A 260-foot purse seiner ran aground oceanside on the northern reef of Majuro last Thursday, and initial efforts to pull the boat off the reef were unsuccessful. Rescue work was planned for Wednesday, but representatives of the ship company that owns the vessel requested delay until Thursday so a company official from Taiwan could fly […]
No cases of the Zika virus have been detected in Majuro for two months, prompting the Ministry of Health to announce this week that Zika appears to no longer be present in RMI. At the same time, Interim Health Secretary Dr. Kennar Briand cautioned that the virus is still active in Kosrae and others islands […]
Following remarks by Minister in Assistance Mattlan Zackhras and Marshall Islands Mayors Association President Ota Kisino during the Office of the President-sponsored MIMA dinner at the Marshall Islands Resort Monday night, the United Church of Christ Youth performed a beat to complement the night.
Note to readers: A previously posted story in this location reported on a 20-year jail sentence for a convicted murderer. The Journal did not post a photo with this story. However, we discovered that a default setting on our site automatically inserted a non-related photo with the story that could give the appearance the photo […]
Journal 5/13/1974 P13 Hastily decided A hastily decided trip on May 10 saw the departure of five members of the Marshall Islands Nitijela and Marshall Islands Development Authority chairman Charles Domnick for the Republic of Nauru to testify before the Nauru Lcal Council on the application of a $600,000 loan. The loan, which will be […]
GIFF JOHNSON Two of seven Koo’s Fishing Company purse seiners recently reflagged in the Federated States of Micronesia. Does this indicate that Koo’s is moving out of RMI and that the high-level of tuna transshipment featured in Port Majuro for the past several years is moving to Pohnpei? “No” on both counts, though RMI’s fisheries […]
Ailuk Mayor Rufina Jack is always on the lookout for projects that will benefit the atoll. In 2014, she approached on-island grant writer Bonny Taggart about seeking funding to initiate a sewing training project on Ailuk – using machines that don’t need electricity. Bonny found a vendor in the US for the machines and treadle […]
The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) redeployed its wave buoy outside of Majuro last week. Located about a half nautical mile off Delap Point, the yellow wave buoy measures wave height, direction, period, and sea surface temperature in 30 minute intervals. The reinstalled buoy joins the existing PacIOOS network of 13 real-time wave buoys […]