Kwajalein

Hilda’s team takes a hit

Hilda’s team takes a hit

GIFF JOHNSON With all Majuro wards tabulated, unofficial results show two incumbent Nitijela senators will lose their re-election bid, while a third is hanging onto fifth place by fewer than 30 votes — with absentee votes still to be included. At Kwajalein, a strong showing by newcomer Kitlang Kabua bumped seven-term incumbent Alvin Jacklick into […]

Chess: Pedro beats Reiher

Chess: Pedro beats Reiher

Journal 10/21/1982 P1 Kwajalein agreements reached in Washington President Kabua successfully concluded negotiations with the United States regarding use of Kwajalein Missile Range for an interim period of up to three years prior to the effective date of the Compact. President Kabua was also successful in reducing the term of the US use rights under […]

Postal ballot goes to Supreme Court

Postal ballot goes to Supreme Court

A hearing scheduled for this week in the High Court for two lawsuits seeking to restore voting by postal ballots for off-island Marshallese was cancelled as the judge sent the dispute to the RMI Supreme Court. The two lawsuits had been scheduled for their first hearing in the High Court August 27. Although the plaintiffs […]

Fish at Kwaj dangerous to eat

Fish at Kwaj dangerous to eat

GIFF JOHNSON “Cancer risk and non-cancer hazard are unacceptable for adult and child Marshallese residents under numerous evaluated fish consumption scenarios,” says a new 276-page report on the contamination of reef fish at Kwajalein and nearby islands of the US Army Garrison — Kwajalein Atoll. The latest US Army report confirms that fish in many […]

Imada jailed at Kwajalein

Imada jailed at Kwajalein

Journal 6/29/1982 P1 KAC, RepMar and US holding talks Negotiations are now underway on Kwajalein between the US and Marshalls governments and the Kwajalein Atoll Corporation, according to the KAC office in Majuro. Ten days ago KAC members moved onto islands used by the Kwajalein Missile Range in order to protest what they feel is […]

Ebeye school work moving fast

Ebeye school work moving fast

Ebeye Public School construction work is moving forward. Backfilling and compacting of the land for building number two is almost complete. Once completed, work on the first floor slab and block work will begin, reported the Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority last week. Form work for the foundations on building number three are almost complete. Pouring […]

Coral bleaching hits Kwajalein

Coral bleaching hits Kwajalein

Near record high lagoon temperatures coupled with relatively low sea levels are combining to cause coral bleaching in Kwajalein and Majuro. Bleaching of coral along the Ebeye-Gugeegue causeway at Kwajalein Atoll was visible this past week. Lib Island Mayor Kawa Jatios provided photos of exposed corals that are showing signs of bleaching. The coral bleaching […]

Shipping deluged with cargo

Shipping deluged with cargo

HILARY HOSIA If anyone deserves praise this graduation season, it’s the hard working folks manning the Marshall Islands Shipping Corporation’s warehouse — from forklift operators to the personnel at receiving. The scene at Uliga Dock was busy with families departing to see their family members graduating on outer islands last week. Some were seen booking […]

US: Pacific ‘critically important’

US: Pacific ‘critically important’

GIFF JOHNSON A top US State Department official told reporters Monday that China needs to meet international standards with its loans and infrastructure developments in the Pacific islands. Speaking to media following a meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organization in Papua New Guinea last weekend, Assistant Secretary of State and Ambassador to […]

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