News Archive

Dengue outbreak mounts in Majuro

Dengue outbreak mounts in Majuro

The dengue outbreak took hold of Majuro last week, with the number of suspected and confirmed cases more than doubling in seven days’ time, according to the Ministry of Health and Human Services situation report of September 8. A total of 57 cases were reported in Majuro through September 1. By September 8, the latest […]

Nuclear legacy gets US focus

Nuclear legacy gets US focus

KELLY LORENNIJ Among the important topics discussed by Pacific Island Forum leaders in Tuvalu last month was the issue of nuclear contamination in the region, a long-standing concern stated in previous Forum meetings and official communique statements, as well as health and security issues related to World War II wrecks and unexploded ordnance. This year […]

Fishing fever hits Majuro

Fishing fever hits Majuro

A big turnout of anglers is anticipated for this weekend’s 27th Budweiser All-Micronesia Fishing Tournament. A total of 26 teams confirmed their participation in the two-day earlier this week. “Teams from as far as Japan in the North to Australia in the South” are expected, said Marshalls Billfish Club President Larry Hernandez, Jr. Team Tahiti […]

Women rep RMI at FIBA World Cup

Women rep RMI at FIBA World Cup

Women are representing the Marshall Islands at the premier global basketball event happening in China since last Saturday: The FIBA Basketball World Cup, where 32 of the best teams in the world are competing for bragging rights and a birth at the Olympic Games in Japan in 2020. Marshall Islands Basketball Federation (MIBF) President Candice […]

Postal ballot goes to Supreme Court

Postal ballot goes to Supreme Court

A hearing scheduled for this week in the High Court for two lawsuits seeking to restore voting by postal ballots for off-island Marshallese was cancelled as the judge sent the dispute to the RMI Supreme Court. The two lawsuits had been scheduled for their first hearing in the High Court August 27. Although the plaintiffs […]

RMI dengue cases keep rising

RMI dengue cases keep rising

GIFF JOHNSON In response to the first laboratory-confirmed case of dengue fever in Majuro last Friday, the Ministry of Health and Human Services late Friday curtailed passenger travel to remote outer islands. The government is attempting to prevent the spread of the virus to outer islands by halting air and ship passenger travel. “The goal […]

Hilda reels in climate aid

Hilda reels in climate aid

At the margin of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIFS) Leaders meeting last week in Tuvalu, President Hilda Heine met with Jerry Velasquez, Director of the Green Climate Fund’s Division of Mitigation and Adaptation. The meeting was to discuss the on-going GCF program, in particular the Water and Coastal Adaptation Program in the Marshall Islands. President […]

Marshall Islands Resort active ’23’

Marshall Islands Resort active ’23’

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands Resort has a lot to celebrate in its 23rd anniversary this week Friday and Saturday — for starters the state-owned enterprise performs in an outstanding manner for a once heavily-subsidized entity. RMI government audits of the Resort show a well-managed entity. Perhaps most important is the bottom line in the latest […]