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First group of ‘7-dayers’ cleared

First group of ‘7-dayers’ cleared

GIFF JOHNSON The first repatriation group with people who quarantined for only seven days in Hawaii was released from quarantine at Kwajalein and Majuro Wednesday this week, following multiple negative Covid tests, including a final test conducted Tuesday this week prior to release. There will be one more repatriation group after the one that was […]

Bukida is Aur’s unofficial winner

Bukida is Aur’s unofficial winner

Chief Electoral Officer Daniel Andrew announced Friday the final, unofficial results for the special election that was held August 21 for mayor posts at Aur and Namu and council positions in those two as well as several other atolls. The declaration of the final unofficial results starts a two-week clock that allows anyone to file […]

Rep. Katie bats for RMI

Rep. Katie bats for RMI

California Congresswoman Katie Porter is advocating for the Marshall Islands on multiple fronts. She joined with Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva last week in calling on the Biden Administration to appoint a special representative to the Compact talks with a National Security Council mandate, similar to the first Compact negotiations, to address the wide […]

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 […]