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Japan helps RMI water company

Japan helps RMI water company

HILARY HOSIA For more than 20 years, Majuro Water and Sewer Company (MWSC) has been a beneficiary of the people and government of Japan through the Japan Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project. This support ranges from a project to provide a public water supply in 1998 to a handover ceremony of two excavators […]

Jaluit wins debate contest

Jaluit wins debate contest

KELLY LORENNIJ It was an “all outer islands” contest at the 39th Constitution Day high school debate competition last Friday at the International Conference Center — with Jaluit High School’s team knocking off students from Northern Islands High on Wotje to win. Schools participating in the Marshallese language debate included Laura High School, Assumption High […]

‘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 […]

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