US backs Bikinian move

US backs Bikinian move

  Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina has written US Senate and House congressional leadership proposing legislation allowing the people of Bikini to use existing resettlement and relocation funds to relocate their communities outside of the Marshall Islands. Current federal law restricts resettlement funds for use within the Marshall Islands. “This is an […]

Honda chooses RMI for tests

Honda chooses RMI for tests

Japanese auto giant Honda has chosen the Marshall Islands to trial new electronic vehicle (EV) charging technologies, because the country is so reliant on imports for its energy supply and is highly susceptible to the effect of rising sea levels, making it perfect to showcase the equipment. The Honda Motor Company is working closely with […]

New dump to cost over $15m

Plans are moving ahead for a new landfill dumpsite ocean side of the Jenrok area of downtown Majuro. The government is now seeking bids from qualified companies to produce a “detailed design” for the new landfill. Majuro Atoll Waste Company Manager Jorelik Tibon said he anticipates it will take about 90 days to produce the […]

Youth attend ROC ‘future leaders’

Youth attend ROC ‘future leaders’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Ylissa Elemat Kendall reports that she and four other Marshallese are attending the 2015 Taiwan Study Camp for Future Leaders: Pacific Region. “The Study Camp offers a platform for exchanges between youth from the ROC (Taiwan) and key countries of the Pacific Region,” Kendall wrote in an email. “The event […]

Many given treatment by ENT team

Many given treatment by ENT team

Ear screenings were underway at Leroij Atama Zedkaia Memorial Hospital in Majuro following the arrival of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) team Tuesday. The team was led by Professor Jean Johnson from the University of Hawaii in Manoa, and includes Surgeon Dr. Richard Wagner from the Global ENT Outreach (GEO), and Pediatric Audiologist […]

WAM’s path to success

WAM’s path to success

About 60 people gathered at the picnic area next to WAM Friday, to witness the happy graduation of 20 trainees. RMI National Training Council head Allison Nashion and WAM Director Alson Kelen made speeches congratulating the graduates. A highlight was the fact that at least six of the trainees move straight into employment, following successful […]

Women’s group celebrates health

Women’s group celebrates health

Child protection, human trafficking, non-communicable diseases, domestic violence, and other health related issues top the Women United Together Marshall Islands’ (WUTMI’s) list for this week’s conference which started Monday at the International Conference Center. This year’s theme: “Tole Mour,” meaning “The Gift of Life and Health.” It is dedicated in honor of late Senator and […]

Majuro’s bridge still in good shape

Majuro’s bridge still in good shape

In response to a request from the Marshall Islands government, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) flew in bridge expert Kashiwamura Tomohiko and Project Coordintaor from JICA headquarters Furuhashi Momoko for a four-day assessment on the Majuro bridge last week. Aside from a minor 0.65-millimeter crack on the abutment under the bridge, the 30.8-meter bridge is […]