Billfish chaps head to Kona

Billfish chaps head to Kona

Journal 8/21/1981 P1 Teachers object to contract plan A hearing on controversial contracts for all elementary and high school teachers ended abruptly August 15 at Marshall Islands High School cafeteria when it was apparent the teachers did not like the idea that they would be on one-year contracts while other government workers would continue on […]

Majuro reconnects with Japan ‘sister’

Majuro reconnects with Japan ‘sister’

Majuro and Kawai Town in Japan are reactivating their sister city ties after a 10-year gap. This was the outcome of a friendly meeting between visiting Japan Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii and Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack Friday. Jack expressed his appreciation to Japan for its funding assistance through the Grassroots Grant program […]

MAWC launches recycling operation

MAWC launches recycling operation

Majuro Atoll Waste Company officially launched its new recycling program Friday in support of the government’s container deposit legislation. President Hilda Heine led a delegation of VIPs to the ceremony that showed off MAWC’s recycling equipment located in a warehouse at the entry to the Batkan landfill. Heine did the honors of cutting the ribbon […]

AMI ramps up outer island flights

AMI ramps up outer island flights

The regularity of Air Marshall Islands flights to the outer islands has dramatically improved over the past two years. The improvements show in airline and airport statistics. In the second quarter of FY2018 (January-March), 1,819 domestic passenger arrivals were counted at Amata Kabua International Airport in Majuro. This is nearly 50 percent above the number […]

RMI: No problem to host ’22 Games

RMI: No problem to host ’22 Games

Nitijela’s first business day of the current session, August 7, saw members focus on the RMI’s proposed SOV digital currency, plan to host the Micronesian Games, and possible reduction in the 50 cent per pound copra price. Exchanges during the first question and answer session of the new session included: • Wotho Senator David Kabua […]

Three to Japan master’s program

Three to Japan master’s program

KELLY LORENNIJ Three young leaders have passed a rigorous four-level screening for the Pacific Leaders’ Educational Assistance for Development of State (Pacific-LEADs) program in Japan. Vladimir Gulfan, Peter Robert, and Benedict Yamamura are the latest students from the RMI to engage in the program and they will be leaving this month for their respective sites […]

Barker joins Nuclear Commission

Barker joins Nuclear Commission

The National Nuclear Commission again has three members, following the recent appointment of Dr. Holly Barker as a commissioner with the RMI agency. Barker was sworn in during a ceremony at the Cabinet office in Majuro last month. She has a long-association with the Marshall Islands that started when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer […]

Brain Gain a blast

Brain Gain a blast

The action was ferocious during the KIO Club’s Brain Gain youth Ralik Ratak Basketball Tournament, which recently wrapped up at CMI’s SSG Solomon Sam Sports Court. In the 13-under competition, Team Lae defeated Team Ebon 61-35 to win the championship. In the 16-under division, Team Majuro (blue) beat Team Likiep 62-47 in the final. Caption: […]

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