Private schools test high at CMI

Private schools test high at CMI

Majuro-based private schools have scored the highest marks on CMI’s annual placement tests, according to data contained in the college’s Fact Book 2015. In last year’s English placement test, Assumption High School’s 16 students taking the test had the highest percentage — 31 percent — achieving credit level test stores. Majuro Coop School was at […]

Good news on ‘drug war’

Good news on ‘drug war’

The US Congress’ appropriation last week of a larger budget for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) services is good news for the Marshall Islands, said Single State Agency Director Julia Alfred. It means “more money to assist emerging issues and needs for increased and improved access to programs and services,” she said. US federal […]

Ladie plans new era for MALGov

Ladie plans new era for MALGov

GIFF JOHNSON New Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack took up the reins of government at MALGov headquarters this week, following a swearing in with his executive council members by Chief Justice Carl Ingram at the High Court Tuesday. Jack said a formal inauguration and swearing in ceremony for the entire council will be held late the […]

Capital building cracks

Capital building cracks

Journal 12/31/1974 P1 ICA plan for ‘reformulation’ would fatally distort distinguishing values of the islands A “Comprehensive Human Development Plan” for the Marshall Islands was recently prepared for public release in Majuro by a Chicago-based organization called the Institute for Cultural Affairs (ICA). The plan is a sweeping, ambitious formula for crash economic development in […]

Fisheries observers get help

Fisheries observers get help

YVETTE MONDAY Fisheries observers have been hailed for the work they do as the eyes and eared of Pacific countries. They are the frontline officers collecting catch data vital to understanding how many fish are left and how to ensure sustainability of the stocks. Transform Aqorau, the CEO of the PNA group of countries, says […]

Pacific violence figures shocking

The level of violence against women in the Pacific is double the rate in the rest of the world, which is the sign that Pacific societies need to change social norms in order for development to progress, said a United Nations official. Speaking to Radio New Zealand International, UN Women’s Deputy Representative for Fiji, Nicolas […]

Only 50,865 in Marshalls

Only 50,865 in Marshalls

Journal 12/23/1977 P10 Ponape pepper project dropped The president of Speciality Brands Incorporated, a San Francisco based company, announced recently his company is dropping plans to boost cultivation of the Ponape pepper project citing lack of necessary labor to man the size of project contemplated. In a November 28 letter to High Commissioner Adrian Winkel, […]

Home solar-to-grid plan launched

Home solar-to-grid plan launched

ISAAC MARTY A solar-to-grid installation workshop to train certified local installers was held at Robert Reimers Enterprises’ Bokanake this past week. The Solar PV (photovoltaic) System Training funded by ADMIRE and PIGGAREP, with Ministry of Resources and Development’s Energy Office coordinating, is a lead up to the Marshall Islands Development Bank’s solar loan scheme. The […]

Mattie wins silver in Reno

Mattie wins silver in Reno

Marshall Islands weightlifter Mathlynn “Mattie” Sasser made history for the RMI at the American Open earlier this month, beating 64 of the best women weightlifters in the US to win a silver medal, while breaking an Oceania Junior record that has stood for 14 years. Marshall Islands Weightlifting Federation’s (MIWLF) national lifters Sasser and Kabuati […]

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