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Solar team to light up Kwajalein

Solar team to light up Kwajalein

While Kwajalein Atoll Local Government waits on a date to start the power project on Ennibur (Santo) Island from the RMI Cabinet, 100 solar units are to be distributed to islands within Kwajalein this year. The solar project stems from a matching grant partnership between KALGov and Humanity First, with each contributing $15,000. Earlier in […]

Tuna activity rebounds a bit

Tuna activity rebounds a bit

Tuna transshipment in Majuro during June saw a big rebound from May, but the numbers remained low by the standards of the past two years. A total of 11 tuna transshipments by purse seiners to carrier vessels in the lagoon and unloadings (tuna off-loaded at the dock for local processing or shipment via freezer container) […]

IOM checks Ebeye’s ‘Covid pulse’

IOM checks Ebeye’s ‘Covid pulse’

The International Organization for Migration is nearly done with its Covid-19 Rapid Assessment Survey on Ebeye, which saw Ebeye and Majuro ground surveyors conducting door-to-door interviews around the small island. Each surveyor took an oath at the courthouse before deployment throughout Ebeye. And each surveyor team is equipped with a cellphone where data is inputted […]

Willy’s classy classroom

Willy’s classy classroom

Power goes out in Majuro — what do you do if you’re a student stuck in a dark classroom? Follow the lead of Marshall Islands High School 10th grader Willy Abraham, an Upward Bound student, who headed out to the ocean side reef by the College of the Marshall Islands recently to find a suitable […]

Enewetak ready for disasters

Enewetak ready for disasters

The Enewetak Ujelang Local Government and its people held a special ceremony for blessing a newly built warehouse earlier this month. Department of Interior Grants Manager Fred Nysta, Rairok Councilwoman Margaret Alee, members of the EULG council, other VIPs, and the Enewetak people attended. The construction of EULG’s Majuro warehouse was made possible through the […]

Training for disaster fallout

Training for disaster fallout

HILARY HOSIA Close to 30 teachers and counselors from the Public School System on Ebeye completed the Psychological First Aid course offered by the International Organization for Migration with assistance from Youth to Youth in Health last week. According to facilitators, the training took one full day at the new Ebeye Public Elementary School. The […]

Good going grads

Good going grads

While schools in the Marshall Islands are implementing various types of graduations because of government-imposed Covid-19 restrictions, Jable Calvary Temple Church last weekend honored graduating students from multiple schools who attend their congregation. This group of recent graduates was recognized by church members for graduating from Majuro Middle School, Seventh Day Adventist, Marshall Islands High […]

MIMRA-Namdrik marine deal

MIMRA-Namdrik marine deal

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority and Namdrik Atoll Local Government signed a one-year agreement for MIMRA to fund technical support for projects in Namdrik as a recipient of the Reimaanlok (Looking to the Future) conservation management process. The projects include support for reviving the pearl farm in Namdrik and other activities related to marine […]

Illness levels decline in RMI

Illness levels decline in RMI

A rather dramatic announcement arrived in this week’s Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System Weekly Bulletin put out by the World Health Organization. It reported a “seven-fold decrease” in flu-like illness in the RMI this past week.The “seven-fold decrease” turned out to be the previous week’s seven reported flu-like illnesses becoming just one flu-like case this past […]