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Toxic fish focus of JCM talks

Toxic fish focus of JCM talks

GIFF JOHNSON Chemical contamination of fish at Kwajalein Atoll “is a public health concern of epic proportion that we cannot take lightly,” Kwajalein Senator David Paul said in advance of this week’s annual RMI-US military consultation in Majuro. Paul and other RMI officials called for action on the contamination issue at the Joint Committee Meeting […]

Mattie’s record-smashing gold show

Mattie’s record-smashing gold show

Marshall Islands weightlifters Mathlynn “Mattie” Sasser and Kabuati Bob joined over 200 athletes from 19 countries at the 2016 Oceania Weightlifting Championships and Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Suva, Fiji last month. Mattie set numerous records on her way to winning gold and was honored at the tournament’s closing as the Best Junior Female Lifter […]

Ebeye fire displaces medical staff

Ebeye fire displaces medical staff

A major fire at Ebeye Triple J caused significant damage Monday, displacing many Ebeye hospital doctors and nurses who lived at Triple J apartments affected by the blaze. Triple J’s bakery was also damaged and expected to be out of order for at least a few days. The fire started about 9am in an upstairs […]

Tobolar staff lose $100,000

Tobolar staff lose $100,000

Over $100,000 in cash for copra payments may have been stolen from Tobolar by employees, according to the most recent Deloitte audit of the agency. A total of $27,077 in leftover copra cash was not returned to Tobolar by employees, and another $80,000 is unaccounted for, the audit said. It pointed out that Tobolar issues […]

RMI-ROC woman presidents meet

RMI-ROC woman presidents meet

President Hilda Heine and First Gentleman Tommy Kijiner, Jr., left Majuro earlier this month with a delegation to attend the inauguration of Republic of China/Taiwan’s first woman President, Tsai Ing-wen. The RMI delegation visit to Taiwan took place from May 16 to 21. President Heine and delegation also participated in bilateral meetings and other events […]

Tuna men file complaint

Tuna men file complaint

American fishing captains are asking RMI law enforcement officials to put an end to ongoing assaults and robberies in Majuro of crew members from US-flagged purse seiners. The navigator on a US-flagged purse seiner who was robbed at knife point in a Majuro taxi earlier this month and his captain  filed a formal complaint to […]

Lawyers support nuclear team

Lawyers support nuclear team

ISAAC MARTY A $500 check was donated by the Marshall Islands Law Society (MILS) to the Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders of Humanity – Marshall Islands (REACH-MI) last Friday. MILS President Witten Philippo said they are supporting REACH-MI on its worthwhile objectives to promote awareness about the nuclear testing legacy in the RMI on their 2017 […]

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