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AMI performs engine change on Aur Atoll

AMI performs engine change on Aur Atoll

One of Air Marshall Islands Dornier aircraft suffered an engine problem at Aur Atoll requiring an engine change. In just three days, AMI engineers had the problem diagnosed, an engine dispatched and installed on Aur, and the plane back in the air. AMI’s ability to get the Dornier back into service despite its grounding on […]

Wase: Help vulnerable islands

Wase: Help vulnerable islands

KELLY LORENNIJ Marshall Islands Finance Minister Brenson Wase delivered a statement on behalf of the 15 Pacific Developing Member Countries (DMCs) of ADB during the 2019 Pacific Governors’ Meeting with Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao, who co-chaired the meeting alongside Wase. Wase highlighted two emerging issues: first, concerns on the European Union’s unilateral and […]

Games track facility launched

Games track facility launched

HILARY HOSIA What was once a dream became a reality last Thursday with the groundbreaking ceremony for the 2022 Micronesian Games site at Jenrok village in Majuro. During the event, landlords officially signed the 60-year lease before VIPs broke the ground with golden shovels. Minister of Works, Infrastructure and Utilities Tony Muller offered words of […]

Gaku left his mark on RMI

Gaku left his mark on RMI

KELLY LORENNIJ Long-time Majuro resident Gaku Hashimoto left for Japan last month, but before the impending departure he had set himself several goals to accomplish including a Japanese-Marshallese phrase book and a song that expresses the importance of the Marshallese culture, language, and ocean. “Ten years is a long time, but for me it went […]

Telling the climate story

Telling the climate story

KELLY LORENNIJ The youth non-profit Jo-Jikum is hosting a two-week Digital Storytelling workshop on climate change, a first in the Marshall Islands, which is headed by Jo-Jikum’s Director Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and Project Manager Jina David. The program is supported by the non-profit organization 350.org’s Pacific Regional Coordinator Fenton Lutunatabua and Campaigner Joseph Sikulu. The workshop […]

Postcard from Arno

Postcard from Arno

HILARY HOSIA Sometimes the pathway to paradise is rugged, windy and wet. Or in this case, a 90-minute boat ride upwind on a boat (“Kirtake”) toward Arno, Arno. Not to worry, the near-nausea inherited during the bumpy trip will evaporate the minute trees and sandy beaches are in sight. Minutes later, soothing sounds of small […]

MALGov bolsters police force

MALGov bolsters police force

Last Friday saw the commissioning of eight new police officers in the Majuro Atoll Local Government’s police division following an official swearing-in ceremony at the Delap police precinct. MALGov Sheriff Rod Kabua deputized the new officers: five will be community police officers while three will work under the sanitation unit.Prior to being commissioned, the officers […]