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President welcomes Kia’aina

President welcomes Kia’aina

President Casten Nemra welcomed US Assistant Secretary of Interior Esther Kia’aina, as he held the first Cabinet meeting of his Presidency at the Cabinet conference room late last week. Assistant Secretary Kia’aina congratulated President Nemra and members of his Cabinet and said her visit re-emphasizes the important relationship between the US and the RMI. She pledged […]

Mayor Jack seeks RO machines

Mayor Jack seeks RO machines

The drought, after teasing Majuro and Ebeye with a bit of rain in December, has put its cards on the table, and it’s a winner — if you like being thirsty and not taking showers. Reservoir levels dropped dramatically during the first three weeks of January, down by about 10 million gallons compared to mid-December. […]

Terong Airplane steals the show

Stomping the floor hard was what “jebta” groups were busy doing around the Marshall Islands Christmas Day. The Terong Airline jebta flew in to many churches, including at Uliga Protestant Church (in this video clip), with non-stop miles of smiles and jaw-dropping awesomeness. The typical Marshallese checking-in overweight coolers of fish and flying buddy pass […]

RMI drought intensifies

A drought announcement was issued Friday by US Weather officials, describing increasingly dry conditions to be expected in the Marshall Islands, Palau and Yap as a result of one of the worst El Niño’s to hit the Pacific in recent times. Parts of the Marshall Islands are already into a period of “moderate to severe […]

Jabat’s fairy godmother

Jabat’s fairy godmother

ISAAC MARTY Jabat Victor Olea Taneti, six pounds and two ounces, and Sam Lojeto Joiji, six pounds and four ounces, are the 2016 New Year’s Day babies. Both are a blessing to their families, but Jabat’s birth was also a blessing in itself as it took place without a nurse. Jabat’s unexpected arrival was a […]

Solomons & Nauru join forces on route

Solomons & Nauru join forces on route

Nauru Airlines and Solomon Airlines have joined forces to promote new passenger and cargo links to the north Pacific. Effective this Friday, Nauru Airlines northbound flights operating via Honiara every Friday will allow travelers seamless connections on “same plane” services through to Nauru, Tarawa, Majuro, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Chuuk. Southbound flights operating every Sunday will […]

Private schools test high at CMI

Private schools test high at CMI

Majuro-based private schools have scored the highest marks on CMI’s annual placement tests, according to data contained in the college’s Fact Book 2015. In last year’s English placement test, Assumption High School’s 16 students taking the test had the highest percentage — 31 percent — achieving credit level test stores. Majuro Coop School was at […]

Pacific violence figures shocking

The level of violence against women in the Pacific is double the rate in the rest of the world, which is the sign that Pacific societies need to change social norms in order for development to progress, said a United Nations official. Speaking to Radio New Zealand International, UN Women’s Deputy Representative for Fiji, Nicolas […]

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Winning weavers and fashion styles

Winning weavers and fashion styles

CAROLINE YACOE Woven mats, hats, purses, baskets, fans, wall hangings and jewelry from the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Nauru, Guam and Kiribati festively adorned the new space at Long Island Conference Center now part of the University of the South Pacific campus in Majuro. As the third such gathering of Pacific weavers it demonstrated […]