Jack Niedenthal

RMI Red Cross praised

RMI Red Cross praised

KELLY LORENNIJ International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Secretary General Elhadj As Sy spent several days in Majuro earlier this month, visiting with top-level RMI government leaders and people in communities around Majuro Atoll. The IFRC Secretary General met with Acting President Amenta Matthew and Cabinet members the day following his arrival. Discussions […]

Grease is rocking Majuro

Grease is rocking Majuro

PAMELA PERKINS Grease opened on stage at the ICC Monday evening to a near capacity crowd with the 1958 Rydell High School yearbook reminding us that the story represents a high school of 60 years past. Photos of the period heart throbs include Ricky Nelson, Sal Mineo, Rock Hudson, Pat Boone, Doris Day, and Sandra […]

Ramping up first aid program

Ramping up first aid program

The Marshall Islands Red Cross Society and the Ministry of Health and Human Services signed an agreement last week to strengthen and expand teaching of first aid in the RMI. Red Cross recently completed a training of trainers course, the first in the Pacific islands, and now has a team of certified instructors to deliver […]

Be Like, We Like!

Be Like, We Like!

HILARY HOSIA Why Jack Niedenthal is the “Jack of all trades”: He ran for Nitijela without a Jowi, brought the fabled Noniep to life, transformed into Bingonella, summoned Batmon, walks off with large objects without noticing like large bathroom keys, and lately, created the first film festival in the islands — Marshallese Be Like Film […]

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 […]

Innovation was Neal’s calling card

Innovation was Neal’s calling card

GIFF JOHNSON Neal Skinner, who developed EZ Price Mart into one of Majuro’s most successful businesses after starting out selling goods on outdoor tables, died this past weekend in the United States after an extended battle with cancer. He was 68. Neal sailed into Majuro in 1979 on his yacht Snowdrop, working first with Kirt […]

Red Cross on a roll

Red Cross on a roll

ISAAC MARTY Over 100 people turned out for the Marshall Islands Red Cross Society’s first annual General Assembly at Marshall Islands Resort at the end of June. The well-attended event voted in the organization’s first Governing Board, with Dr. Alex Pinano as President for a four-year term. Pinano has been interim president for a number […]

Ben and Vivian are di-vine!

Ben and Vivian are di-vine!

The world premiere of “Marshallese Be Like” will be held at this Saturday’s Jambo Arts festival in the Lomalo Room at the MIR. The film will show at 8 PM and stars Ben Wakefield, who played Batmon in the latest from Microwave Films, Batmon vs Majuro, and Vivian Niedenthal, who helped direct and also acted […]