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Kirtake ‘catches 5’

Kirtake ‘catches 5’

Six teams left the calm of the lagoon in the early hours of Saturday morning to compete in the Marshalls Billfish Club’s Catch 5 fishing derby: Kirtake, Hangloose Jacqueline, Nali, Jambo and Te’a Lilly. Of the six, two teams managed to bring onboard the required species with Captain Ronnie Reimers and the team on Kirtake […]

Arno blasted by waves

Arno blasted by waves

In addition to Roi-Namur Island and islands in Ailinglaplap, several islands in Arno Atoll were blasted by high waves during the flooding January 20. Bikareej and Rearlaplap were particularly hit with ocean inundation, that tossed rocks, coral and debris onto the islands and damaged many houses and other facilities on the islands. The RMI government […]

Ensuring water keeps flowing

Ensuring water keeps flowing

Back up generators to power fresh and salt water service in Majuro are soon to be installed so that service can continue despite ongoing power outages, the general manager of the water company says. Majuro Water and Sewer Company GM Damian Capelle got out in front of the problem last year by ordering back up […]

Storm surge forces Roi-Namur evacuation

Storm surge forces Roi-Namur evacuation

GIFF JOHNSON  Offshore storm surges supercharged waves Saturday night, causing flooding and some damage at Roi-Namur Island in Kwajalein Atoll, resulting in evacuation of 80 people from the island. Flooding caused by the waves also hit an airport at Ailinglaplap Atoll, leaving rocks, coral and debris in their wake that will keep the runway closed […]

Heine declares power emergency

Heine declares power emergency

The new administration of President Hilda Heine announced two weeks ago that it was intending to declare a state of emergency for the power situation in Majuro. This week, several days after President Heine highlighted the power problem in her inauguration speech at Nitijela Monday, the government moved ahead with this plan. “We are now […]

Hilda lays out her plan

Hilda lays out her plan

WILMER JOEL President Hilda Heine and her cabinet were formally inaugurated on Monday January 22 inside the Nitijela Chamber. Top dignitaries from the Pacific, Asia, and North America attended the inauguration. In her first second-term address to the nation as president, Heine outlined the goals of her administration in steering the country towards prosperity and […]

Taiwan to launch climate fund

Taiwan to launch climate fund

President David Kabua and a delegation left the Marshall Islands Monday afternoon on a Taiwan government-chartered flight to Taipei to launch a five-day state visit. The state visit, at the invitation of the Taiwan government, will run through March 25. This is the President’s first state visit to Taiwan since taking office in 2020. Accompanied […]