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United forced out of airport office

United forced out of airport office

GIFF JOHNSON RMI Ports Authority continues to be beset with problems. The latest? United Airlines moved out of its office in the main terminal of Amata Kabua International Airport earlier this week after it was determined the facility was unsafe for UA workers. Last week, a United worker reportedly “fell through the floor” on the […]

RMI vets seek benefit fix

RMI vets seek benefit fix

GIFF JOHNSON Veterans from the Marshall Islands and the other freely associated states, all nations aligned with the US through Compacts, must travel at great personal expense to take advantage of health benefits they earned by their service in the US military. The practical impact of this situation is that most Marshallese veterans are completely […]

Spotlight on mental health

Spotlight on mental health

The Ministry of Health and Human Services alongside Majuro Cooperative School organized a walkathon to promote awareness about mental health earlier this month. A great turnout of participants young and old attended the walkathon that was coordinated by Co-op High School Principal Kenneth Fernando as well as the student body government (SBG) officers and their […]

Founding President remembered

Founding President remembered

WILMER JOEL In veneration of Presidents Day, a day of commemorating was held last Wednesday and again Saturday for this nation’s late founding father, Iroojlaplap and First President Amata Kabua as well as other presidents who succeeded the presidency. Marshall Islands Presidents:Late Iroojlaplap and President Amata Kabua 1979-1996 Late Iroojlaplap and President Imata Kabua 1997-2000 […]

New Aur mayor sworn in

New Aur mayor sworn in

Aur Atoll has a new mayor. Fred Bukida took the oath of office Monday afternoon at the Majuro courthouse. His swearing in by TRC Judge Nixon David before a courtroom gallery packed with family and friends ends a period of uncertainty after the special election that ended with a court complaint from his main competitor […]

DCA closes Kili runway

DCA closes Kili runway

All flights to Kili Island were halted this week for an indefinite period of time by the Directorate of Civil Aviation based on safety concerns about the condition of the runway. Anthony Paul, the DCA’s Senior Aviation Inspector/Operations, notified AMI’s Director of Flight Operations Captain Mael Watak on Tuesday this week that the DCA was […]

Marking 23 years of ties

Marking 23 years of ties

The Taiwan Embassy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade co-hosted a reception at Nitijela Conference Room in celebration of the 23rd anniversary of RMI-Taiwan diplomatic relations. President David Kabua and Iroojlaplap and Nitijela Member Michael Kabua attended the reception with Cabinet members, Speaker Kenneth Kedi, Nitijela Members and government officials. Around 70 guests joined […]

‘Full faith and credit’ wanted

‘Full faith and credit’ wanted

GIFF JOHNSON Nitijela endorsed the importance of the “full faith and credit” provision in the first Compact of Free Association in adopting Resolution 48 last Thursday. The resolution requests the RMI’s Compact Negotiation Team through the Cabinet to request reinstatement of the full faith and credit provision in the Compact with the US government.  The […]

Drowned American’s boat found in Mili

Drowned American’s boat found in Mili

GIFF JOHNSON The boat used by American paralympian Angela Madsen on her ill-fated attempt in mid-2020 to paddle solo from California to Hawaii washed up on a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands late last month. The specially designed boat with her name and “ROWOFLIFE” painted on the hull, washed up on Mili Atoll in […]

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