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Students flowing to Eastern Oregon University

Students flowing to Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University’s Genesis Meaderds and Sam McCumber were on-island earlier this month to make early admission and application easy and seamless for students. Admissions Counselor Meaderds offered financial aid counseling while McCumber, an academic advisor, assisted with academic issues. Until this visit, there was a gap between admissions and getting to the campus in […]

United aborts Majuro flight after engine fire

United aborts Majuro flight after engine fire

KELLY LORENNIJ On board UA flight 132 United Airlines flight 132 with 142 passengers onboard was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff from Honolulu International Airport earlier this week when the aircraft’s port-side engine began spewing flames.The engine compression unit caught fire, aborting the Sunday (Hawaii time) Island Hopper destined for Majuro and points […]

ADB expands funding to islands

ADB expands funding to islands

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will expand support to help the Pacific islands to help build stronger resilience to global economic shocks, disasters, and climate change, ADB President Takehiko Nakao said at the recent 52nd Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board of Governors in Fiji. Speaking to Pacific Developing Member Country (DMC) Governors, Nakao said the […]

Trump meets FAS ‘family’

Trump meets FAS ‘family’

GIFF JOHNSON President Hilda Heine joined with Palau and Federated States of Micronesia presidents in a historic meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday (Majuro date) at the White House — the first time the three presidents from the freely associated states have met an American president as a group. In lead up meetings with Interior […]

Milañ engages in Japan exchange

Milañ engages in Japan exchange

KELLY LORENNIJ Three young women from the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau recently completed the 10-day Micronesian Young Leaders Program under the Association for Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) in Japan. Milañ Loeak, managing director of Lieom N. Corporation, her family’s investment company, was selected from the RMI on the invitation of […]

Robo fun in FSM

Robo fun in FSM

Student robotics clubs from six high schools across Pohnpei State gathered earlier this month for the Micronesian capital’s first-ever Robo Day. Each team fielded a robot that they built, programmed and customized to compete on a customized course. Drivers raced their robots through timed rounds, battling to gain points by pushing, dropping, and throwing tennis […]

AMI performs engine change on Aur Atoll

AMI performs engine change on Aur Atoll

One of Air Marshall Islands Dornier aircraft suffered an engine problem at Aur Atoll requiring an engine change. In just three days, AMI engineers had the problem diagnosed, an engine dispatched and installed on Aur, and the plane back in the air. AMI’s ability to get the Dornier back into service despite its grounding on […]

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