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Capital a blight on Majuro

Capital a blight on Majuro

WILMER JOEL I was on a mission to investigate the former prestigious Marshall Islands capital building that was once used by members of Nitijela and top members of the RMI government not so long ago. It is rumored to have people living there. This portion of the old capital building on the south side (toward […]

WAM takes new tack

WAM takes new tack

EVE BURNS Waan Aelon in Majol (WAM) is working on new locally-designed catamarans and outrigger canoes to improve the movement of copra and people within atolls An ongoing challenge for copra collection in remote atolls is the time needed for government field trip vessels to stop at multiple islands within one atoll to collect copra. […]

Scaled down graduations in RMI

Scaled down graduations in RMI

WILMER JOEL Most schools in the RMI have either not held graduations this month, or have smaller, “invitation” events. The College of the Marshall Islands over the last 27 years of its existence has produced many memorable and unforgettable graduations. But this year’s graduation will be different. It will still follow a graduation format, but […]

Alive after 42-day ocean drift

Alive after 42-day ocean drift

HILARY HOSIA Old fashioned high-frequency radio beat modern gizmos in breaking the news of two Kwajalein fishermen who were found in Chuuk after 42 days lost at sea. Chatter on high frequency radio between a radio operator on Namoluk Atoll in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, and a Marshallese residing in Hawaii unfolded the drama […]

RMI health providers on Covid-19

RMI health providers on Covid-19

EVE BURNS “I love taking care of people, it’s a really rewarding job,” said Gina Anuntak an outpatient department nurse at Majuro hospital. Anuntak told the Journal that she feels ready for when the coronavirus does find its way into our islands. She firmly believes that the training they had in preparation for the coronavirus […]

Randy wins MBC tourney

Randy wins MBC tourney

Nine qualifying marlin and a batch of tuna were caught by anglers competing in the May 9 Marshalls Billfish Club’s NTA-sponsored tournament. Captain Randy Jack, fishing on Nita, won the first place $450 NTA-provided prize by reeling in a hefty 295 pound marlin. Captain Ronnie Reimers on Kirtake caught three marlin, including a 145 pound […]