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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 […]

Food delivered to dry islands

Food delivered to dry islands

Distribution of drought emergency supplemental food to the outer islands starts this week, with the MV Kwajalein being loaded at Uliga Dock for a Thursday departure to 10 atolls and two single islands. A total of 4,747 people living on remote islands will receive supplemental food supplies paid for by the US Agency for International […]