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Climate battles in Majuro

Climate battles in Majuro

WILMER JOEL The two colleges in the country, College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) and the University of the South Pacific (USP), ignited a heated debate last week that was filled with facts and fiery exchanges. As a part of the Climate Change Week activities last Thursday at the Public School System the debate focused […]

60 released from quarantine

60 released from quarantine

Sixty of the 70 people in the latest repatriation group were released Tuesday April 26 following multiple negative Covid tests. But 10, who tested positive at different times since they first arrived Kwajalein on April 12, are remaining in quarantine at the US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. The 60 released included 11 in Majuro and 49 […]

Ebeye hospital short staffed

Ebeye hospital short staffed

Ebeye hospital has only seven doctors on staff, following departure of several doctors after they recently finished their contracts with the Ministry of Health and Human Services. “We have serious issues on Ebeye now because we have had some doctors finish their contracts and go home, so there are only seven doctors on Ebeye now,” […]

Prices skyrocket in RMI

Prices skyrocket in RMI

GIFF JOHNSON Food, vehicle fuel, transportation costs for imported goods, and taxi prices are up dramatically compared to a year ago.But a lesser appreciated price increase will have a similarly big impact on people in the Marshall Islands. This is the cost of building materials.The International Monetary Fund said inflation is expected to be six […]

NRC attacks Eroj rats

NRC attacks Eroj rats

Eroj Island on the north side of Majuro is the focus of a rat eradication initiative by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce. An NRC team descended on the small island earlier this month to launch a battle against invasive rats on the uninhabited island. The work to eradicate rats on Eroj will help […]

Large number of Covid border cases

Large number of Covid border cases

GIFF JOHNSON Testing of Marshall Islanders in managed quarantine Friday April 15 saw the largest number test positive for Covid since managed repatriation started nearly two years ago. Seven out of a repatriation group of 72 people tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a government announcement issued late Friday night. All seven are in […]

United resumes Majuro service

United resumes Majuro service

United Airlines returned to handling passenger traffic for Majuro Monday this week with the evening Island Hopper flight from Guam. Earlier in the day Monday, RMI Ports Authority and the RMI government blessed the renovated main terminal building and a new fire truck that recently arrived. Acting President Jiba Kabua, US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral, and […]

Climate info delivered informally

Climate info delivered informally

EVE BURNS Jo-Jikum in partnership with the RMI Climate Change Directorate hosted its first climate webinar series earlier this month — the first in a series of weekly events that take place every Friday for one hour at Marshall Islands Resort at the Jemanin room. This webinar is funded by a grant from Unitarian Universalist […]

Majuro Day showcases Micro Games area

Majuro Day showcases Micro Games area

WILMER JOEL The most anticipated playing ground for the upcoming Micronesian Games in 2023 at Jenrok was opened early to the public last week in honor of Majuro’s 78th Liberation Day closing ceremony under the theme “Ãmen Akā Eo” (reap what you sow), a two day event from Friday to Saturday. A line up of […]

Torres Strait art showcased

Torres Strait art showcased

An exhibition of twelve striking masks celebrating the rich and continuing tradition in the Torres Strait Islands was held in Majuro at the NAPA building last month. This was the first exhibition hosted by the newly established Australian Embassy. It afforded a special glimpse of the Torres Strait Islands, one of Australia’s two indigenous groups. […]

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