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Kwajalein is key battleground

Kwajalein is key battleground

GIFF JOHNSON Elections here difficult to predict. While we’ve seen community discontent expressed in various ways concerning declining government services over the past few years, this discontent at the national level doesn’t necessarily translate to votes at the atoll level, which are usually according to family ties. Then there is a potentially huge offshore vote […]

RMI seeking corruption cure

RMI seeking corruption cure

The RMI government wants to ramp up anti-corruption efforts here, a member of the Auditor General’s office told a global meeting last week in Europe. Full engagement with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and its country review process has helped to develop the Marshall Islands government’s anti-corruption program, one of the nation’s UNCAC […]

Kwaj fish pose cancer risk

Kwaj fish pose cancer risk

Reef fish throughout the Kwajalein lagoon are contaminated with toxic pollutants which sharply increase risks of cancer, learning disabilities and other health impacts on consumers, said the RMI EPA this week. Two key US Army draft reports presented to RMI late last year conclude that because Marshallese eat the “whole of fish,” and eat a […]

Muller meets ROC’s Ma

Muller meets ROC’s Ma

Marshall Islands Ambassador to Taiwan Frederick Muller presented his diplomatic credentials to ROC President Ma Ying-jeou late last month to officially launch his term as RMI envoy in Taipei. “I can say now that I finally am settled in Taipei after presenting my credentials to President Ma,” said Muller. Muller was RMI’s ambassador to Fiji […]

VIPs check Woja causeway

VIPs check Woja causeway

HILARY HOSIA The European Union and the Japan Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project injected a total of $600,132 to Ailinglaplap for a causeway project in Woja and two 20,000-gallon water catchments in Woja and Buoj islands — projects that were the subject of ribbon cutting ceremonies and visits by President Loeak and a […]

Japan: OTEC to cut fuel use

Japan: OTEC to cut fuel use

GIFF JOHNSON Years of painstaking research into alternative energy options in Japan have produced working prototypes that could lead to a large-scale reduction in use of fossil fuels in Japan and Pacific islands. As countries of the world prepare to convene in Paris at the end of November for a pivotal climate action summit, officials […]

LSA loses school

LSA loses school

HILARY HOSIA The extremely deteriorated building that housed the Life Skills Academy inside the Marshall Islands High School compound is pushing the three-year curriculum back to square one: school starts after regular school hours. Starting Monday, LSA students and teachers began using the Majuro Middle School and Marshall Islands High School classrooms from 3:30 until […]