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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 […]

US quits fish treaty

US quits fish treaty

GIFF JOHNSON The US government officially announced it is pulling out of the US Pacific islands fisheries treaty, a move that will take effect in 12 months, according to the terms of the nearly 30-year old deal. The US State Department advised the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) this past weekend that it had officially communicated […]

Nitijela Vote of No Confidence motion

Nitijela Vote of No Confidence motion

ISAAC MARTY The resumption of Nitijela’s 37th Constitutional Regular Session Monday was cut short due to the introduction of a Vote of No Confidence (VONC) motion presented by opposition senators. Ebon Senator John Silk introduced the motion. The VONC document was pre-filed last week Thursday, which prompted Speaker Kenneth Kedi to recall Nitijela to receive […]

Agroforest park opening

Agroforest park opening

ISAAC MARTY Patients at Leroij Atama Zedkaia Memorial Hospital in Majuro are first to eat and benefit from the Majuro Agroforest Park (located at the hospital) that was officially opened last month. The park was developed through a partnership among Canvasback Wellness Center, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ LDS Charities, and Taiwan […]

Bruce honors late Jurelang

Bruce honors late Jurelang

HILARY HOSIA Republic of China Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Bruce Linghu paid his respects to the family of late Senator/Iriojlaplap Jurelang Zedkaia in Ajeltake following his attendance Monday at President Casten Nemra’s inauguration. Linghu was Taiwan’s ambassador to the RMI from 2007 to 2010, a period that included the beginning of former President Zedkaia’s […]

Nitijela power struggle

Nitijela power struggle

GIFF JOHNSON Marshall Islands political leaders continue to astound and confound the nation as a leadership battle plays out in Nitijela. From last week’s election of the Speaker and Vice Speaker by one faction and the President by another, to Monday’s inauguration of a Cabinet with two key ministerial posts missing, political leaders continue their […]

Newell pumps up students

Newell pumps up students

Famed former NBA Coach for Dallas Mavericks Tom Newell visited students attending Majuro Middle School Tuesday afternoon. This followed a talk with Marshall Islands High School seniors and a visit to Ejit Island Monday. Newell received a large crowd of students. “You have to eat right to play right,” Newell told the kids. In his […]

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