Feature Articles

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 […]

Graduation time!

Graduation time!

Majuro Baptist Christian Academy held its graduation ceremony Monday, with happy graduates tossing balloons into the air. MBCA is among many high schools graduating last week and this week in the Marshall Islands. More graduation photos and stories in the June 1, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal. Photo: Kelly Lorennij.

Great student-teacher ratios

Great student-teacher ratios

Ten percent of public schools on the outer islands have 20 or fewer students, according the Public School System’s enrollment report for the current school year. Eight of 81 schools are in the 20 or fewer student category. Overall public school enrollment for all 81 public schools is 8,819. There are a few more boys […]

CMI, Ryukyus sign deal

CMI, Ryukyus sign deal

KELLY LORENNIJ Following signing of an agreement between Vice President of the University of the Ryukyus Ryuji Ishikawa and College of the Marshall Islands President Theresa Koroivulaono, CMI is now able to send two students instead of just one to study at the university in Okinawa, Japan. The University of the Ryukyus opened an undergraduate […]

MCHS beats Majuro’s best

MCHS beats Majuro’s best

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Christian High School is dominating the high school Constitution Day basketball tournament this year following two great victories against Marshall Island High School last Friday in Rongrong and against undefeated high school-champ Majuro Cooperative High School Monday night at the SSG Solomon Sam Sports Center in Uliga. MCHS defeated MIHS Friday in […]

Mayors point out health needs

KELLY LORENNIJ The Ministry of Health and Human Services (MoHHS) opened its session with the Marshall Islands Mayor Association (MIMA) by outlining a report of successful and ongoing screenings, surveys, and redevelopment plans. Minister Kalani Kaneko acknowledged MoHHS as the “most criticized” of the ministries, and was commended by MIMA for the improvements on sanitary […]