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Regional tuna training held

Regional tuna training held

The first regional training for small-scale tuna canning entrepreneurs in the Pacific started Monday in Majuro. The training aims to certify prospective canners so that commercial tuna canning operations can be successfully launched in several island member nations of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA). PNA CEO Ludwig Kumoru told participants from RMI, Papua […]

JICA plan could save Ebeye millions

JICA plan could save Ebeye millions

A proposed solar project for Ebeye could save the utility company anywhere from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars a year, depending on the scale of the plan that is under discussion now. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and RMI officials reviewed the project following a second survey visit to Ebeye and Majuro by […]

Ebeye housing to get overhaul

Ebeye housing to get overhaul

An over $20 million plan to reinvent housing for displaced Kwajalein “Mid-Corridor” islanders is the latest step in an overhaul of Ebeye Island infrastructure. Mid-Corridor islanders were evacuated in 1965 by the US Army so missile tests could be targeted on Kwajalein’s “Mid-Corridor” lagoon area. Although Mid-Corridor residents have modified many of these one-story block […]

Three cheers for shriners

Three cheers for shriners

Elson Helkena and his grandson Quintin thanked the medical staff at Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu last week following successful burn treatment over a three-year period. Quintin and his grandfather presented Dr. Vincent Nip with island handicrafts following Quintin’s third and possibly last visit for burn treatment and rehabilitation. Nip is a plastic surgeon. […]

Rongelap homes get solar aid

Rongelap homes get solar aid

HILARY HOSIA Seven months ago, Humanity First of the Marshall Islands’ then-President Falah Shams and Rongelap Atoll Local Government Mayor James Matayoshi signed an agreement to use a New Zealand grant to provide solar energy for 10 Rongelap homes in Majuro. As part of the agreement, RALGov provided a portion of money to join with […]

Power stabilizes in Majuro

Power stabilizes in Majuro

The Journal hesitates to report that there have been far fewer power outages the past couple of weeks compared to recent weeks and months — but it’s a fact. The primary reason is that Marshalls Energy Company has returned the second large engine (“number seven”) to service. But, and there usually is one when dealing […]

Japan disaster aid to RMI

Japan disaster aid to RMI

Japan Ambassador to RMI Hideyuki Mitsuoka handed over disaster risk reduction equipment to the RMI government at the Public Works yard last Wednesday. Ministers Mattlan Zackhras and Tony Muller were on hand to receive the donation of heavy equipment, as were Chief Secretary Justina Langidrik, and many representatives of both governments. Rev. Mack Aikuij blessed […]

Senators grill Health officials

Senators grill Health officials

The Ministry of Health faced tough questioning and criticism during Tuesday’s Appropriations Committee hearing at Nitijela. Chairman Senator David Paul, Finance Minister Brenson Wase, Resources and Development Minister Alfred Alfred, Jr., Senator Mike Kabua and other members of the panel asked numerous questions about lack of services being offered at Majuro and Ebeye hospitals and […]

Pearl harvest shows promise

Pearl harvest shows promise

A pearl harvest and re-seeding of black lip pearl oysters was a major focus at Namdrik late last month. The community harvested about 1,000 pearls and seeded thousands more oysters that were put back in the lagoon for future harvests. Minister Mattlan Zackhras, who represents Namdrik in Nitijela, said the pearl farm has received a […]

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