speaker Kenneth Kedi said was “a platform” for Nitijela members to “contribute to the national dialog on key development issues and sustainable development for the Marshall Islands.” The program was co-sponsored by the Pacific Community, United Nations Development Program, UN Women’s Program, UN Human Rights, […]

Reviving nuclear claims

Reviving nuclear claims

The Marshall Islands is set to take action to revive its nuclear compensation claims with the US government and to seek global recognition of March 1 as an international day of remembrance for victims of nuclear testing programs. These were key points highlighted by President Hilda Heine at Tuesday’s Nuclear Survivors Remembrance Day event at […]

CJ Bird told to fly away

CJ Bird told to fly away

Journal 2/28/1975 P6 What They’ve Said by Mary Browning This we lift unabashedly from “Periscope,” Newsweek, October 14, 1974: “Although the US formally opposes nuclear tests in the atmosphere, French planes ferrying material to test in the skies over the Pacific earlier this year were allowed to make refueling stops at Majuro airport in the […]

Where there’s JICA, there’s hope

Where there’s JICA, there’s hope

HILARY HOSIA Last year, the Public School System adopted a revised math textbook created by a small contingent of Japan International Cooperation Agency volunteers in Majuro. Around the same time Majuro Atoll Waste Company gained new and sophisticated methods of consolidating waste, which includes a leachate treatment process similar to Japan’s. And, for a good […]

Quick response to Zika

Quick response to Zika

HILARY HOSIA The Ministry of Health moved into emergency action mode after confirmation last Thursday that Majuro has its first case of the Zika virus. After verifying Zika confirmation with the Hawaii laboratory Thursday, in less than two hours a team was set up and dispatched to inspect the home and surrounding area where the […]

Creative juices flow

Creative juices flow

The first Open Mic Night on island ignited entertainment, laughter, and fun that resulted in a don’t-miss-out and must-come-again experience. The local NGO Jo-Jikum and Assumption’s Kuumba sponsored the event that included poets, rhymers, rappers, singers, storytellers, tongue twisting and beat box noise makers at the College of the Marshall Islands Ettonaak two Fridays ago. […]

Thousands of youth set to arrive

Thousands of youth set to arrive

Journal 2/22/1974 P1 Population in TT over 114,000 Census figures for the Trust Territory were released last week. As of September 18, 1973, the total Trust Territory population was 114,973. District populations: Marianas (14,335), Marshalls (25,044), Palau (12,674), Ponape (23,251), Truk (31,600) and Yap (7,869). (Note: in the early 1970s, Kosrae was administratively included as […]