Heine’s Cabinet sworn in

Heine’s Cabinet sworn in

The new members of the President Hilda Heine’s Cabinet took the oath of office Monday during a swearing-in ceremony administered by District Court Presiding Judge Milton Zackios at the International Conference Center. The ceremony took place following President Heine’s submission of nominations to Speaker Kenneth Kedi for appointment as Ministers of the Cabinet, pursuant to […]

Arkansas’ basketball dream team

Arkansas’ basketball dream team

They got game and they’re traveling to Marshall Islands to prove it. This photo, taken by Marshallese Educational Initiative’s Dr. April Brown recently, shows the Northwest Arkansas basketball dream team with their organizers at Springdale, Arkansas. Following intensive elimination tryouts, the team finally named their players who will compete during the Constitution Day frenzy in […]

Agencies unite for key training

Agencies unite for key training

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications Division of Maritime Safety through its Port State Control Program collaborated with the Office of the Maritime Administrator (RMI ship registry) and the RMI EPA to host and conduct an advance training to facilitate the implementation of national and international rules on the prevention of pollution from ships.  Participants […]

The King’s royal children

The King’s royal children

Children as young as five will star in the upcoming “The King and I” musical scheduled to hit the International Conference Center at the beginning of next month. Choreographer Ilona Bito, who flew in from New York City this week, is  helping out at the afternoon rehearsals, which are in full throttle mode. Ilona started […]

MOH is in a drug crisis

MOH is in a drug crisis

Journal 1/28/1977 P1 Afraid to talk US Central Intelligence Agency officials testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee January 24 on charges that the CIA spied on delegates from Micronesia who were negotiating political status relations with the United States. William Colby, a former CIA Director, and E. Henry Knock, the Acting Director until President Carter […]

Is Zika virus in Majuro?

Is Zika virus in Majuro?

A relatively new mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a birth disorder and the rapid spread of the virus across the globe, reports CNN. But although the US Centers for Disease Control says Samoa is the only Pacific nation where the Zika virus has been confirmed, this dangerous virus […]

Hilda emerges as RMI President

Hilda emerges as RMI President

GIFF JOHNSON The ousting Tuesday of President Casten Nemra, only two weeks into his term as President, by a successful vote of no confidence, suggests family ties have trumped customary authority that once dominated Nitijela’s leadership lineup. Dr. Hilda Heine’s election Wednesday — with 24 out of 30 votes — is another unprecedented twist in […]

Bobo bats 1000

Bobo bats 1000

Jefferson Bobo, a young man from the island of Ebeye, is thriving in his new career in the US Navy, which follows a couple years of working at the Ministry of Public Works after he became the first Marshall Islander to graduate from the US Coast Guard Academy, with a degree in engineering. After departing […]

Bikes new Baninnur Club donation

Bikes new Baninnur Club donation

Ten new bicycles, including helmets and rear flashing lights for the only bikers’ club on island, College of the Marshall Islands based Baninnur Club, were received from Do It Best last week. The items were purchased through a $2,000 grant funded by the Kiwanis Club of LaJolla, California. Baninnur Club co-founder Winder Loeak said there […]

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