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Enewetak’s helpful excavator

Enewetak’s helpful excavator

The Enewetak Ujelang Local Government celebrated and blessed its new excavator in a ceremony in Majuro last week. It was purchased with a US Department of Interior grant and will ultimately be located at Enewetak to support improvement work for the Enewetak dock and other projects. Until it can find transportation to the northern atoll, […]

Migration done right

Migration done right

Most Marshallese living in RMI will say that job opportunities, education, health or family visits are the main reasons that they leave to the United States. But a recent survey of Marshallese to identify the “drivers” of out-migration suggests environmental factors are increasingly in the mix of reasons why people are departing the Marshall Islands. […]

RMI eases dengue travel ban

RMI eases dengue travel ban

The government-imposed outer islands travel ban is being ended in stages. Arno, Mili, Namu and Lib have had their travel bans lifted, and Ailinlaplap will be next. These developments are happening in line with the Ministry of Health training health assistants on these islands to diagnose and treat dengue in case it develops. The RMI […]

Residents line up for shots

Residents line up for shots

EVE BURNS MALGov and Ministry of Health joined forces last Saturday and opened two stations to give vaccines to people of Laura and Woja villages. Both stations generated a good turnout of residents, as hundreds of people showed up to get immunization for the flu and measles. Jeirok Councilman Jina David and the nurses worked […]

Carmen gets Sgt. stripes

Carmen gets Sgt. stripes

HILARY HOSIA Guess who made sergeant in the United States Army? Majuro native Carmen Kobaia. Carmen has been serving as a Transportation Coordinator (88N) for three years and four months and is currently stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. Carmen initially served overseas in South Korea before transferring to the JBLM. The 21-year old […]

Batkan man electrocuted in ‘ma’ tree

Batkan man electrocuted in ‘ma’ tree

HILARY HOSIA Three breadfruits. These were the last gifts Mark Antakbon provided his family before his untimely death Monday morning from what health officials say was an electrocution accident at Batkan. His wife Jumita witnessed Mark’s final moments: from where she was standing inside her house, Jumita saw Mark making his way down from the […]

Big waves drive ocean flooding

Big waves drive ocean flooding

GIFF JOHNSON Over 200 people evacuated their homes in the capital of the Marshall Islands as big waves caused ocean inundation around the atoll November 27. The ocean flooding was caused by high waves that combined with an otherwise unremarkable high tide twice Wednesday, with ongoing, but smaller inundations Thursday and Friday before the tides […]

Electoral issues final unofficial results

Electoral issues final unofficial results

These are the final, unofficial election results for Nitijela and mayor contests provided by the RMI Electoral Administration. The final unofficial results were issued November 30, triggering a two-week period for candidates to call for recounts or contest results. They will become final results on December 15, 2019. (Note: all Nitijela races are single seats […]