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A blast at MIHS

A blast at MIHS

WILMER JOEL Marshall Islands High School (MIHS) stirred up the new school year’s first activity with a smashing start, the school’s welcome party. The welcome party has been a school tradition in welcoming incoming pre-nine, regular nine, transfer students, and new teachers and staff. MIHS Student Body Government Officers, grade level officers from 10th to […]

PII struggles to get FSM payment

PII struggles to get FSM payment

GIFF JOHNSON Pacific International Inc. received a mediation award in its construction dispute with the FSM government over US government-funded road work it did in Chuuk state from 2009-2013. But the FSM refused to pay the mediation award of an initial $2 million on a total $6 million award. More recently, PII received a $9.5 […]

Japan makes big donation

Japan makes big donation

EVE BURNS As part of the Japan Grant Aid for economic and social development, the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) received from Japan Embassy a forklift, four cargo trucks, a crane truck, 11 boats and other fishery equipment such as scales, fish cutters, vacuum packers, a multi wrapper, and 78 coolers. Joining the handover […]

Aur race too close to call

Aur race too close to call

Although postal absentee ballots will not be counted until Monday September 6, Namu mayoral candidate Bowditch Jiji Mimi Kabua’s lead over incumbent Acting Mayors Waikiki Lakmis virtually ensures that he will be Namu’s new mayor. The still unofficial vote count for all domestic ballots shows Kabua with 505 votes to Lakmis’ 372. According to Acting […]

Majuro sets vaccine pace

Majuro sets vaccine pace

The Ministry of Health and Human Services administered 757 Covid vaccines for commercial fishing crews that use Majuro for transshipment from June through the end of August. The vaccine program for fishermen was halted for two months after the initial rollout in June so Public Health nurses could focus on vaccinating outer island residents. The […]

Boost for KIO’s water program

Boost for KIO’s water program

EVE BURNS Kora in Okrane (KIO) received a boost last week for their Dren in Mour project when they received a donation of $15,000 from Water Charity, a non-profit organization in California. KIO’s Vice President July Note Jordan expressed appreciation to the executive members of Water Charity during a virtual meeting late last week. July […]

Jiji, Fred lead in early counting

Jiji, Fred lead in early counting

Incomplete unofficial results from the August 21 special election show a close race for the mayor chair at Aur Atoll in a four-way race. In the tabulation that includes “regular” votes from Aur, and absentee votes from Majuro, Fred Bukida was 10 votes ahead of Hesa Kaious, 335-325. Jimmy Jonathan polled 273 votes and Riem […]

US needs to ‘show up’

US needs to ‘show up’

Amid a regional rift among the countries of the Pacific Islands Forum and increasing great-power competition between the United States and China, US Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawai‘i) said in a virtual news conference with Pacific Islands journalists last week that it would be a “terrible tragedy” if the Forum were to split up. Five Micronesian […]

Fishermen line up for shots

Fishermen line up for shots

Last Friday’s resumption of Covid-19 vaccines for tuna boat fishermen “went smooth as planned,” according to MIMRA. The fisheries authority together with Ministry of Health and Human Services and the Ports Authority organized the re-start of the vaccine program for fishermen that was started in June, and then paused so public health teams could concentrate […]

Boot camp team graduates

Boot camp team graduates

WILMER JOEL The College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) Youth Corps in collaboration with the RMI National Training Council (NTC) organized a closing ceremony at CMI last week Monday in honor of the 28 recipients who completed an eight-week summer boot camp. This summer boot camp is a collaborative milestone between CMI and NTC to […]

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