Casten Nemra new RMI President

Casten Nemra new RMI President

The Marshall Islands parliament elected its youngest President, and only the second commoner to hold the head of state position, Monday morning in Majuro. The narrow vote for newcomer Casten Nemra, 44, who defeated seven-term parliament veteran Alvin Jacklick, 17-16, demonstrates how evenly divided the 33-seat chamber is. Nemra’s election on his first day in the […]

US fishing deal collapses

US fishing deal collapses

GIFF JOHNSON The fishing treaty between the United States and the Pacific islands has collapsed. For the first time in nearly 30 years, the American tuna fleet will not be authorized to fish in the western Pacific starting New Year’s day, this Friday. The US government last week told the nearly 40 American purse seiners […]

Mudge sues CEO Almen

Mudge sues CEO Almen

Former Mayor Mudge Samuel filed two civil lawsuits in the High Court in mid-December attempting to halt certification of the official election results and to get a recount of Majuro votes. Both of Samuel’s motions for a temporary restraining order against Chief Electoral Officer Robson Almen were denied by High Court Chief Justice Carl Ingram […]

Japan and RMI keeping ties

Japan and RMI keeping ties

Simie Jurelong and Ineko Clarence (left and right, respectively, in the photo) are among few local surviving Japanese descendants in their generation on island who continue their welcome tradition for Japanese groups visiting Majuro. According to Simie, the group makes leis to welcome guests and also participates in gatherings such as the Japan Embassy-hosted ceremony […]

Kessai elected new President

Kessai elected new President

Journal 1/4/1974 P2 Hey! Majuro’s gone one — a real 24-hour place. Name’s Zackius’ Restaurant. Like 3am? We’re open. For the guys at the hospital, the police on patrol, the graveyard shit at the power plant and little hungry you, after late night powering, partying or dancing. P2 Micronesian float in Rose Bowl parade Micronesia […]

Solomons & Nauru join forces on route

Solomons & Nauru join forces on route

Nauru Airlines and Solomon Airlines have joined forces to promote new passenger and cargo links to the north Pacific. Effective this Friday, Nauru Airlines northbound flights operating via Honiara every Friday will allow travelers seamless connections on “same plane” services through to Nauru, Tarawa, Majuro, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Chuuk. Southbound flights operating every Sunday will […]

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 […]

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