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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 […]

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 […]

MIMRA sees tuna rebound

MIMRA sees tuna rebound

GIFF JOHNSON MIMRA records show that tuna transshipment in Majuro rebounded following the disastrous first year of Covid in 2020, when transshipment plummeted by 60 percent compared to the year before. “Are they coming back?” MIMRA Director Glen Joseph asked rhetorically about the purse seine transshipment operations. “Yes, but a review of the data shows […]