Hirata Kabua

Ebeye celebrates Taiwan Day

Ebeye celebrates Taiwan Day

The Kwajalein Atoll Local Government announced the sponsorship of Taiwan Day on Ebeye to thank and recognize Taiwan’s assistance in health and agriculture. The special day was held September 9. Taiwan Ambassador Jeffery SC Hsiao and Madam Hsiao were invited, along with traditional leader Drille J. Kabua representing Iroojlaplap Michael Kabua, Nitijela Member David Paul, […]

Captains Tom, Ronnie win MBC

Captains Tom, Ronnie win MBC

Captain Tom Jack, fishing on Mon Ujoj, caught the biggest marlin of the 39th annual Marshalls Billfish Club tournament last weekend, a sizable 308 pounder.Quite a few other marlin were caught, but they were all relatively small.Captain Ronnie Reimers fishing on Kirtake won the total pounds title with 485 pounds for his four marlin, the […]

Nitijela calls Bartel to honor

Nitijela calls Bartel to honor

GIFF JOHNSON Col. Jeremy Bartel was called to honor by Nitijela Monday in what Speaker Kenneth Kedi said was an unprecedented ceremony in the chamber. Bartel flew into Majuro Monday for the ceremony in the Chamber and was joined by US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral for the event. The Nitijela session started off as usual with […]

Ebeye celebrates Ribuuk Meto

Ebeye celebrates Ribuuk Meto

Ribuuk Meto received a wild welcome party at Ebeye dock. The first event of Kwajalein Day was the christening of Ribuuk Meto, making its maiden voyage from Majuro to Kwajalein. This christening was unlike Majuro’s, which was, for lack of a better word, dull. Kwajalein folk really topped the bar on celebrating. Women were all […]

Red Cross Ebeye outreach

Red Cross Ebeye outreach

The new Secretary General of the Marshall Islands Red Cross Society Ainrik George paid a number of courtesy visits to traditional leadership, Kwajalein Atoll Local Government, national and local police, national government offices, partners, Red Cross board members, Red Cross branch and volunteers during a several day visit to Ebeye late last month. George met […]

USAG-KA hosts first RMI returnees

USAG-KA hosts first RMI returnees

HILARY HOSIA The first Marshallese to re-enter RMI during the lockdown was released Tuesday to the general public following 21 days of strict quarantine at the US Army Garrison – Kwajalein Atoll. Immediately after his release, longtime USAG-KA employee Joe Rubon met with US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral, Col. Jeremy Bartel, Kwajalein Mayor Hirata Kabua, Kwajalein […]

Close call on Covid

Close call on Covid

GIFF JOHNSON The US Army Garrison, Kwajalein Atoll had its first long-distance brush with coronavirus when one of the 15 base workers scheduled to return this week tested positive for Covid-19 in Honolulu prior to departing for Kwajalein. Contract tracing by Army authorities identified three others in the intending repatriation group to have had contact […]

Solar team to light up Kwajalein

Solar team to light up Kwajalein

While Kwajalein Atoll Local Government waits on a date to start the power project on Ennibur (Santo) Island from the RMI Cabinet, 100 solar units are to be distributed to islands within Kwajalein this year. The solar project stems from a matching grant partnership between KALGov and Humanity First, with each contributing $15,000. Earlier in […]

Power coming to Santo

Power coming to Santo

HILARY HOSIA For the first time in history, power will be available to the people of Ennibur Island, more commonly known as Santo or Third Island on Kwajalein Atoll. The island is home to nearly 1,000 Marshallese, many of whom are children.The development unfolded in a discussion by Kwajalein Mayor Hirata Kabua and President David […]