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Enjoying cultural learning

Enjoying cultural learning

“We should chase each other to learn and teach that which is ours and rooted in our culture,” Wilbert Alik, Marshallese Studies Chairman told his students during their culture course show-and-tell final presentation recently. They showcased a variety of Marshallese dishes including lokeed (shellfish), bwiro (fermented breadfruit), and amulikwekwe (Namdrik banana recipe). It was a […]

Radiology wins health competition

Radiology wins health competition

It was judgment day for the hospital last Friday, as stated in a press release from the desk of the Ministry of Health and Human Services Secretary Julia Alfred — well, a jolly judgment day. “For the very first time in history, the leadership of MOHH organized a 2017 department Christmas competition,” Alfred said. “The […]

Christmas visit

Christmas visit

The Kramer and Muller families delivered Christmas cheer to Majuro hospital patients and staff for the 18th consecutive year when they arrived at the hospital bearing gifts. The two Majuro Senators, David Kramer and Tony Muller, started their family tradition of hospital visits in 2000. Read more about the Christmas celebration in the Marshall Islands […]

JICA folks jepta joy

JICA folks jepta joy

A group of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteers, who dubbed themselves the “Apakaaj in Majel Jepta,” have been spending three nights a week since early November practicing their piit dance and singing. While nine-year-old Marshallese Tine Mook sang the story of Tobolar and gathering coconuts, the dancers showed a polished performance of their piit […]

Kids, adults enjoy day

Kids, adults enjoy day

Disabilities Week opened with an event at the Staff Sergeant Solomon Sam Sports Center Monday morning. Floats preceded the event with the Majuro Deaf Education Center (MDEC) winning the $500 grand prize sponsored by parents. President Hilda Heine accompanied Minister of Culture and Internal Affairs, Amenta Matthew, who delivered the event’s keynote address. Talina Peter, […]

Students, teachers try comics

Students, teachers try comics

A group of around 30 teachers got together last week at the Graphic Novel and Comic Workshop at the USP Long Island campus. A day earlier, a group of Ejit Elementary and Majuro Cooperative school students got together to do similar creative work. The workshops involved teachers and students in learning how graphic novels and […]

Kirt’s famous boat re-launched

Kirt’s famous boat re-launched

Last Thursday was memorable for the Pinho clan as the family and friends witnessed the return of the Miss Kristina landing craft to the sea following a ceremony at Robert Reimers Enterprise’s Shoreline. Assumption Parish Pastor Ariel Galido blessed the vessel before Kalani Wase broke a champagne bottle on the bow. “Traditionally, the Pinho family […]

MIHS puts on a show

MIHS puts on a show

Marshall Islands High School was able to pull in a large junior crowd for its concert last Friday at Robert Reimers Enterprises compound. The annual event was to run for two days and had the support of school staff, Parent-Teacher-Association and students. Students involved in performances stuck around to join teachers and staff for a […]

Flatbeds for the Laura team

Flatbeds for the Laura team

Four Laura local council members happily joined a ceremony at Majuro Atoll Local Government headquarters in Delap Monday this week. Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack and his wife Ritok were on hand to deliver flatbed trucks to the four council members for use in their constituencies. Those receiving the keys to the trucks were: Lomar Councilwoman […]

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