Giff Johnson

MISAT results spark debate

MISAT results spark debate

GIFF JOHNSON “Eighth graders’ results a bomb” blared the page one headline in the Journal’s August 28, 2020 edition.Fast forward to this week, and the high school entrance results are out with almost exactly the same result as last year. In 2020, only 109 — 12.5 percent — out of 868 taking the test managed […]

Coop School expands solar footprint

Coop School expands solar footprint

Majuro Cooperative School received a United Nations Development Program grant to implement a solar project aimed at solving several of the school’s needs, including reducing its power bill. “With aims of cost-cutting we are proceeding with converting the first elementary block completely to solar power with MEC lines as a backup,” said Majuro Cooperative middle […]

Two treated in Covid ICU

Two treated in Covid ICU

GIFF JOHNSON President David Kabua and his party of six became the first people in 15 months to get off a United Airlines flight in Majuro and go into quarantine at the Arrak facility when they did so this past Tuesday.The last group to come in by a United flight was Xavier High School students […]

Seeking nuclear justice in the climate era

Seeking nuclear justice in the climate era

GIFF JOHNSONThe low-lying Marshall Islands are consumed by climate change. Increasing ocean inundations from rising sea levels and the specter that this atoll nation could be underwater later this century has pushed Marshall Islands leaders and young people to the forefront of the global climate movement calling for action to curtail a problem they had […]

Marshalls vaccinates fishermen

Marshalls vaccinates fishermen

GIFF JOHNSON The Marshall Islands launched Covid-19 vaccinations for commercial fishermen temporarily in port Majuro this past week — possibly the first Pacific island to vaccinate fishermen. With the country vaccination program nearing 80 percent completion for the two urban centers, and public health teams now conducting vaccinations for remote outer islands, the Ministry of Health […]

Getting ready for elections

Getting ready for elections

Journal 5/23/1986 P1 Judge to police: Clean up your act The High Court put the police department on notice that it better get its act together or face severe penalties. Chief Justice AD Tennekone’s sharp criticism was triggered by what he said has been a consistent pattern of police being unable to get prisoners to […]

Tuna cartel opens new HQ

Tuna cartel opens new HQ

GIFF JOHNSON The powerful Pacific island fisheries bloc PNA opened a multi-million dollar, four-story headquarters in Majuro May 6. The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), which controls waters where half of the world’s skipjack tuna is caught, held a “soft” opening for the recently completed headquarters building. It was built by local contractor Pacific […]

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