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US $2m for FAS women

US $2m for FAS women

The United States awarded a grant of $2,050,500 earlier this month to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Micronesia for implementing projects designed to address women’s and girl’s issues in the islands.These include gender discrimination, entrepreneurship, and community development in the RMI, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.At the launch of the initiative, held […]

All-time copra high

All-time copra high

Copra makers in the Marshall Islands set an all-time record for production in 2020 and earned themselves nearly $9 million in the process, reported the Tobolar Copra Processing Authority last Friday.The year was so good that the total broke the previous record set in 1970 of 7,348 tons by over 1,000 tons. The 12-month calendar […]

Business talks with President Kabua

Business talks with President Kabua

President David Kabua met with a delegation from the Chamber of Commerce last week. The group included Chamber President Mark Stege, Chamber officers, and executive members of Chamber of Commerce for their quarterly meeting at the President’s Office. Chamber member Jerry Kramer joined the meeting virtually from Guam. This is the third quarterly meeting with […]

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 […]

Close call on Covid

Close call on Covid

GIFF JOHNSON The US Army Garrison, Kwajalein Atoll had its first long-distance brush with coronavirus when one of the 15 base workers scheduled to return this week tested positive for Covid-19 in Honolulu prior to departing for Kwajalein. Contract tracing by Army authorities identified three others in the intending repatriation group to have had contact […]

Honoring teen cancer victim

Honoring teen cancer victim

WILMER JOEL In honor of a young woman who battled cancer until two days before her 18th birthday, the families and friends of Mardiako Akata Matthew Kinere came together in a special memorial event in Majuro. She was a vital member in the good news congregation. “She impacted the lives of all people both young […]

Ebeye connects on Covid action

Ebeye connects on Covid action

Multiple Zoom meetings between Kwajalein Emergency Operations Center (KEOC) and National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) in Majuro under the National Disaster Management Office has enabled the Kwajalein Disaster Committee (KDC) to engage in several Covid-19 preparedness campaigns on Ebeye. With strong partnership from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ebeye branch and Kwajalein Nitibili Club, […]

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 […]

JICA volunteers aim for impact

JICA volunteers aim for impact

EVE BURNS The Japan International Cooperation Agency has dispatched four new volunteers to the Marshall Islands who will be dedicating two years to work here. The four JICA volunteers have arrived and are not worried about the ongoing health outbreaks the Marshall Islands has been going through. They are focused on their goals for their […]

Vessels violate virus entry restrictions

Vessels violate virus entry restrictions

The Ministry of Health called for cooperation among port-related staff after two inbound vessels, with the aid of Ports Authority officials, violated established screening procedures for measles and coronavirus. In a memo Monday, Health Secretary Jack Niedenthal reminded Ministry of T&C, Ports Authority, RMI shipping agents and pilots who captain vessels into port that “we […]