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Island students taste Arctic life

Island students taste Arctic life

GIFF JOHNSON The first “Coral and Ice Exchange” climate tour took two students from the FSM and one from Palau to the Canadian Arctic and Greenland to connect with students from the arctic region. The climate exchange was organized by Island Research and Education Initiative (iREi), a Pohnpei-based group focusing on research and educational projects […]

NTC focuses on youth labor

NTC focuses on youth labor

The National Training Council and the International Labor Organization held a series of workshops at the Marshall Islands Resort recently and one of them included a forum designed to empower youth in the work place. NTC Assistant Manager of the Career and Employment Center and Job Corps Program Victor Navarro led a group exercise that […]

Japan backs MWSC work

Japan backs MWSC work

Japan Ambassador to Marshall Islands Hideyuki Mitsuoka presented a $90,800 check to Majuro Water and Sewer Company General Manager Joseph Batol last week following a memorandum of agreement signing ceremony at the Japanese Embassy in Rairok. The grant will fund the “Project for Improvement of Public Water Supply and Sewer System in Majuro Atoll.” Joint […]

Red Cross in high gear

Red Cross in high gear

The Marshall Islands Red Cross will be the subject of a major review starting this weekend that will determine if the organization is ready for admission to international membership. A team of international and Pacific region Red Cross officials will be in RMI from September 15 to 24 to conduct a Joint Assessment Mission. If […]

MALGov’s new playgrounds

MALGov’s new playgrounds

Majuro Atoll Local Government constructed three playgrounds equipped with swings and slides in Laura, Ajeltake and Woja with plans for erecting similar playgrounds in each district in Majuro. The donation is Mayor Ladie Jack’s gesture of goodwill to the well being of school children all over Majuro. Jack and council members joined students and staff […]

President welcomes German Ambassador to Marshalls

President welcomes German Ambassador to Marshalls

President Hilda Heine accepted diplomatic credentials of newly appointed German Ambassador to RMI, Dr. Gordon Kricke, last week Tuesday at the Cabinet conference room. During the ceremony President Heine conveyed her appreciation for Germany’s support in establishing the new Sustainable Shipping Center at the USP Campus and said she hopes to continue strengthening ties with […]

Marshalls steps up Kwajalein interest

Marshalls steps up Kwajalein interest

GIFF JOHNSON A large number of construction projects in progress and in planning at the US Army Garrison—Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) suggest Marshallese employment opportunities will remain steady. Local business hopes for new business opportunities at the Army base, however, were disappointed when the new base operations contract did not go out to bid as was […]

WAM celebrates new grads

WAM celebrates new grads

Abija Lometo (left) and Anje Banjo proudly displayed a polished RMI Seal plaque with President Hilda Heine last Friday during the Waan Aelon in Majel Apprenticeship Project Award ceremony at Marshall Islands Resort’s beach side. The RMI Seal was one of dozens of woodworking products made by the trainees. Various crafts done by students were […]

Minister Matt: ‘He got things done’

Minister Matt: ‘He got things done’

GIFF JOHNSON Mattlan Zackhras, a four-term member of Nitijela who was a key figure in successful grassroots community development on Namdrik Atoll and who the past two years has been outspoken globally on the need for climate action, died this week in Taipei. Zackhras, 47, who has represented Namdrik Atoll in Nitijela since January 2004, […]

MALGov opens big park

MALGov opens big park

Ronneppan Beach Park is now in gear with a multipurpose basketball and volleyball court, tennis court, walking and running track, playground, picnic area, and a boat ramp. A christening ceremony was held last Friday. Support from ROC/Taiwan, which funded the development, will continue, said Ambassador Daniel Tang. Mayor Ladie Jack and Council Irooj Representative Leikman […]