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 […]

Ebeye SDA gets Japan help

Ebeye SDA gets Japan help

Japan Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Hideyuki Mitsuoka attended the handover ceremony for the renovated Ebeye Seventh Day Adventist School in Kwajalein Atoll last Friday. The ceremony was also attended by Lerooj Anta Kabua James, KALGov City Manager Scott Paul, Kwajalein Public School System Assistant Commissioner Jelton Anjain, Ebeye SDA Chaplain Pastor Alex Riano, Acting […]

WAM opens doors

WAM opens doors

GIFF JOHNSON A graduation later this month will recognize a group of young people who had few opportunities in their lives earlier this year but now have multiple doors open for their future. Last month, Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) graduated a group of over 20 Marshallese following a six-month training on woodworking. On September […]

LA band tours Majuro

LA band tours Majuro

“We’re just going to check out the water,” members of visiting ACIDIC Band said during an early breakfast at the Marshall Islands Resort Tuesday morning. Next thing you know, they’re swimming in the water — minutes before their first gig with Seventh Day Adventist and Majuro Cooperative School students. In short, if excitement and energy […]

Blowing up Enewetak reef

Blowing up Enewetak reef

Journal 9/10/1973 P1 Hiatus achieved at Roi Namur Negotiations between the US Army and the people of Roi Namur are at a hiatus — the apparent result of an unannounced departure by one of the Army’s chief negotiators, Ron Markon, Land Acquisition lawyer for the Department of the Navy. At the meetings last month, the […]

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 […]

USP opens weaving house

USP opens weaving house

REBECCA LATHROP The University of the South Pacific campus at Long Island continues to evolve into a showcase university facility. The newest addition is a weaving house, designed with encouragement, guidance and technical advice from Irooj Michael Kabua and constructed by workers from Namu. Kabua cut the ribbon Monday morning, officially opening the weaving house […]

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 […]

May’s work cuts $ issues

May’s work cuts $ issues

Auditors listed 12 problem areas in the fiscal year 2016 audit of the Marshall Islands government, a report submitted to Nitijela last month by RMI Auditor General Junior Patrick. The audit of the national government and all its agencies — except two, MIVA and RMI EPA, which were not ready — shows that the Ministry […]

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