Meet the loan rangers

Meet the loan rangers

KELLY LORENNIJ The board of the Marshall Islands Development Bank (MIDB) launched a pilot taxi project late last year by first opening its doors for applications by taxi drivers — arguably people the most in need of a higher source of income. In other words: taxi service 2.0, with upgrades for both drivers and customers. […]

PNA tuna futures are “green”

PNA tuna futures are “green”

REBECCA LATHROP The Parties to the Nauru Agreement’s (PNA’s) 37th Officials Meeting, held this year in Nauru, included welcoming a new chair, a summary of 2017 accomplishments, a look to the future and a plethora of facts and figures to assist informed decision making. More than 60 attendees included officials from the eight member countries […]

CMI shares nuclear test legacy

CMI shares nuclear test legacy

KELLY LORENNIJ A nuclear legacy display holds its place this month at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) library and is open to other schools and the public for viewing. With the supervision of Mary Silk, the Director of CMI Nuclear Institute and Marshallese Studies, students who have taken nuclear studies or are members […]

Calm before the storm?

Calm before the storm?

HILARY HOSIA Since January 1, only two people in the Marshall Islands died by committing suicide, according to latest reports from Ministry of Health and Human Services, which encompasses both Mental Health Divisions in Majuro and Ebeye and the Outer Islands Health Care Services (formerly known as Outer Islands Dispensary System). The first case this […]

RMI Red Cross praised

RMI Red Cross praised

KELLY LORENNIJ International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Secretary General Elhadj As Sy spent several days in Majuro earlier this month, visiting with top-level RMI government leaders and people in communities around Majuro Atoll. The IFRC Secretary General met with Acting President Amenta Matthew and Cabinet members the day following his arrival. Discussions […]

Behind the Grease scenes

Behind the Grease scenes

HILARY HOSIA The biggest fear Grease actors and actresses shared does not happen on stage: it’s not remembering to deliver the correct line or the worry of projecting a clear voice while executing a dance routine. It’s what happens after the show. Throughout the six back-to-back shows in early March, the audience exploded in ecstasy […]

Bruno’s circus is coming to town

Bruno’s circus is coming to town

Journal 3/27/1981 P1 Ailinglaplap Bakilkil airport dedicated The Bakilkil airport was dedicated March 27 in a festive and elaborate ceremony. With three planes on the airport and three ships anchored in the lagoon, it was was certainly the largest event in recent years at the peaceful island of Airok. P5 Joma Robert new JHS principal […]