Mike out, Jack in

Mike out, Jack in

President Hilda Heine removed Senator Mike Halferty from her Cabinet last Thursday. The removal of Halferty took the form of a memo from the President titled: “Revocation of appointment and vacation of office by Minister.” The brief memo signed by the President stated that by the power vested in her by the RMI Constitution, “I…do […]

CMI Jaluit taking off

CMI Jaluit taking off

The establishment of the College of Marshall Islands’ Distance Education Center on Jabor has been beneficial to students living on Jaluit. The facility is equipped with state of the art equipment that allows college and Adult Basic Education (ABE) students on Jabor to engage with instructors at the main campus in Majuro. The air-conditioned school […]

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 […]

Inspired runner has Jaluit link

Inspired runner has Jaluit link

KELLY LORENNIJ The New York Times featured one of the fastest long distance runners alive: Chris Zablocki, a former Dartmouth volunteer at Jaluit High School (JHS) who shared a passion for running with his students back in his teaching days. For Zablocki, working in the RMI was an exciting prospect, and being assigned to Jaluit […]

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 […]

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