GIFF JOHNSON A local man who transformed the nature of Marshallese political debate has died in Honolulu at the age of 56. Arthur Kaylor Laukon became the key manager of the Marshall Islands Facebook page Kewan Jela, which was founded in September 2013 to stimulate debate on a variety of Marshall Islands issues. The site […]
The stage for the Music Man at Marshall Islands High School has seen a whirlwind of dance rehearsals in full throttle mode prior to the departure of visiting choreographer Nina Roy earlier this week. And in the midst of ongoing dance practices, several lead cast members rotate with music teacher Jerre Bennet in an adjacent […]
Forum Fisheries Agency Director General Dr. Manu Tupou-Roosen hailed a series of fisheries milestones for the region accomplished Friday afternoon February 8 in the Marshall Islands. She joined Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine and over a hundred government and business leaders at the grand opening of the new $3 million headquarters building for the Marshall […]
KELLY LORENNIJ The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program saw more than 50 ear, nose, and throat (ENT) evaluations and completed over 20 surgeries at Majuro hospital this week. The team started a five-day screening last Saturday following their visit to Ebeye, which was very productive, says EHDI principal investigator Ray Miner. The EHDI […]
The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority’s new high-tech headquarters will be officially opened this Friday. MIMRA Director Glen Joseph said he is expecting a number of VIPs from industry and regional fisheries organizations to attend the celebration of the new three-story facility in Majuro. The entrance staircase features a large mural of a coral reef […]
Following the recent retirement of long-time District Court Presiding Judge Milton Zackios, other judges have been elevated in the District Court system. Last Thursday, Judge Ablos Paul took the oath of office to become the Presiding Judge of the District Court. Next, Caios Lucky, a long-time substitute judge, took the oath to become a full […]
KELLY LORENNIJ Rita Elementary School continues its streak of progress with a new library and lunch ettonaak (covered lanai) donated by the US and built by US Navy Seabees with the help of Marshallese volunteers. Construction finished last week Thursday and a blessing ceremony brought together a thankful parent-teacher association, excited students and proud volunteers.
Expansion of the vessel day scheme (VDS) to cover longline fleets, development of new business plans to guide work of the Parties to the Nauru Office (PNAO), and stepped up management of fish aggregating devices are among key areas of work the PNAO and the Parties will focus on in 2019.
HILARY HOSIA and KELLY LORENNIJ High tides flooded homes and roads in Rairok, a power outage covered Majuro in darkness, and a small community boat crashed in Delap — all on Wednesday evening. Public Works was quick to clear rock and sand-ridden roads and the outage only lasted an hour or so. The vessel incident, […]