Uptick in dengue cases

Uptick in dengue cases

GIFF JOHNSON An emergency medical situation the first week of September involving a patient from Mili Atoll with dengue fever has increased concern at the Ministry of Health and Human Services about a possible resurgence of the illness on the outer islands — in line with an uptick of cases in Majuro in recent weeks. […]

Laura gets Red Cross focus

Laura gets Red Cross focus

EVE BURNSMarshall Islands Red Cross Society held a World First Aid Day event at Laura this past Saturday. Red Cross announced it will be using the Jeirok Center as a sub-office going forward. World First Aid Day is an annual campaign to promote the importance of first aid training in preventing injuries and saving lives. […]

School lunches improve attendance

School lunches improve attendance

EVE BURNSThe lunch program for public schools has always been a big help to local schools, particularly in student attendance, which is measurably higher on days with provided lunches. Delap Elementary School Vice Principal David Robert told the Journal that the lunch program helps with the school attendance. The school sees a 10-15 percent improvement […]

Spit law violators caught

Spit law violators caught

Journal 9/9/1983 P1 Aet vote leading by 72% The Yes or Aet votes have a comfortable lead by a thousand votes with all the Ratak atoll ballots, including heavily pro-Compact Majuro, counted. With the exception of Wotje, where ehte No votes easily won and a close margin at Maloelap, all the Marshall Islands Atomic Testing […]

Lots of fish at All Mike

Lots of fish at All Mike

No really big fish were caught at last weekend’s two-day Budweiser All Micronesia Fishing Tournament — “big” according to Marshall Islands angling history. The winning marlin was caught by Team KBE weighing in at 198 pounds. Overall, plenty of qualifying fish, including 12 marlin, lots of tuna and a nearly record breaking barracuda were caught […]

Singing to teach language

Singing to teach language

There is a team of new teachers, called the Bilingual Education Unit, which was established by the Customary Law and Language Commission, PSS, and CMI. There are four pillars of this team: • going out to schools and training teachers in bilingual education • designing new learning materials based primarily on the Marshallese language and […]

Ading: We need jail progress

Ading: We need jail progress

Prior to Nitijela recessing August 28, Enewetak Member of Parliament Jack Ading asked for an update on the new Majuro jail project. Ading noted that a groundbreaking ceremony had been held for the over $1 million jail improvement project late last year. “It’s been almost a year (since the groundbreaking) and nothing has happened,” he […]

RMI joins Pacific climate launch

RMI joins Pacific climate launch

The Marshall Islands joined with its neighbors Tuvalu and Kiribati, IOM and the United Nations Development Program Tuesday morning to launch a climate security project for the Pacific. The virtual launch had people attending at the President’s Office in Majuro and connecting to other high-level leaders and officials via the video conferencing platform Zoom. The […]

Who won ’06 All-Mike?

Who won ’06 All-Mike?

Journal 9/2/1983 P4 Ataji: Compact should be renegotiated Senator Ataji Balos said he thinks the Compact should be renegotiated to eliminate the bad aspects. Balos said August 30 he wants a better deal for the Kwajalein, radiation-affected islands, and others in the Coalition against the Compact. “Why should we be afraid?” he asked. “We are […]

Tuna still moving slowly

Tuna still moving slowly

Majuro saw a small uptick in the number of tuna transshipments last month, with 18 purse seiners off-loading their catches. Majuro has been averaging just 14 transshipments per month since January, a 60 percent drop over the 37 it averaged during 2018 and 2019. The reduction is due mainly to Covid-19 quarantine requirements that make […]