Ebeye needs a new master plan

Ebeye needs a new master plan

Journal 10/7/1977 P1 Rosenblatt rules out independence for Micronesia US chief negotiator Peter S. Rosenblatt ruled out the possibility of more political fragmentation — and independence for any part of the territory — in a recent radio interview here. P3 Lady mechanic honored The Ponape District Legislature adopted a resolution congratulating Mershina Likor of Net […]

Culture Day at CMI

Culture Day at CMI

College of Marshall Islands: the only place in RMI that unites students from across Micronesia. Despite their language differences and different geographical origins, dorm residents from the Arrak and Uliga campus united to observe RMI’s Manit Day. Pictured are Arrak and Uliga dorm residents with CMI President Dr. Theresa Koroivulaono and CMI staff after the […]

LIES in tug-of-war

LIES in tug-of-war

Long Island Elementary School students were the center of attention during the many competitions set up by the Ministry of Internal Affairs following the opening ceremony of Manit week at the Alele/Courthouse compound last week. LIES students received majority of the cash prizes, as they were the only kids remaining for the competitions, like the […]

At long last: Yes to Con-Con

At long last: Yes to Con-Con

A Constitutional Convention is in the cards for the Marshall Islands, following adoption of Bill 70 by unanimous vote of Nitijela last month. The much delayed and debated plan for a Con-Con is now approved, with an $800,000 appropriation in the FY2016 budget to go with it. It took the Nitijela over a year and […]

Cuba is RMI’s new friend

Cuba is RMI’s new friend

Cuba is the newest diplomatic partner of the Marshall Islands, following the signing of an agreement establishing ties earlier this week in New York. President Chris Loeak and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands after the historic development that took place at the margins of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in […]

PW promises improved water

PW promises improved water

Public Works Minister Hiroshi Yamamura signed a Pacific Declaration on Water Development on behalf of the Marshall Islands. RMI was one of 11 Pacific countries to sign the declaration committing to an integrated approach to better water management in the region. The signing was the highlight of the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association’s (PWWA’s) annual […]

Happy 33rd birthday to our bank

Happy 33rd birthday to our bank

Bank of Marshall Islands celebrated 33 years of operations last Thursday with dancing, a huge cake and by giving away local products from Tobolar and RRE. Ebeye branch manager and Vice President Hermai Makroro marked the occasion by announcing that next year would see the start of construction of the bank’s proposed new bank building […]

Pledge by MOH and Church Leaders

Pledge by MOH and Church Leaders

An alliance between the Ministry of Health and church leaders in Majuro was formed recently at Sandy’s restaurant with the aim of promoting water-only as the beverage of choice during church activities. Eight church leaders and proxies representing their churches joined in. It was agreed during the 40-minute session that by signing the pledge, church […]

Guarantee of jobs for WAM trainees

Guarantee of jobs for WAM trainees

At least six Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) trainees are guaranteed jobs after they graduate on Friday, October 2, with the potential of 12 jobs being available, according to WAM Director Alson Kelen. “All of the trainees did internships during this six-month training program and this really paid off for us, […]

Shipping struggles to meet needs

Shipping struggles to meet needs

The demand is high and there are not enough ships to get passengers and cargo to the outer islands. The inability of government shipping to service outer island passenger and cargo demands has been in the spotlight this month, with schools late to start as students and teachers could not get to their schools as […]