Majuro

Reef grief for Ribuuk Ae

Reef grief for Ribuuk Ae

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. […]

Taongi considered for tests

Taongi considered for tests

Journal 1/12/1983 P8 Old age program debated The merit of the Old Age Program was debated January 10 at Nitijela. Some, like Minister of Internal Affairs Wilfred Kendall, Majuro, for one, felt the program was inconsistent with Marshallese culture where relatives take care of the old. Kendall said it is the families responsibility to look […]

What’s that ocean buoy for?

What’s that ocean buoy for?

What does ocean observing mean and how does it work? You can find out by attending an upcoming Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) two-day workshop in Majuro January 21-22. Hands-on activities and presentations will answer those questions. Participants will learn how to access coastal and ocean data, explore instruments that are used for ocean […]

Japan funds MMS bus

Japan funds MMS bus

Japan Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Norio Saito and the Principal of Majuro Middle School Alvin Simon signed a grant contract for the “Procurement of School Bus Service System of Majuro Middle School” just before Christmas. The grant amount of up to $77,400 is funded through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). […]

Jenrok residents recount ocean flooding

Jenrok residents recount ocean flooding

WILMER JOEL Jenrok residents experienced the brunt of ocean flooding in late November. One resident told the Journal her house was literally picked up by the storm-driven tide, and carried from near the ocean seawall to the roadside. Over 200 local residents evacuated their homes for several days until the ocean inundations subsided. “I was […]

Migration done right

Migration done right

Most Marshallese living in RMI will say that job opportunities, education, health or family visits are the main reasons that they leave to the United States. But a recent survey of Marshallese to identify the “drivers” of out-migration suggests environmental factors are increasingly in the mix of reasons why people are departing the Marshall Islands. […]

Nidel honored with state funeral

Nidel honored with state funeral

Flags flew at half-mast this week for six-term Arno Senator and Minister Nidel Lorak, who died recently at Majuro hospital. The government held a state funeral at Nitijela Wednesday this week. He served in Nitijela from 1992 to 2016, and was minister of four different ministries. After graduating with a BA from the University of […]

Police tarhet gov’t vehicles

Police tarhet gov’t vehicles

Journal 12/8/1982 P1 High spirits The Rongelap airfield was opened Monday by an Airline of the Marshall Islands flight. Rongelap people prepared a welcome including dancing. P1 Power soon Testing on the new power plant is continuing December 8. The number one generator should produce power this week, according to one of the construction managers. […]

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