RMI is going to Olympics

RMI is going to Olympics

Journal 6/19/1981 P1 Dropout problem at MIHS graduation Amid the joy of Marshall Islands High School’s 17th commencement, graduates and education officials alike wondered, “Where are the rest?” The class of 1981 finished in ceremonies at the Uliga Protestant Church, with only 60 members, the lowest in many years. Principal Tony Jetnil was the first […]

RMI eyes PNG tuna action

RMI eyes PNG tuna action

GIFF JOHNSON The Marshall Islands is watching with interest a new commercial tuna management system launched by Papua New Guinea earlier this year. The recently implemented system by PNG’s National Fisheries Authority rewards purse seiners for landing tuna to be processed on shore in PNG because this increases job opportunities at tuna canneries and processing […]

Trashed lagoon gets first aid

Trashed lagoon gets first aid

The Uliga community conducted a day-long underwater cleanup last weekend. Originally planned from Loelen to Lotodrik wetos, the over 50 volunteers could not reach the other sites due to the heavily infested waters of Loelen and Lejolimen. Nearly 15,000 pounds of old tires, boat parts, aluminum cans, construction materials, household appliances and many more were […]

Super RMI-Japan exchange

Super RMI-Japan exchange

KELLY LORENNIJ The RMI sent 24 middle school students with four teacher-chaperones to Hiroshima prefecture last week for a “real-life” experience in the culture, history, and peace-building ways of Japan and its people. This year four outer islands were included in the program, but only two of these — Jaluit and Kili — responded in […]

FNU’s first Majuro graduation

FNU’s first Majuro graduation

HILARY HOSIA The Ministry of Health and Human Services reached a milestone over the weekend following an historic graduation of 12 nurse practitioners from the Fiji National University (FNU) at the International Conference Center in Majuro — the first time FNU held a commencement ceremony outside its Fiji campus. FNU Chancellor Ikbal Janiff said the […]

20 students to work in Bikini

20 students to work in Bikini

Journal 6/13/2018 P1 Airport leases signed Formal signing of the leases for the proposed airport on Long Island has been accomplished, according to Mike Allen, Marshalls Land Management Officer. The lease negotiations experienced a series of complicated demands and counter demands before final agreement was reached. The negotiations will result in payment of $4,000 per […]

Mass TB screening launched

Mass TB screening launched

KELLY LORENNIJ Over 7,000 people in Majuro are at high risk of getting sick with tuberculosis (TB) in the future — that is one in every four people living in the capital atoll. This alarming statistic, provided with much evidence from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), weighed heavily […]

OZ officials visit Majuro

OZ officials visit Majuro

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and a team of parliamentarians from Australia wrapped up a whirlwind five-day visit to three north Pacific nations with a final stop in the Marshall Islands last Wednesday and Thursday. The Marshall Islands visit included a meeting with President Hilda Heine, a reception with government, private sector and non-government representatives Wednesday […]

Is cocaine on the street?

Is cocaine on the street?

Journal 6/5/1981 P1 Enewetakese want 15-year special trusteeship The people of Enewetak want a special US Trusteeship for Enewetak for about 15 years in order to complete the rehabilitation of their atoll and to catch up with the rest of the Marshalls, according to Magistrate Hertes John. He said that a poll showed that 93 […]

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