Bikini Atoll dive bombs

Bikini Atoll dive bombs

Journal 5/31/1985 P1 Rongelapese clash with US ambassador The verbal sparring between US officials and Rongelap Atoll leaders escalated this week when the US ambassador to the United Nations charged that the nearly completed evacuation of Rongelap was instigated by outsiders who were misleading the islanders about radiation contamination on the atoll. Ambassador Harvey Feldman […]

World Tuna Day bash in Majuro

World Tuna Day bash in Majuro

KAREN EARNSHAW The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority hosted a World Tuna Day 2022 celebration in the HQ parking lot on May 14, the second year it has celebrated the big day at its new facilities. The biggest feature of the afternoon was the slicing and dicing of, what else?, tuna, with the competition divisions […]

RMI soon to see formula shortage

RMI soon to see formula shortage

EVE BURNS The Marshall Islands is slowly feeling the ongoing shortage of baby formula in the United States. Retail stores and consumers in the US have been hit by the shortage. The ongoing baby formula shortage, caused by a combination of recalls and supply chain issues, has intensified in recent weeks, reported the Deseret News […]

Kedi likes US response

Kedi likes US response

GIFF JOHNSON “On a scale of one-to-10, with 10 being the best, I put my visit to Washington at 9.5,” said Speaker Kenneth Kedi in an interview with the Journal Wednesday this week. The Speaker was in Arkansas at mid-week, following a packed agenda in Washington, DC over several days last week with meetings with […]

Women’s fund launches on Ebeye

Women’s fund launches on Ebeye

The Kora Fund issued its first loan to an Ebeye woman as part of its official launch for Kwajalein Atoll last week. A team of Kora (women’s) Fund and Bank of Marshall Islands officials went to Ebeye for the launch and to run a series of informational and training sessions about the new loan program. […]

Power rates go up again

Power rates go up again

Journal 5/24/1985 P1 Critical committee OKs Compact “Obviously the Compact is moving along and with key high level people in the US administration and Congress supporting it, chances are looking good it will be approved this summer,” states US Department of State Status Liaison Officer for the Marshalls Mike Senko answering Journal questions. On May […]

Graduation time!

Graduation time!

Majuro Baptist Christian Academy seniors — pictured here — will be the first high school graduates in Majuro with their graduation set for this Friday May 20 at 3pm at the Rita school. The College of the Marshall Islands is next, graduating May 26 at its Uliga campus. Then comes Majuro Coop High School on […]

CMI’s Solomon court upgrades

CMI’s Solomon court upgrades

As part of its ongoing improvement project for the SSG Solomon Sam Memorial Sports Court at CMI, the college plans to install a new sign honoring the only Marshall Islander to die in the US Armed Forces during a combat mission. The college earlier this month demolished the existing small stage next to the court […]

Cash transfer program launched

Cash transfer program launched

Bank of Marshall Islands (BOMI) agreed to waive usual bank account application fees for women enrolled in the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program. The news was shared during the signing of an agreement between BOMI and the national government last week at the International Conference Center during the Early Childhood Development National Forum. The CCT […]

Body found in lagoon

Body found in lagoon

HILARY HOSIA An unidentified body was found floating in Majuro lagoon Tuesday morning. Authorities received a call Tuesday morning from vessel New Takatsuki claiming a body was seen floating near their anchored vessel, a police report from the Majuro Atoll Local Government’s Marine Patrol Division (MAPD) stated. A joint taskforce was quickly mobilized consisting of […]