KAREN EARNSHAWJosie Howard, Program Director of Hawaii’s We Are Oceania (WAO) organization, is feeling extremely grateful that the US government’s Covid-19 relief bill will finally reinstate Medicaid eligibility to all Compact of Free Association citizens living in the United States.“I’ve been meeting with Senator Mazie Hirono and others on this and we are all moving […]
GIFF JOHNSON The Ribuuk Ae field trip vessel is likely a total loss. After running aground on the reef at Ujae Atoll shortly before New Year’s Eve, the vessel developed a large hole in the hull under the engine room. That allowed the engine room to flood, and by the time a Pacific International Inc. […]
EVE BURNS and KAREN EARNSHAW One of the reason why Marshallese women aren’t afraid to give kids up for adoption is because of the Marshallese saying “Jined ilo kobo,” which means our mother is forever. This has especially proven true for the Churchill twins, Julia and Emma, who were adopted at eight months of age […]
The Filipino Association of the Marshall Islands held its second passport event on the weekend at RRE Hotel from October 26 to 28 with 144 people applying for new passports. A number of these are dual citizens. To facilitate the passport process, the Association helped organize for four Filipino officials to come to Majuro from […]
KAREN EARNSHAW The Marshall Islands Service Corporation (MISCo) sold nearly four tons of food in Ebeye last week, producing smiles all around the tiny Kwajalein island, especially from family cooks.
KAREN EARNSHAW Pacific International Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Jerry Kramer is the new the Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic, lifting the number of Honorary Consuls in the Marshall Islands to seven. The Czech Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Jaroslav Olsa, Jr. was in town and met with President Hilda Heine and attended the opening […]
A year or so ago, the good ship Langdrik was taken out of the RMI Shipping Corporation fleet and moored in the Delap corner of Majuro’s lagoon. For over a dozen years, the ship had plied the waters of the Marshalls, delivering guys, gals, and goodies to the outer islands and back to Majuro. It […]