KELLY LORENNIJ On board UA flight 132 United Airlines flight 132 with 142 passengers onboard was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff from Honolulu International Airport earlier this week when the aircraft’s port-side engine began spewing flames.The engine compression unit caught fire, aborting the Sunday (Hawaii time) Island Hopper destined for Majuro and points […]
Block Party gives back HILARY HOSIA The famed Majuro New Year Block Party lived up to its reputation yet again this year as evident by thousands of participants enjoying the contagious festival — even families from Nauru, Pohnpei and Marshallese living abroad flew in for the occasion.
PII’s barge, loaded with tons of construction equipment from a road paving project in Chuuk, ran into trouble in heavy seas between Chuuk and Pohnpei earlier this week. Daniel Kramer, who is coordinating the rescue, said Monday a PII crew was able to stabilize the vessel, preventing it from sinking with all pumps pumping out […]
GIFF JOHNSON The first “Coral and Ice Exchange” climate tour took two students from the FSM and one from Palau to the Canadian Arctic and Greenland to connect with students from the arctic region. The climate exchange was organized by Island Research and Education Initiative (iREi), a Pohnpei-based group focusing on research and educational projects […]
A long time ago, a German trader and a Marshallese woman had a daughter named Sophia. She was known for flawless complexion and beauty. One day, Sophia accompanied her father on a business voyage to Mwoakil, an outer island in Pohnpei. There, the then Nahnmwarki (high chief) caught sight of the girl. Story has it […]
Many people don’t realize that corals are animals living in partnership with tiny plants embedded in their body. These algae are too tiny to see without a microscope, but they provide corals with the colors we see when swimming around, and most important, they provide food for the coral to live. This unique partnership allows […]
HILARY HOSIA I consider myself a basketball enthusiast. Whether it’s the mini-three on three tournaments at the Jisam Kaisha Basketball Court in Rita, the veterans league in Long Island, the BOMI Ralik Ratak Shootout at the SSG Solomon Sam Sports Center in Uliga or the May Day competitions at the Jones Center in Springdale, Arkansas. […]