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Women push postal vote

Women push postal vote

HILARY HOSIA Nitijela senators began endorsing a plan to repeal the postal absentee ballot ban Wednesday following the presentation of a petition to restore voting for islanders living off-shore by Evelyn Konou and Biram Stege. Over 800 Marshallese citizens endorsed the petition, for which Parliament Speaker Kenneth Kedi and Maloelap Senator Bruce Bilimon publicly announced […]

MIMRA signs historic Thai pact

MIMRA signs historic Thai pact

An agreement that is expected to boost tuna fishery management was signed last week in Thailand between the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority and Thailand’s Department of Fisheries. Thailand is a major global hub for tuna processing and Majuro has the world’s busiest tuna transshipment port. Tuna transshipments from fishing vessels to refrigerated carrier vessels is a […]

Taxi fares stay the same

Taxi fares stay the same

The Taxi Drivers Association wishes to inform the public that the one dollar fare in downtown is still in affect and no changes were made following a meeting at Delap Park last week. “The fare is still at one dollar for sedans and 75 cents for vans around the DUD area,” the association told the […]

Edwards meets ROC’s Tsai

Edwards meets ROC’s Tsai

RMI Ambassador Neijon Rema Edwards presented her diplomatic credentials to President Tsai Ing-wen last Friday in Taipei. President Hilda Heine recently appointed her Ambassador of the RMI to the Republic of China (Taiwan). In remarks at the ceremony, Edwards lauded the excellent relations between the RMI and ROC that have over 20 years developed through […]

‘He was Kewan Jela’

‘He was Kewan Jela’

GIFF JOHNSON A local man who transformed the nature of Marshallese political debate has died in Honolulu at the age of 56. Arthur Kaylor Laukon became the key manager of the Marshall Islands Facebook page Kewan Jela, which was founded in September 2013 to stimulate debate on a variety of Marshall Islands issues. The site […]

MIMRA hits new milestones

MIMRA hits new milestones

Forum Fisheries Agency Director General Dr. Manu Tupou-Roosen hailed a series of fisheries milestones for the region accomplished Friday afternoon February 8 in the Marshall Islands. She joined Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine and over a hundred government and business leaders at the grand opening of the new $3 million headquarters building for the Marshall […]

Program changes children’s lives

Program changes children’s lives

KELLY LORENNIJ The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program saw more than 50 ear, nose, and throat (ENT) evaluations and completed over 20 surgeries at Majuro hospital this week. The team started a five-day screening last Saturday following their visit to Ebeye, which was very productive, says EHDI principal investigator Ray Miner. The EHDI […]

MIMRA opens new high-tech HQ

MIMRA opens new high-tech HQ

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority’s new high-tech headquarters will be officially opened this Friday. MIMRA Director Glen Joseph said he is expecting a number of VIPs from industry and regional fisheries organizations to attend the celebration of the new three-story facility in Majuro. The entrance staircase features a large mural of a coral reef […]

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