Kelly Lorennij

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.

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 […]

Navigators creating, sharing art

Navigators creating, sharing art

KELLY LORENNIJ “Ettonaak,” CMI’s literary magazine, started off the new semester with a reading for its second issue, which comprised 11 poems and one short story. In addition to an open mic section, the reading featured writers who contributed to the first and second issues. The magazine, a product of the Liberal Arts Department at […]

Laura farms sprouting

Laura farms sprouting

KELLY LORENNIJ People call Laura “the jungle place,” when in fact “the country side” would be more accurate as the number of farms, some full-decked with crops and animals, have been steadily increasing in the past few years. Starting from the first district, Jeirok, there are already more than a couple of home-sized farms. Junior […]

Enjoying cultural learning

Enjoying cultural learning

“We should chase each other to learn and teach that which is ours and rooted in our culture,” Wilbert Alik, Marshallese Studies Chairman told his students during their culture course show-and-tell final presentation recently. They showcased a variety of Marshallese dishes including lokeed (shellfish), bwiro (fermented breadfruit), and amulikwekwe (Namdrik banana recipe). It was a […]

Kids, adults enjoy day

Kids, adults enjoy day

Disabilities Week opened with an event at the Staff Sergeant Solomon Sam Sports Center Monday morning. Floats preceded the event with the Majuro Deaf Education Center (MDEC) winning the $500 grand prize sponsored by parents. President Hilda Heine accompanied Minister of Culture and Internal Affairs, Amenta Matthew, who delivered the event’s keynote address. Talina Peter, […]

Majuro clam farm’s steady exports

Majuro clam farm’s steady exports

KELLY LORENNIJ The Marshall Islands Mariculture Facilities (MIMF), stationed in Rairok just behind Long Island Elementary School, is home to a colorful array of electric green, purple, blue, and turquoise-patterned clams that range in size from three feet to smaller than an average adult’s finger. Robert Reimers Enterprises first owned the facilities starting in the […]

WUTMI told of health crisis

WUTMI told of health crisis

KELLY LORENNIJ “Early childhood education and development” presentations filled the early morning of WUTMI’s 18th annual conference Wednesday. Facilitated by Chief Secretary Ben Graham, the day’s program began with presentation of results of the Integrated Child Health Survey by Health Secretary Julia Alfred. The survey, which was conducted on Majuro, Ebeye, and outer islands from […]