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New vessel arrives Majuro

New vessel arrives Majuro

WILMER JOEL RMI’s new vessel the MV Ribuuk Meto finally reached Majuro last Friday evening after being forced to shelter in Ailinglaplap’s lagoon last week due to poor ocean conditions. Government authorities and the representatives of Lerooj Esther Zedkeia were present to institute the welcoming ceremony for this ship at Majuro’s passage into the lagoon […]

Ebeye girls’ court battles

Ebeye girls’ court battles

Ebeye took a giant leap for women’s empowerment last week following the first-ever basketball competition for women between Father Hacker High School and Kwajalein Atoll High School at the Jabro Sports Complex.  Strict dress code enforced by traditional leaders prevented women from participating in the popular sport in the past — that changed when Iroojlaplap and […]

Lib calls, Army responds

Lib calls, Army responds

GIFF JOHNSON A medical evacuation by Army helicopter of two pregnant women, an elderly man and a child from Lib Island this past Sunday was hailed as “extraordinary” by a Kwajalein member of Nitijela. “On a moment notice, a humanitarian and selfless act by Colonel Jeremy Bartel and his team saved six lives by dispatching […]

More Covid vaccines hit RMI

More Covid vaccines hit RMI

Since the rollout of Covid vaccinations in RMI shortly before the New Year, the Ministry of Health and Human Services has vaccinated 612 healthcare workers and other “front line” employees. Meantime, the RMI’s Covid vaccination program for the public will soon be moving into high-gear, with the arrival in Majuro of 6,000 doses of the […]

Ribuuk Meto shelters in Ailinglaplap

Ribuuk Meto shelters in Ailinglaplap

A new RMI vessel, the MV Ribuuk Meto, was forced to shelter in Ailinglaplap’s lagoon earlier this week, as poor ocean conditions led to a delay in its arrival in Majuro.Government authorities had scheduled a welcome ceremony for the vessel Tuesday afternoon. But that plan was shelved after high waves and gusting winds earlier this […]

President Kabua’s to-do list

President Kabua’s to-do list

GIFF JOHNSON President David Kabua delivered a state of the nation address at Monday’s Nitijela opening ceremony, issuing a straightforward call for improvements in many areas of government operations.As is customary with ceremonial openings that do not involve the drama of an election, the chamber gallery evidenced many empty seats, save for the church singing […]

Hawaii office gears for Medicaid deluge

Hawaii office gears for Medicaid deluge

KAREN EARNSHAWJosie Howard, Program Director of Hawaii’s We Are Oceania (WAO) organization, is feeling extremely grateful that the US government’s Covid-19 relief bill will finally reinstate Medicaid eligibility to all Compact of Free Association citizens living in the United States.“I’ve been meeting with Senator Mazie Hirono and others on this and we are all moving […]

WAC brings Xmas cheer

WAC brings Xmas cheer

Journal 12/23/1983 P1 Japan shelves plans for ocean dumping Japan has decided to build a big underground nuclear waste storage bunker on its own territory, which will put aside, at least temporarily, plans to dump waste in the Pacific. P12 Causeway receives preliminary approval At its first formal meeting held on Ebeye December 14, the […]

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