Gearing up for Grease

Gearing up for Grease

GIFF JOHNSON After a couple of decades of directing big theater productions in the Marshall Islands, Dartmouth College Professor Emeritus Andrew Garrod knows how to deliver. Most important ingredients are “don’t waste time” and include the right people in direction and production of an event that will involve 40 or more actors. In the don’t […]

Enjoying cultural learning

Enjoying cultural learning

“We should chase each other to learn and teach that which is ours and rooted in our culture,” Wilbert Alik, Marshallese Studies Chairman told his students during their culture course show-and-tell final presentation recently. They showcased a variety of Marshallese dishes including lokeed (shellfish), bwiro (fermented breadfruit), and amulikwekwe (Namdrik banana recipe). It was a […]

Dental to open soon

Dental to open soon

Patients be patient: the dental department at Majuro hospital will soon resume services, possibly as early as later this week. The temporary halt to full services at the hospital’s dental clinic since the week prior to Christmas was to install new equipment to improve patient services. Patient chairs have already been installed and Ministry of […]

Marshallese studies get student interest

Marshallese studies get student interest

KELLY LORENNIJ The Marshallese Studies Department at CMI is seeing strong student enrollment for its classes in the Spring Semester of 2018 — an indication of Marshallese students wanting to learn more about their roots, say teachers in the program. The College of the Marshall Islands boasts a Marshallese Studies Department. Two packages of eight […]

Owners lock up Nitijela

Owners lock up Nitijela

GIFF JOHNSON Nitijela openings other than Presidential elections and votes of no confidence tend to present little drama, accounting for the generally low turnout of members of the public, aside from those attending to sing and government representatives — as was the case at Tuesday’s opening. But behind the scenes Tuesday, drama brewed as a […]

Radiology wins health competition

Radiology wins health competition

It was judgment day for the hospital last Friday, as stated in a press release from the desk of the Ministry of Health and Human Services Secretary Julia Alfred — well, a jolly judgment day. “For the very first time in history, the leadership of MOHH organized a 2017 department Christmas competition,” Alfred said. “The […]

Job Corps students get internships

Job Corps students get internships

KELLY LORENNIJ Job Corps trainees are back on island for seasonal rest and recreation. However, the National Training Center (NTC) asked them for one business meeting two days shy of New Year’s Day. NTC’s mandate is to provide education and vocational training for Marshallese youth. It has ensured that its trainees become comfortable with skills […]

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