Students, teachers try comics

Students, teachers try comics

A group of around 30 teachers got together last week at the Graphic Novel and Comic Workshop at the USP Long Island campus. A day earlier, a group of Ejit Elementary and Majuro Cooperative school students got together to do similar creative work. The workshops involved teachers and students in learning how graphic novels and […]

Be Like, We Like!

Be Like, We Like!

HILARY HOSIA Why Jack Niedenthal is the “Jack of all trades”: He ran for Nitijela without a Jowi, brought the fabled Noniep to life, transformed into Bingonella, summoned Batmon, walks off with large objects without noticing like large bathroom keys, and lately, created the first film festival in the islands — Marshallese Be Like Film […]

Majuro clam farm’s steady exports

Majuro clam farm’s steady exports

KELLY LORENNIJ The Marshall Islands Mariculture Facilities (MIMF), stationed in Rairok just behind Long Island Elementary School, is home to a colorful array of electric green, purple, blue, and turquoise-patterned clams that range in size from three feet to smaller than an average adult’s finger. Robert Reimers Enterprises first owned the facilities starting in the […]

Japan funds Ebeye solar plan

Japan funds Ebeye solar plan

In response to the request from the RMI government, Japan has committed to a major solar power program for Ebeye Island. To memorialize the agreement between RMI and Japan, an exchange of notes was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade John Silk and Ambassador of Japan Hideyuki Mitsuoka and the grant agreement was […]

Hilda: 1.5 to stay alive

Hilda: 1.5 to stay alive

President Hilda Heine urged nations of the world to pick up the pace of action to go beyond agreements reached in Paris in 2015 to reduce carbon emissions, while backing a Fiji climate initiative at the recently concluded global climate summit in Bonn, Germany. “It is critical that every country delivers on the promises they […]

Delap school shut down

Delap school shut down

HILARY HOSIA A Delap landowner nailed shut the door to the Public School System’s kindergarten (Head Start) program located next to Social Security, halting school since Monday. As a result of the lock out, 125 students were prevented from attending school through Wednesday, with no sign of resolution of the problem evident after three days. […]

WUTMI told of health crisis

WUTMI told of health crisis

KELLY LORENNIJ “Early childhood education and development” presentations filled the early morning of WUTMI’s 18th annual conference Wednesday. Facilitated by Chief Secretary Ben Graham, the day’s program began with presentation of results of the Integrated Child Health Survey by Health Secretary Julia Alfred. The survey, which was conducted on Majuro, Ebeye, and outer islands from […]

Photos honor FSM-Japan ties

Photos honor FSM-Japan ties

The Federated States of Micronesia and Japan in 2018 will mark 30 years of diplomatic relations with a yearlong series of events in Tokyo. The first will be an exhibit of photography of Chuuk Lagoon and Xavier High School by Floyd K. Takeuchi, which will be on display at the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) […]

One stop education shop

One stop education shop

The Ministry of Education, Sports and Training is planning to create a “one stop shop” center at the former RMI/University of South Pacific in Delap that would boost service to the people and at the same time be convenient to MOE employees. Public School System Commissioner Kanchi Hosia said while construction is taking place, plans […]

RMI backs anti-corruption effort

RMI backs anti-corruption effort

A Marshall Islands official attending last week’s UN Convention Against Corruption biennial conference said the RMI is making progress to meet international standards for combating corruption. RMI Assistant Attorney General Eric Iban, who is the government’s focal person for the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), told UNCAC’s Conference of State Parties in Vienna that the […]