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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 […]

WAM team cranking out boats

WAM team cranking out boats

A three-month workshop involving boatbuilders from four outer islands is seeing various boats taking shape in the Waan Aelon in Majel workshop in Delap. The WAM team and the boatbuilders from Lae, Ujae, Kwajalein and Aur are working on three projects that need to be completed before Christmas. They are building one WAMCat catamaran, one […]

Making cargo canoes at WAM

Making cargo canoes at WAM

EVE BURNS Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) launched last month its latest three-month boat building program for the outer islands as part of a project called the Low Carbon Sea Transport inside-lagoon boat building workshop. The workshop is part of the transitioning away from fossil fuel engine boats to sustainable, locally designed and built vessels. […]

Bukida is Aur’s unofficial winner

Bukida is Aur’s unofficial winner

Chief Electoral Officer Daniel Andrew announced Friday the final, unofficial results for the special election that was held August 21 for mayor posts at Aur and Namu and council positions in those two as well as several other atolls. The declaration of the final unofficial results starts a two-week clock that allows anyone to file […]

Aur race too close to call

Aur race too close to call

Although postal absentee ballots will not be counted until Monday September 6, Namu mayoral candidate Bowditch Jiji Mimi Kabua’s lead over incumbent Acting Mayors Waikiki Lakmis virtually ensures that he will be Namu’s new mayor. The still unofficial vote count for all domestic ballots shows Kabua with 505 votes to Lakmis’ 372. According to Acting […]

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 […]

AMI performs engine change on Aur Atoll

AMI performs engine change on Aur Atoll

One of Air Marshall Islands Dornier aircraft suffered an engine problem at Aur Atoll requiring an engine change. In just three days, AMI engineers had the problem diagnosed, an engine dispatched and installed on Aur, and the plane back in the air. AMI’s ability to get the Dornier back into service despite its grounding on […]