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‘Shooting’ the Majuro scene

‘Shooting’ the Majuro scene

GIFF JOHNSON A series of photo shoot opportunities brought a Hawaii-based professional photographer to Majuro last month. Following a visit to the College of Micronesia in Pohnpei to open an exhibit of photographs of Micronesia, Floyd Takeuchi spent several days in Majuro taking photos of three seemingly unconnected subjects: actress and student Save Filolita Filemoni, […]

Majuro band wins top PNA prize

Majuro band wins top PNA prize

The PNA Office in Majuro announced winners for this year’s “Smart Tuna – Smart Ocean” Talent Quest 2018 — with a Majuro band taking the $3,000 top prize for the first time in the seven-year-old PNA contest. Winning first place is “Our Waters,” a song by Majuro band Diversity Music. It’s a lively tune with […]

Heine: Everyone ‘pull their weight’

Heine: Everyone ‘pull their weight’

Under the theme “Bujen Tak,” the Marshall Islands celebrated the 39th anniversary of constitutional government Tuesday. The motto translates as “goals people set for themselves and make every effort to achieve.” President Hilda Heine delivered remarks, saying everyone needs to “pull their weight” to achieve important goals for the nation. The government went through many […]

Creating local disaster solutions

Creating local disaster solutions

KELLY LORENNIJ The World Food Program (WFP) gathered North Pacific countries and humanitarian aid participants from the region for the “hatching” of local solutions regarding emergency logistics, a five-day event that took place last week. Chief Secretary Benjamin Graham officially opened the event, the very first Logistics Cluster Workshop in Micronesia. Over 40 emergency response […]

BOMI looks to expand loans

BOMI looks to expand loans

A team from Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund visited the Marshall Islands earlier this month to advance the launch of a new revolving loan fund to support household energy efficiency and home solar systems. The team also received Bank of Marshall Islands’ request to borrow $900,000 to add to its revolving loan fund for […]

Majuro’s music extravaganza

Majuro’s music extravaganza

GIFF JOHNSON An incredible array of music talent will be on display at Saturday’s Spring Break Beach Bash in Laura — as music majordomo Daniel Kramer amps up the excitement on the third anniversary of the April concert and beach activity program. Last week, hit singers from the Solomon Islands — star singer Chris Young […]

Lots of ‘nuisance’ flooding

Lots of ‘nuisance’ flooding

Majuro and other islands in RMI have seen many “nuisance inundations” since late last year during peak high tides — and such was the case earlier this month during the full moon as drivers traveling along the airport causeway roads had to dodge rocks and debris tossed up by waves. But these recent flooding incidents […]

CMI links with US students

CMI links with US students

Students in the new Marine Science Certificate program at the College of the Marshall Islands have teamed up remotely with freshman students studying coral reef management at the University of Minnesota. Through Skype meetings, emails and document sharing, students have been learning about coral reefs and the process of scientific investigation. While Professor Michael Honeth’s […]

Prepping for disasters

Prepping for disasters

More than forty emergency response experts met in Majuro last week to identify locally-led solutions to overcome logistics challenges that can hinder disaster response in the North Pacific region. Efficient logistics can make or break a humanitarian response, and the workshop focused on ensuring that when the next emergency strikes, affected islanders can respond quickly […]

Ebeye developments move forward

Ebeye developments move forward

Several small — but important — improvement projects are ready to take off in Ebeye. Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority (KADA) Director Carl Hacker reports that JEMFAC has agreed to move ahead with establishing the Mid-Corridor Housing Project Management Office, which will focus on efforts to design and fund the proposed $27 million project to replace […]

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