Namu

Taiwan backs Namu transport

Taiwan backs Namu transport

It was all smiles Tuesday afternoon for the new engine that was generously funded by the Taiwan government and being installed by Wally Milne (standing to the right of the engine). This boat is for Namu Atoll Local Government and will be shipped to the atoll as soon the next Shipping vessel is heading that […]

RMI eases dengue travel ban

RMI eases dengue travel ban

The government-imposed outer islands travel ban is being ended in stages. Arno, Mili, Namu and Lib have had their travel bans lifted, and Ailinlaplap will be next. These developments are happening in line with the Ministry of Health training health assistants on these islands to diagnose and treat dengue in case it develops. The RMI […]

Turnout mixed in Majuro

Turnout mixed in Majuro

Voter turnout Monday varied around Majuro. While many of the outer island absentee voting locations showed heavy turnout and long lines, some Majuro regular voting stations saw relatively few voters. The Rita ward voting station at Rita Elementary School was prepared for 1,200 voters, the number registered. To accommodate the anticipated large number of voters, […]

12-month copra high

12-month copra high

December last year produced the most copra of 2017, the first month of a two-and-a-half-month period during which the price of copra was at an all time high of 50¢ per pound. Copra makers in RMI generated 764.12 tons in December, the highest total since December 2016, when over 1,000 tons were generated. The quarterly […]

Jaki-ed a hit in Majuro

Jaki-ed a hit in Majuro

Marshallese weavers of jaki-ed (clothing mats) will be showing their fine art around the world next year, with a demonstration being held at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC and a display of the mats at Australia’s Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. These exciting events were announced by long-time friend of the Marshall Islands, MaryLou […]