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US funds solar for Namdrik

US funds solar for Namdrik

Representatives of Namdrik joined in a soft handover ceremony with the US Embassy for a container-full of solar units.Among those present was Namdrik Nitijela Member Wisely Zackhras and Mayor Clarence Luther. Luther presented US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral with two beautiful jakis (mats) during the program in thanks for the US government funding that supported purchase […]

United flights to Majuro halted

United flights to Majuro halted

GIFF JOHNSON A once in one thousand year natural disaster in Tonga last weekend broke its submarine fiber cable in two places, severing Tonga’s communication links to the outside world. Majuro, this week, also experienced a severing of links to the outside world in a different way. A man-made disaster in the form of lack […]

First women’s fund loan issued

First women’s fund loan issued

EVE BURNS The first ever recipient of a loan from the new Kora im an Kil Fund (Kora Fund) was recognized last Thursday. The Kora Fund is a Taiwan funded small loan program to support women entrepreneurs in the Marshall Islands. The idea for the fund came from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and President Hilda […]

Nitijela covers wide ranging issues

Nitijela covers wide ranging issues

Late last week and early this week, Nitijela covered a wide range of territory in the daily sessions.Among topics addressed:• President David Kabua is concerned about heavy out-migration to the US by Marshallese. In comments to Nitijela last Thursday, the President pointed out the latest census shows that every populated island in the RMI has seen […]

Majuro benefits from Taiwan gifts

Majuro benefits from Taiwan gifts

Taiwan Ambassador Jeffrey SC Hsiao, on behalf of the Taipei City government and Chiayi County government, handed over a reconditioned fire truck and garbage truck to the Majuro Atoll Local Government late last month.In addition, the ambassador donated six new firefighter suits to MALGov’s fire department on behalf of the the Rotary D-3470 Club of […]