Kili has gone seven days without electricity since early last week when the power plant ran out of fuel. Kili has been experiencing electricity rationing since January due to depletion of the Bikini Resettlement Trust Fund, which has funded local government operations at Kili for decades. Bikini Mayor Anderson Jibas said fuel finally reached Kili […]
GIFF JOHNSON The Micronesian Games were postponed last week, the second time in two years for the regional sports competition to be delayed. As the July 22 opening of the Micronesian Games began to loom large — the daily countdown sign in Delap had ticked down into the 120s — it became increasingly clear in […]
GIFF JOHNSON From the opening of the ECC gym in Delap in 1997 to its closure in 2011 due to roof damage, I spent a remarkable amount of time inside it. Playing basketball, coaching teams, refereeing games, running training clinics for coaches and referees, managing sports events. If it had to do with basketball at […]
This diving board located at one of the swimming pools by the park past the airport was a collaboration between Robert and Margina Cress (parents of former RMI medal-winning sprinter Roman Cress) and Pacific International Inc. The Cresses purchased the board and PII shipped and installed it for the community. A value-add for the thousands […]
Jojo Kramer is featured in a newly released video that is viewable on YouTube. It’s called Marshall Islands: Making more out of tuna, and it features Jojo talking about how his family company, Pacific International Inc., is engaging in the tuna industry — handling tuna unloading into freezer containers for export and servicing the large […]
GIFF JOHNSON Pacific International Inc. received a mediation award in its construction dispute with the FSM government over US government-funded road work it did in Chuuk state from 2009-2013. But the FSM refused to pay the mediation award of an initial $2 million on a total $6 million award. More recently, PII received a $9.5 […]
The fifth outer island scheduled to receive runway paving is on hold awaiting the lifting of the current passenger travel ban to outer islands during the ongoing dengue fever outbreak. Over the past two years, four outer island runways have either been paved or refurbished by Pacific International Inc. under contract with the Ministry of […]
Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority staff began moving into their new three-story headquarters located in Delap at the end of last week, as construction work is largely completed.
Plans to re-roof and renovate the former national ECC gymnasium continue to move along with various ups and downs that continue to delay a final solution.
Parties to the Nauru Agreement’s (PNA’s) CEO Ludwig Kumoru and PNA Commercial Manager Maurice Brownjohn met with PII CEO Jerry Kramer last week for a small signing ceremony that sets the stage for a big PNA building project. PII has already commenced demolition/site preparation work at the former Won Hai Shien/Jemen Ei Corporation facilities next […]