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Majuro reconnects with Japan ‘sister’

Majuro reconnects with Japan ‘sister’

Majuro and Kawai Town in Japan are reactivating their sister city ties after a 10-year gap. This was the outcome of a friendly meeting between visiting Japan Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii and Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack Friday. Jack expressed his appreciation to Japan for its funding assistance through the Grassroots Grant program […]

Brain Gain a blast

Brain Gain a blast

The action was ferocious during the KIO Club’s Brain Gain youth Ralik Ratak Basketball Tournament, which recently wrapped up at CMI’s SSG Solomon Sam Sports Court. In the 13-under competition, Team Lae defeated Team Ebon 61-35 to win the championship. In the 16-under division, Team Majuro (blue) beat Team Likiep 62-47 in the final. Caption: […]

Raucous fans greet Games athletes

Raucous fans greet Games athletes

Pride in country and patriotism summarized the welcoming ceremony for Marshallese athletes homebound from the 9th Micronesian Games in Yap Sunday night at the Amata Kabua International Airport. Athletes, coaches and entourage received a VIP welcome from a large crowd of fans, families, friends and officials with each person receiving numerous hugs and leis as […]

RMI ballers teach kids

RMI ballers teach kids

Demonstrating the popularity of basketball in Majuro town, several dozen children in the under-13 age group turned out for a week-long basketball clinic at the CMI court. The clinic was part of the KIO Club’s Summer Brain Gain program that went into high gear following its launch earlier in June. Three RMI women’s national team […]

RMI eyes PNG tuna action

RMI eyes PNG tuna action

GIFF JOHNSON The Marshall Islands is watching with interest a new commercial tuna management system launched by Papua New Guinea earlier this year. The recently implemented system by PNG’s National Fisheries Authority rewards purse seiners for landing tuna to be processed on shore in PNG because this increases job opportunities at tuna canneries and processing […]

DES first with notebooks

DES first with notebooks

A new digital exam for students in the Marshall Islands was piloted earlier this school year for two classes of sixth graders. “The Public School System (PSS) contracted Pacific Testing Center (PTC) to build the web-based scoring program and the Android tablet-based testing program,” said consultant Hendrick Cho. “We partnered with Delap Elementary School to […]

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