Japan funds Arno’s new boat

Japan funds Arno’s new boat

Japan Ambassador Norio Saito joined in the handover ceremony for “the Project for Procurement of Sea Transport for Copra in Arno Atoll.” The $135,500 grant for a new boat was funded through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The ceremony was attended by Arno Mayor Bernard Chong-Gum, Arno Irooj Katwel Jormelu and […]

RRE opens Rairok store

RRE opens Rairok store

Journal 12/24/1982 P1 AMI 748 arriving Christmas eve The Airline of the Marshall Islands’ own BAC748 aircraft is scheduled to arrive 24 December. There was no room for Santa Claus because it is filled with spare parts. There will be an official handover ceremony at the airport for the 48-seat turbo prop plane. The first […]

What’s better than one parade?

What’s better than one parade?

The 2019 Christmas Parade is due to continue this Saturday following what veteran parade announcers William Ring, Lisa Muller and Rosalie Mottelang called “one of the biggest turnouts” in years last Saturday. Despite not continuing past the airport point last weekend, thousands of kids of all ages, including big kids (adults) came out to see […]

Enewetak’s helpful excavator

Enewetak’s helpful excavator

The Enewetak Ujelang Local Government celebrated and blessed its new excavator in a ceremony in Majuro last week. It was purchased with a US Department of Interior grant and will ultimately be located at Enewetak to support improvement work for the Enewetak dock and other projects. Until it can find transportation to the northern atoll, […]

Migration done right

Migration done right

Most Marshallese living in RMI will say that job opportunities, education, health or family visits are the main reasons that they leave to the United States. But a recent survey of Marshallese to identify the “drivers” of out-migration suggests environmental factors are increasingly in the mix of reasons why people are departing the Marshall Islands. […]

RMI eases dengue travel ban

RMI eases dengue travel ban

The government-imposed outer islands travel ban is being ended in stages. Arno, Mili, Namu and Lib have had their travel bans lifted, and Ailinlaplap will be next. These developments are happening in line with the Ministry of Health training health assistants on these islands to diagnose and treat dengue in case it develops. The RMI […]