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USAG-KA to bring in workers

USAG-KA to bring in workers

HILARY HOSIA US Army Garrison – Kwajalein Atoll Commander Colonel Jeremy Bartel left a three-hour meeting on Ebeye June 1 with a smile on his face. The reason for the smile: Ebeye community members gave their approval for the Army to bring in six personnel to work at the Army installation. The six personnel, five […]

RMI to open the door

RMI to open the door

GIFF JOHNSON Following last week’s repatriation of nine Marshallese from the FSM, the RMI National Disaster Committee (NDC) is expected to start considering arrangements, including protocols, for RMI citizens stranded in Covid-19 affected countries to return home.  Part of this major decision to eventually allow RMI citizens back home will be contingent upon the completion of […]

Capital a blight on Majuro

Capital a blight on Majuro

WILMER JOEL I was on a mission to investigate the former prestigious Marshall Islands capital building that was once used by members of Nitijela and top members of the RMI government not so long ago. It is rumored to have people living there. This portion of the old capital building on the south side (toward […]

WAM takes new tack

WAM takes new tack

EVE BURNS Waan Aelon in Majol (WAM) is working on new locally-designed catamarans and outrigger canoes to improve the movement of copra and people within atolls An ongoing challenge for copra collection in remote atolls is the time needed for government field trip vessels to stop at multiple islands within one atoll to collect copra. […]

Scaled down graduations in RMI

Scaled down graduations in RMI

WILMER JOEL Most schools in the RMI have either not held graduations this month, or have smaller, “invitation” events. The College of the Marshall Islands over the last 27 years of its existence has produced many memorable and unforgettable graduations. But this year’s graduation will be different. It will still follow a graduation format, but […]

Alive after 42-day ocean drift

Alive after 42-day ocean drift

HILARY HOSIA Old fashioned high-frequency radio beat modern gizmos in breaking the news of two Kwajalein fishermen who were found in Chuuk after 42 days lost at sea. Chatter on high frequency radio between a radio operator on Namoluk Atoll in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, and a Marshallese residing in Hawaii unfolded the drama […]

Lib: Safe passage a priority

Lib: Safe passage a priority

HILARY HOSIA President David Kabua assured the people of Lib Island that his government would prioritize working on the ocean passage during the inauguration of the Lib local government last Sunday. Kabua and his delegation witnessed firsthand the difficulty of navigating in and out of the pass upon arrival at the island following a two […]