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March for nuclear justice

March for nuclear justice

HILARY HOSIA Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day kicked off with a “march for justice” led by Marshall Islands President David Kabua, Parliament members and US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Rachael Doherty Monday in Delap. Trailing behind the leaders were hundreds of students and government and non-government entities bearing posters and signs echoing the ongoing pain and memory […]

MIHS students get work exposure

MIHS students get work exposure

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands High School student interns are probably the government’s and its state owned enterprises’ greatest asset this past month following the beginning of the school’s practicum program that placed hundreds of students in various government offices. This week, we encountered two hardworking lads from MIHS 12B who have been tasked by the […]

COVID-19: RMI ramps up action

COVID-19: RMI ramps up action

“Don’t travel.” That’s the best advice available as the coronavirus known as COVID-19 spreads globally, including throughout the United States. In a revised and updated travel advisory issued Tuesday night this week, the Ministry of Health and Human Services suspended visits by cruise ships until further notice and urged anyone planning to travel from or […]

Recycling success in Majuro

Recycling success in Majuro

GIFF JOHNSON Over 20 million cans and bottles have been recycled since container deposit legislation was adopted by Nitijela two years ago, and implemented by Majuro Atoll Waste Company and the Ministry of Finance. This has injected nearly $800,000 into community recyclers who bring bottles and cans to the MAWC recycling facility in Delap. The […]

Rambo saves child’s life

Rambo saves child’s life

ROGER MULLER The airport picnic park on weekends is always full with families and picnic goers enjoying the sun. Most would go for a cool swim and play volleyball. For others they would just light the grill for some good old fashioned BBQs. For most kids, excitement at the beach is a favorite weekend pastime. […]

Dengue ban slows copra production

Dengue ban slows copra production

Copra production in the RMI was solid but not spectacular for the calendar year 2019, according to statistics released by Tobolar Copra Processing Authority this week. A total of 5,676.61 tons was brought into Tobolar from January through December last year. That means that with the copra price at 50 cents per pound, $5,676,610 was […]

TRC solves Delap dispute

TRC solves Delap dispute

GIFF JOHNSON The Traditional Rights Court has issued an opinion on a long-contested piece of property in the Delap area of Majuro. The three-judge TRC panel issued its opinion late last month concerning Lokejbar weto (land parcel) in Delap, saying that portions of this weto are shared among Aqua Patrick, Quincy Calep and Noah Noah. […]

Career Day a hit at MIHS

Career Day a hit at MIHS

WILMER JOEL Education week went well for Marshall Islands High School (MIHS), with a Career Day the highlight. For Career Day, the school invited government departments and non-government organizations to showcase their responsibilities to the students — so that students may learn from them, and get inspiration to one day replace them in their seat. […]

Solar-to-grid for Ebeye

Solar-to-grid for Ebeye

HILARY HOSIA The long-awaited Solar Electricity Generation System on Ebeye has finally launched installation following a groundbreaking ceremony at the Ebeye Power Plant last Wednesday. The system is the brainchild of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the RMI National Energy Office under the Office of Environment. The solar system will reduce power costs […]

Coronavirus sparks travel ban

Coronavirus sparks travel ban

GIFF JOHNSON The Marshall Islands on February 7 issued an indefinite ban on all international travel by government employees and elected leaders to reduce risk of importing the coronavirus now affecting tens of thousands of people in more than two dozen countries and territories. Marshall Islands President David Kabua signed a proclamation late Friday night […]

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