Radiation levels on Bikini Island are up to 1,000 times higher than samples from areas affected by the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear power plant disasters, newly published research on the Marshall Islands shows. Several new studies were published Monday by the US National Academy of Sciences based on research conducted by scientists with Columbia University […]
Journal 1/19/1982 P6 Rep Seiberling hopes for Compact in ’83 US Representative John Seiberling told the welcoming crowd at the Majuro airport that 1982 is too early for completion of a Compact of Free Association. He added that he hoped the matter would be placed on the 1983 congressional agenda. Seiberling is chairman of the […]
KELLY LORENNIJ While the RMI plummets into coral bleaching devastation, the Slinger coral farm in Rairok is flourishing even as it undergoes ongoing expansion. Athelta Slinger is fulfilling a dream with a group of women and young girls at the helm of the initiative, their aim to change social mindsets and to rebuild their personal […]
HILARY HOSIA Arguments over a reported bribe attempt, the RMI’s “SOV” plan, and the proposed Rongelap investment zone dominated Nitijela’s first session day Monday after a three-week break for committee hearings. You could describe Monday’s session as a rugby scrum, with battling parties locked head to head and kicking the ball back and forth.
SEIICHIRO TAKEMINE Ailuk islander Tempo Alfred, 77, died in Majuro earlier this month. One of a dwindling number of elder Marshallese survivors of the US nuclear weapons testing program, Tempo was born on Ailuk. As a 13-year-old boy, he was an eyewitness to the March 1, 1954 Bravo hydrogen bomb test. He remembered a flash […]
Humanity First Marshall Islands this week launched a program to install solar systems in 70 homes in partnership with Rongelap Atoll Local Government and the New Zealand government. “This solar project will bring significant improvement in the lives of local people of Marshall Islands,” said Falahud Din Shams, chairman of Humanity First Marshall Islands, at […]
Journal 9/17/1976 P1 The foot in the door At the heart of the Marshalls’ separation movement is Amata Kabua. Forty-seven years old, senior Senator in the Congress of Micronesia, successful businessman and son of one of the Marshalls’ paramount traditional leaders, Amata Kabua is a power in the Marshalls. He has served as Chairman of […]
Thirty-year-old Mejatto Public Elementary is to have new classrooms thanks to a grant from Japan’s Grassroots grants program. At a ceremony at the Japan Embassy last Thursday, Japan Ambassador Hideyuki Mi