Capital building cracks

Capital building cracks

Journal 12/31/1974 P1 ICA plan for ‘reformulation’ would fatally distort distinguishing values of the islands A “Comprehensive Human Development Plan” for the Marshall Islands was recently prepared for public release in Majuro by a Chicago-based organization called the Institute for Cultural Affairs (ICA). The plan is a sweeping, ambitious formula for crash economic development in […]

Fisheries observers get help

Fisheries observers get help

YVETTE MONDAY Fisheries observers have been hailed for the work they do as the eyes and eared of Pacific countries. They are the frontline officers collecting catch data vital to understanding how many fish are left and how to ensure sustainability of the stocks. Transform Aqorau, the CEO of the PNA group of countries, says […]

Pacific violence figures shocking

The level of violence against women in the Pacific is double the rate in the rest of the world, which is the sign that Pacific societies need to change social norms in order for development to progress, said a United Nations official. Speaking to Radio New Zealand International, UN Women’s Deputy Representative for Fiji, Nicolas […]

Only 50,865 in Marshalls

Only 50,865 in Marshalls

Journal 12/23/1977 P10 Ponape pepper project dropped The president of Speciality Brands Incorporated, a San Francisco based company, announced recently his company is dropping plans to boost cultivation of the Ponape pepper project citing lack of necessary labor to man the size of project contemplated. In a November 28 letter to High Commissioner Adrian Winkel, […]

Home solar-to-grid plan launched

Home solar-to-grid plan launched

ISAAC MARTY A solar-to-grid installation workshop to train certified local installers was held at Robert Reimers Enterprises’ Bokanake this past week. The Solar PV (photovoltaic) System Training funded by ADMIRE and PIGGAREP, with Ministry of Resources and Development’s Energy Office coordinating, is a lead up to the Marshall Islands Development Bank’s solar loan scheme. The […]

Mattie wins silver in Reno

Mattie wins silver in Reno

Marshall Islands weightlifter Mathlynn “Mattie” Sasser made history for the RMI at the American Open earlier this month, beating 64 of the best women weightlifters in the US to win a silver medal, while breaking an Oceania Junior record that has stood for 14 years. Marshall Islands Weightlifting Federation’s (MIWLF) national lifters Sasser and Kabuati […]

Breathing life into nuclear issue

Breathing life into nuclear issue

A new organization focused on the nuclear weapons testing legacy in the Marshall Islands says its aim is achieving justice for Marshall Islanders. The group, Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders for Humanity — Marshall Islands (REACH-MI for short), officially launched itself Tuesday with a program attended by about 40 people held at Sandy’s. REACH-MI Vice President […]

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Winning weavers and fashion styles

Winning weavers and fashion styles

CAROLINE YACOE Woven mats, hats, purses, baskets, fans, wall hangings and jewelry from the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Nauru, Guam and Kiribati festively adorned the new space at Long Island Conference Center now part of the University of the South Pacific campus in Majuro. As the third such gathering of Pacific weavers it demonstrated […]