JICA teaches about fish

JICA teaches about fish

Mone (Bluespine unicornfish), Mera (Parrotfish), Jera (Sabre squirrelfish), and other local fishes were jotted down in notebooks of Ajeltake Elementary School (AES) sixth graders as they learned about the benefits of the local resource. They visited the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority’s Fish Market in Uliga late last month. The event was an activity put […]

Introducing the new Dallan

Introducing the new Dallan

Marshallese teenager Dallan Jennet was the toast of a party in New York City this past week. By all accounts the celebration closed one chapter marked by struggle and disability in this young man’s life, and opened another that has Dallan primed to reengage in a life that he had all but abandoned. Dallan spent […]

Fixing Ebeye’s water system

Fixing Ebeye’s water system

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $5 million grant and will administer another $4 million grant from the government of Australia to increase access to safe water and improve sanitation in Ebeye. “Ebeye has a high incidence of water-borne diseases stemming from an inefficient water supply system that is only able to service […]

Lack of child protection program

Lack of child protection program

The lack of a child protection program in the Marshall Islands together with other factors put children at significant risk in RMI, according to a report, Ajiri in Ibunini, Child Protection Baseline Report, RMI. The report was produced by UNICEF and the RMI government with Australian government funding, and was released a couple of years […]

Copra production up on 2014

Copra production up on 2014

Copra production this past year picked up slightly from 2014, breaking the 5,000 ton mark, but fell below the 10-year average. Tobolar received 5,056.46 tons of copra for fiscal year 2015 — October 1, 2014 to September 30 this year. A poor showing in the last quarter of FY2015 kept this past fiscal year tonnage […]

Ebeye needs a new master plan

Ebeye needs a new master plan

Journal 10/7/1977 P1 Rosenblatt rules out independence for Micronesia US chief negotiator Peter S. Rosenblatt ruled out the possibility of more political fragmentation — and independence for any part of the territory — in a recent radio interview here. P3 Lady mechanic honored The Ponape District Legislature adopted a resolution congratulating Mershina Likor of Net […]

Culture Day at CMI

Culture Day at CMI

College of Marshall Islands: the only place in RMI that unites students from across Micronesia. Despite their language differences and different geographical origins, dorm residents from the Arrak and Uliga campus united to observe RMI’s Manit Day. Pictured are Arrak and Uliga dorm residents with CMI President Dr. Theresa Koroivulaono and CMI staff after the […]

LIES in tug-of-war

LIES in tug-of-war

Long Island Elementary School students were the center of attention during the many competitions set up by the Ministry of Internal Affairs following the opening ceremony of Manit week at the Alele/Courthouse compound last week. LIES students received majority of the cash prizes, as they were the only kids remaining for the competitions, like the […]

At long last: Yes to Con-Con

At long last: Yes to Con-Con

A Constitutional Convention is in the cards for the Marshall Islands, following adoption of Bill 70 by unanimous vote of Nitijela last month. The much delayed and debated plan for a Con-Con is now approved, with an $800,000 appropriation in the FY2016 budget to go with it. It took the Nitijela over a year and […]