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RMI’s bumper copra year

RMI’s bumper copra year

GIFF JOHNSON From the time American administrators of the US Trust Territory government started keeping copra tonnage statistics in 1951, it took 20 years for copra production to break the 7,000-ton mark in one year. That was 1970, when the “stars aligned” with copra making and shipping combining to produce the first-ever banner year for […]

PaxLovid: RMI’s magic bullet

PaxLovid: RMI’s magic bullet

GIFF JOHNSON Important facts emerged from the first two weeks of the Covid outbreak, as of Tuesday this week: • 12 of the initial 14 deaths from Covid were dead on arrival (DOA) at Majuro or Ebeye hospitals, meaning the 12 did not seek or receive medical care for their condition. It also means only […]

Women’s fund launches on Ebeye

Women’s fund launches on Ebeye

The Kora Fund issued its first loan to an Ebeye woman as part of its official launch for Kwajalein Atoll last week. A team of Kora (women’s) Fund and Bank of Marshall Islands officials went to Ebeye for the launch and to run a series of informational and training sessions about the new loan program. […]

Census near completion

Census near completion

The RMI national census is nearing completion, with most of two urban centers and outer islands completed. The census was launched August 23 and is now nearing the two-month mark.Economic Policy, Planning and Statistics Office Director Frederick deBrum said this week that census enumerators are now working to connect with households that were missed during […]

Oregon groups aid schools

Oregon groups aid schools

Two Oregon-based non-profit organizations are providing education-related donations to community members and outer island schools in need. Dale Nabu, a recent graduate of Eastern Oregon University, was active with the two Oregon groups while living on the west coast. Now back in Majuro, he’s continuing to be a link between the Oregon groups Living Islands […]

Red Cross back in training mode

Red Cross back in training mode

Now that the outer islands travel advisory related to dengue fever has been lifted, the Marshall Islands Red Cross Society has resumed first aid training on remote islands. “We are ready to get back into First Aid/CPR and Emergency Response Training for outer island communities,” said Red Cross spokesperson Roger Muller. “We are very grateful to be working […]

RMI eases dengue travel ban

RMI eases dengue travel ban

The government-imposed outer islands travel ban is being ended in stages. Arno, Mili, Namu and Lib have had their travel bans lifted, and Ailinlaplap will be next. These developments are happening in line with the Ministry of Health training health assistants on these islands to diagnose and treat dengue in case it develops. The RMI […]

Electoral issues final unofficial results

Electoral issues final unofficial results

These are the final, unofficial election results for Nitijela and mayor contests provided by the RMI Electoral Administration. The final unofficial results were issued November 30, triggering a two-week period for candidates to call for recounts or contest results. They will become final results on December 15, 2019. (Note: all Nitijela races are single seats […]