WILMER JOEL Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) visited President David Kabua last week to showcase their new book which for the first time details the type of corals we have in our ocean and lagoons. The new book, “Field Guide to the Corals of the Marshall Islands,” was a World Bank-funded project. It was […]
Bank of Marshall Islands (BOMI) agreed to waive usual bank account application fees for women enrolled in the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program. The news was shared during the signing of an agreement between BOMI and the national government last week at the International Conference Center during the Early Childhood Development National Forum. The CCT […]
The Labor and Delivery Ward at Majuro hospital is back to full operation after completion of a major renovation program. The ward held a ‘reopening’ ceremony Monday to mark the upgrade attended by Minister Bruce Bilimon, MOHHS management, along with pediatricians, hospital staff and partners. The work was supported by the Early Childhood Development Project […]
GIFF JOHNSON After 18 months of delay due to Covid border lockdowns, a World Bank-funded revamp of power systems at the Marshalls Energy Company is moving into its next phase. Three technicians from the China-based corporation Sinosoar arrived in Majuro last month after four weeks of quarantine to begin working with MEC on next steps […]
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 World Bank’s Regional Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific, Victoria Kwakwa, wrapped up her first visit to the RMI and Federated States of Micronesia earlier this month, underscoring the growing global recognition of the need for strong support to small island developing states.
The new government is putting its weight behind a $20 million solar project to transform the energy situation of Ebeye and three outer islands. If it gains the anticipated donor support, the solar development will slash fuel costs now shouldered by the RMI government by several million dollars annually. “Building on great work done previously, […]