WAC brings Xmas cheer

WAC brings Xmas cheer

Journal 12/23/1983 P1 Japan shelves plans for ocean dumping Japan has decided to build a big underground nuclear waste storage bunker on its own territory, which will put aside, at least temporarily, plans to dump waste in the Pacific. P12 Causeway receives preliminary approval At its first formal meeting held on Ebeye December 14, the […]

RMI gears for Covid vaccines

GIFF JOHNSONThe first batch of Covid-19 vaccines are scheduled to arrive within the next week, possibly as early as this weekend, according to RMI officials.The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is providing an initial delivery of the Moderna-developed vaccine to the RMI, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau.The RMI Cabinet, Ministry of Health […]

‘Buhly’ wear making its mark

‘Buhly’ wear making its mark

EVE BURNSTalented Marshallese clothing designer Kimberly Matthew is famously known for her work on Buhly wear. Her label reflects a Marshallese pronunciation of the second part of her name (Berly to Buhly).She designs and sews clothes that Marshallese girls all over have gone crazy for.She was born and raised here in the Majuro, attending Majuro […]

R&D wins war on sand

R&D wins war on sand

Journal 12/20/1983 P1 R&D/Hulk win tug-of-war After several weeks of overcast weather, the sun broke through the clouds, scurried bits of white fluff off to the west, and then sat comfortably in a light blue background, smiling warmly on the gathered throng at Laura beach. It was a motley crowd, if were there was one. […]

Nitijela, Cabinet in holiday dustup

Nitijela, Cabinet in holiday dustup

GIFF JOHNSON At a time when most people’s focus has turned to jeptas, holiday parties, shopping and family gatherings, this December has featured an usual development. Nitijela and the Cabinet are in a dust up over several public hearings scheduled by chairmen last week, one of which the Cabinet cut off from V7AB radio broadcast […]

Cops burn $80m drug haul

Cops burn $80m drug haul

GIFF JOHNSONMarshall Islands police incinerated over 1,400 pounds of cocaine in Majuro on December 15 after the cache of drugs drifted into Ailuk Atoll last week. Police said it is the largest volume of cocaine to ever wash into the Marshall Islands, which has seen hundreds of kilos of cocaine wash into multiple islands over […]

Climate ‘Midnight’ is close

Climate ‘Midnight’ is close

A three-part climate video series, “Fighting for our survival,” has been released by the climate action organization, 350.org. This includes a new climate video, “Midnight,” filmed in the Marshall Islands and featuring Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. “Midnight” was unveiled December 11 at the opening of the online event Kainaki II to COP 26 – Pacific Islands Forum […]