A hands-on sailing training jointly implemented by GIZ and the Ministry of Transportation was held last Thursday on SV Kwai cargo ship. During its six months in RMI, the Kwai has played an active role in hauling copra from the outer islands to Tobolar for milling, and transporting goods to remote islands for sale. With […]
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.
What happens when you cross Okeanos with Marshall Islands Service Corporation’s local food market? The answer: food market on sail. In an historic first, MISCo and Okeanos teamed up last week with the intention of showcasing a local food market on Ebeye.
All five inhabited islands in Maloelap Atoll reported experiencing food shortages for the past three months. Local food crops are slowly recovering from the recent drought, said Dustin Langidrik, who manages the Okeanos vessel in RMI. “Just in time for the Christmas, and where needed most, Okeanos Marshall Islands delivered a relief response with food […]
President Hilda Heine accepted diplomatic credentials of newly appointed German Ambassador to RMI, Dr. Gordon Kricke, last week Tuesday at the Cabinet conference room. During the ceremony President Heine conveyed her appreciation for Germany’s support in establishing the new Sustainable Shipping Center at the USP Campus and said she hopes to continue strengthening ties with […]
Rusted tins, damaged old roof, and cracked concrete walls confirm Tinak Elementary School in Arno needs more than just repairs. The Journal visited the school with Head Teacher Stephen Jiwirak when Okeanos Vaka Motu transported Jiwirak and his family from Majuro last Friday. Jiwirak explained the school was formerly St. Paul School and was run […]
ISAAC MARTY The first service to the outer islands for the Okeanos Foundation’s Vaka Motu started last week with a visit to Arno. It departed Uliga Dock Thursday evening and arrived Arno the next morning. School supplies, medical supplies, and few passengers were delivered successfully to Malel Island. Some things were taken to Ul en […]