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Tsai’s red carpet welcome

Tsai’s red carpet welcome

HILARY HOSIA Republic of China/Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen received a standing ovation at Nitijela Tuesday following her announcement that Taiwan will allow Marshall Islanders visa-free entry to Taiwan in the near future. Tsai is the first foreign head of state to address a session of parliament. Before addressing President Tsai, Parliament Speaker Kenneth Kedi recognized […]

Majuro students to Japan

Majuro students to Japan

The Embassy of Japan announced that six Assumption High School students — Juliana Joseph, Philmar Solo, Kathleen deBrum, Aliciya Ackley, Niro Tareo, Barton Kaios, and their supervisor Tony Theomae — will participate in the “High School Students Islands Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 in Okinawa.” Before their departure on November 3 from Majuro […]

David newest Cabinet appointee

David newest Cabinet appointee

Kwajalein Senator David Paul became President Hilda Heine’s right hand man following his appointment Monday as Minister in Assistance to the President and Environment. Chief Justice Carl Ingram presided over the swearing-in ceremony at the Cabinet conference room at the ICC, which was witnessed by David’s wife Dr. Marie Paul, and younger brother Tony and […]

New crop of observers

New crop of observers

REBECCA LATHROP John Still Villi, lead instructor for observer training, and Edward Adiniwin, director for CMI’s Maritime Vocational Training Center, have just finished conducting several two-week Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) classes where students learn personal safety techniques, CPR and first aid, fire prevention and fighting, and occupational health and safety. […]

Water flows for Ebeye

Water flows for Ebeye

Kwajalein’s utility company KAJUR is now operating two newly installed reverse osmosis units purchased from the Australian-based company Osmoflo. KAJUR gave its “operational acceptance” of the Desalination Plant Project on Ebeye. Osmoflo designed, supplied and installed two seawater reverse osmosis plants with a total capacity for producing close to half a million gallons of drinking water per day. The […]

Utwe likatus in spotlight

Utwe likatus in spotlight

HILARY HOSIA The Utwe Women’s Christian Association from Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia was warmly greeted by the United Church of Christ congregation in Uliga Sunday. During the service, UCC Reverend Enja Enos praised the visiting group and lectured on how a fleet of Marshallese voyagers back in 1856 went off-course and washed […]

MIR seals Ebeye Hotel deal

MIR seals Ebeye Hotel deal

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands Resort signed a two-year contract with Marshall Islands Development Bank to run the Ebeye Hotel last Friday at the MIDB headquarters. MIDB board members and MIR management team were present for the signing ceremony. MIDB board members praised MIR for accepting the bid, which took two years to materialize. “One of […]

Postal vote revival?

Postal vote revival?

HILARY HOSIA Six senators are backing a move to resurrect postal ballots through Nitijela Bill 91, which was scrutinized during a public hearing broadcast live on national radio V7AB Tuesday from the Nitijela Conference Room. Last year, Nitijela voted to eliminate postal ballots. The termination of postal ballots has caused a ruckus among Marshallese living […]

CMI ensured thousands watched Shootout

CMI ensured thousands watched Shootout

Basketball fans to CMI IT Department: we appreciate you. Thousands of online viewers had the opportunity to tune into the 17th Bank of Marshall Islands Ralik Ratak Shootout on Facebook live stream due to the generosity of the College of Marshall Islands’ IT Department. Most Valuable Players Yuuzi Maddison and Tamara Andrike, both of Lae […]

WAM’s unique grad package

WAM’s unique grad package

HILARY HOSIA Of the many programs funded by the National Training Council, Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) stands out as the only entity to gift its students with a unique graduation package: completion of program certification, identification card, social security card, birth certificate, pizza coupon from Marshall Islands Resort and a bank account that comes […]