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Promoting skills development

Promoting skills development

HILARY HOSIA For the past many years, Marshall Islands High School has operated a practicum course for qualified seniors, where students join the normal nine-to-five workforce whether it’s at Majuro hospital, Robert Reimers Enterprises or Majuro Do It Best. But for instructor Utoane Teniu and her 13 sewing students, one seamstress shop wasn’t enough — […]

US: Pacific ‘critically important’

US: Pacific ‘critically important’

GIFF JOHNSON A top US State Department official told reporters Monday that China needs to meet international standards with its loans and infrastructure developments in the Pacific islands. Speaking to media following a meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organization in Papua New Guinea last weekend, Assistant Secretary of State and Ambassador to […]

Historic air deal signed

Historic air deal signed

A historic moment in the relationship between the Marshall Islands and Papua New Guinea was realized in Japan over the weekend with the signing of an Air Service Agreement between the two governments.  The signing was held at the Spa Resort Hawaiians-Hotel Hawaiians in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. This was the venue of the eighth Pacific […]

MEC plans major developments

MEC plans major developments

The Marshalls Energy Company has initiatives in progress that aim to solve problems at the power plant, with its fuel storage tanks and its power distribution system. In a briefing with the Journal, MEC CEO Jack Chong Gum said these initiatives include: • A loan application to the US Rural Utilities Service for funding to […]

Japan helps RMI water company

Japan helps RMI water company

HILARY HOSIA For more than 20 years, Majuro Water and Sewer Company (MWSC) has been a beneficiary of the people and government of Japan through the Japan Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project. This support ranges from a project to provide a public water supply in 1998 to a handover ceremony of two excavators […]

Jaluit wins debate contest

Jaluit wins debate contest

KELLY LORENNIJ It was an “all outer islands” contest at the 39th Constitution Day high school debate competition last Friday at the International Conference Center — with Jaluit High School’s team knocking off students from Northern Islands High on Wotje to win. Schools participating in the Marshallese language debate included Laura High School, Assumption High […]