Jerry Kramer

Japan backs water reservoir

Japan backs water reservoir

WILMER JOEL A groundbreaking for a new water reservoir funded by Japan, a project worth over $13 million, was held last Friday next to Katoj Park. In a statement from the Japanese Embassy, the project “contributes to securing clean and stable water supply and enhancement of resilience to climate change and natural disasters in the […]

Air routes on Cabinet agenda

Air routes on Cabinet agenda

The RMI Aviation Task Force met for the first time with President Hilda Heine and members of her Cabinet last Thursday. The ATF briefed the President on work that has been ongoing through task force discussions with various air carriers and consideration of alternative air carriers and routes. A key concern is the high cost […]

RMI pursues Honolulu air service

RMI pursues Honolulu air service

RMI’s Aviation Task Force briefed two Cabinet Ministers this week on the proposed joint AMI-Nauru Airlines Majuro-to-Honolulu air service in hopes of gaining RMI government backing to launch the service in 2024. The possible Majuro-Honolulu-Majuro route has been discussed for the past two years by the Aviation Task Force, but is getting a new push […]

Laura likes the light

Laura likes the light

Journal 12/26/1986P1 Sun sets on ’86: Compact, Kwajalein, malnutrition big storiesThree years of waiting for the Compact of Free Association to be implemented finally ended in late 1986 when the new agreement with the United States passed its last hurdle and went into effect. P1 A Christmas gift for Laura villageLast Friday President Kabua threw […]

Aussies back Pacific air service

Aussies back Pacific air service

Since starting its Pacific Flights Program in FY2020, the Australian government has spent over AUD$16.9 million ($11.4 million) connecting 13 Pacific countries and Australia through seven airlines facilitating over 600 flights that have moved over 45,000 people and over 4,000 tons of cargo including critical vaccines and medical supplies. It is currently assisting the Nauru […]

Sea Patrol gets new home

Sea Patrol gets new home

Ground was broken for a new Training and Operation Center of Maritime Security and Safety for the RMI Ministry of Justice on April 6. The project is funded by Japan as part of its FY2019 Grant Aid Economic and Social Development Program.
The ceremony was attended by Ambassador Kazunari Tanaka, President David Kabua, Ministers Christopher Loeak, […]

Three cheers for Coop’s great grads

Three cheers for Coop’s great grads

WILMER JOEL Twenty-one Majuro Cooperative High School graduates received their diplomas and distinguished awards May 28 during the school’s 11th Graduation Ceremony. The theme for the graduation was Michael Josephson’s “Take Pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.” As often on […]

United resumes Majuro service

United resumes Majuro service

United Airlines returned to handling passenger traffic for Majuro Monday this week with the evening Island Hopper flight from Guam. Earlier in the day Monday, RMI Ports Authority and the RMI government blessed the renovated main terminal building and a new fire truck that recently arrived. Acting President Jiba Kabua, US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral, and […]

96960 loss hurts nation

96960 loss hurts nation

Journal 6/15/1984P1 Hitting bullets with bullets A missile fired from Meck Island at Kwajalein successfully intercepted an incoming missile fired at the Marshalls from California on Sunday, according to the Pentagon. Associated Press reported that the missile from Kwajalein actually struck the California missile and that the interception, which was non-nuclear, demonstrates a great breakthrough […]

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 […]

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