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Dengue ban slows copra production

Dengue ban slows copra production

Copra production in the RMI was solid but not spectacular for the calendar year 2019, according to statistics released by Tobolar Copra Processing Authority this week. A total of 5,676.61 tons was brought into Tobolar from January through December last year. That means that with the copra price at 50 cents per pound, $5,676,610 was […]

TRC solves Delap dispute

TRC solves Delap dispute

GIFF JOHNSON The Traditional Rights Court has issued an opinion on a long-contested piece of property in the Delap area of Majuro. The three-judge TRC panel issued its opinion late last month concerning Lokejbar weto (land parcel) in Delap, saying that portions of this weto are shared among Aqua Patrick, Quincy Calep and Noah Noah. […]

Career Day a hit at MIHS

Career Day a hit at MIHS

WILMER JOEL Education week went well for Marshall Islands High School (MIHS), with a Career Day the highlight. For Career Day, the school invited government departments and non-government organizations to showcase their responsibilities to the students — so that students may learn from them, and get inspiration to one day replace them in their seat. […]

Solar-to-grid for Ebeye

Solar-to-grid for Ebeye

HILARY HOSIA The long-awaited Solar Electricity Generation System on Ebeye has finally launched installation following a groundbreaking ceremony at the Ebeye Power Plant last Wednesday. The system is the brainchild of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the RMI National Energy Office under the Office of Environment. The solar system will reduce power costs […]

Coronavirus sparks travel ban

Coronavirus sparks travel ban

GIFF JOHNSON The Marshall Islands on February 7 issued an indefinite ban on all international travel by government employees and elected leaders to reduce risk of importing the coronavirus now affecting tens of thousands of people in more than two dozen countries and territories. Marshall Islands President David Kabua signed a proclamation late Friday night […]

New ship out of service

New ship out of service

Despite its recent arrival, the nearly new MV Enen Kio has been inoperable for weeks because of a mechanical malfunction that Minister of Transportation, Communications and Information Technology Donald Capelle referred to as an “unknown vibration” when in gear. He was responding to questions from opposition MPs in Nitijela last Friday. Employees at the Shipping […]

RMI sues over vessel grounding

RMI sues over vessel grounding

The Marshall Islands government filed both criminal and civil prosecutions of the China-based owners and operators of a fish supply ship that ran aground at Taka Atoll over a year ago. The lawsuits seek financial damages from the companies for the vessel’s grounding and release of thousands of tons of oil and diesel. Both lawsuits […]

ROC unveils Laura hydroponic option

ROC unveils Laura hydroponic option

EVE BURNS Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) located at Laura celebrated the “Enhancing Livelihood through Smart Agriculture” project last Saturday. A new hydroponic system was officially kicked off January 18 by visiting Republic of China (Taiwan) Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Hsu Szu-chien with Minister of Natural Resources and Commerce Sandy Alfred. Hydroponics is a method of […]

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