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New ship out of service

New ship out of service

Despite its recent arrival, the nearly new MV Enen Kio has been inoperable for weeks because of a mechanical malfunction that Minister of Transportation, Communications and Information Technology Donald Capelle referred to as an “unknown vibration” when in gear. He was responding to questions from opposition MPs in Nitijela last Friday. Employees at the Shipping […]

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 […]

Electoral issues final unofficial results

Electoral issues final unofficial results

These are the final, unofficial election results for Nitijela and mayor contests provided by the RMI Electoral Administration. The final unofficial results were issued November 30, triggering a two-week period for candidates to call for recounts or contest results. They will become final results on December 15, 2019. (Note: all Nitijela races are single seats […]

Postal vote appeal denied

Postal vote appeal denied

GIFF JOHNSON The question of whether off-island Marshallese would get to vote through some absentee ballot procedure was laid to rest Tuesday this week when the RMI Supreme Court rejected an “emergency motion for rehearing/reconsideration” of the Supreme Court’s decision in early October. The earlier opinion said although Nitijela Law 2016-28 is unconstitutional by eliminating […]

Majuro hit by flooding

Majuro hit by flooding

GIFF JOHNSON Shorelines around Majuro Atoll were repeatedly inundated this past week during high tides that approached all-time records. Flooding began early morning Sunday September 29 and continued at each high tide through Tuesday, when the tide levels began dropping with the new moon phase. “Water level was 20cm (7.8 inches) higher than predicted at […]

US-RMI talks on nukes fail

US-RMI talks on nukes fail

Journal 5/4/1982 P1 US and Marshalls far apart on radiation pact The governments of the United States and the Marshall Islands are still talking about political status matters but negotiations on an agreement on compensation and programs for radiation-affected people have virtually ended. The lawyers for the Marshall Islands Atomic Testing Litigation Project (MIATLP) representing […]

Prepping for disasters

Prepping for disasters

More than forty emergency response experts met in Majuro last week to identify locally-led solutions to overcome logistics challenges that can hinder disaster response in the North Pacific region. Efficient logistics can make or break a humanitarian response, and the workshop focused on ensuring that when the next emergency strikes, affected islanders can respond quickly […]

Managing skyrocketing fisheries revenue

Managing skyrocketing fisheries revenue

REBECCA LATHROP A workshop, “Forecasting Managing Fishing Revenues,” opened in Majuro on Monday. In his opening remarks RMI Minister of Finance Brenson Wase welcomed the group of 49 participants and stressed the importance and timeliness of the workshop. Wase pointed out that as fishing revenue has increased dramatically over the past ten years and with the […]

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