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Minister Matt: ‘He got things done’

Minister Matt: ‘He got things done’

GIFF JOHNSON Mattlan Zackhras, a four-term member of Nitijela who was a key figure in successful grassroots community development on Namdrik Atoll and who the past two years has been outspoken globally on the need for climate action, died this week in Taipei. Zackhras, 47, who has represented Namdrik Atoll in Nitijela since January 2004, […]

MALGov opens big park

MALGov opens big park

Ronneppan Beach Park is now in gear with a multipurpose basketball and volleyball court, tennis court, walking and running track, playground, picnic area, and a boat ramp. A christening ceremony was held last Friday. Support from ROC/Taiwan, which funded the development, will continue, said Ambassador Daniel Tang. Mayor Ladie Jack and Council Irooj Representative Leikman […]

RMI swimmers hit Budapest

RMI swimmers hit Budapest

Five swimmers from the Marshalls have been training to swim at two different FINA World Championships this summer, one of which started this past weekend. Colleen Furgeson, Annie Hepler and Phillip Kinono are in Budapest, Hungary to swim at the 17th FINA World Championships that started 23 July. Each swimmer will be competing in two events. All three swimmers […]

Delap sports area gets help

Delap sports area gets help

HILARY HOSIA Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack plans to transform a makeshift basketball/volleyball playground into a standard multi-purpose sport facility in Delap following a visit to an ongoing mini-summer league Tuesday. The playground, like many others scattered across Majuro, is a dusty, dirt playing area with a basketball board made up of discarded plywood nailed to […]

More girl grads in RMI

More girl grads in RMI

Five hundred and sixty students graduated this year from public and private schools in the Marshall Islands. According to graduation data provided by the Public School System and individual private schools, slightly more girls graduated this year than boys. Girls accounted for 289 — 52 percent — of this year’s graduates, while there were 271 […]

Japan provides disaster aid

Japan provides disaster aid

Japan Embassy Charge d’Affaires Hiroshi Watanabe on Friday handed over $2.7 million worth of disaster risk reduction equipment to the RMI government represented by Mattlan Zackhras, Minister in Assistance to the President. “We have the equipment but if we don’t bless and take care of them it’s no use,” said Zackhras at the handover ceremony. […]

MWSC’s rain dance works

MWSC’s rain dance works

Majuro Water and Sewer Company performed a “rain dance” Thursday that proved highly successful. As water supplies have dwindled over the pasts six weeks, dropping from over 29 million gallons at the beginning of May to under 17 million gallons as of last week Thursday, MWSC announced Thursday it was further restricting city water hours. […]

Earlie honored at MIHS graduation

Earlie honored at MIHS graduation

Marshall Islands High School (MIHS) and Ministry of Education’s Public School System honored Earlie Watley for 51 years of service last Friday during the MIHS graduation. PSS Commissioner Evelyn Konou stated during the ceremony that Watley taught over 12,000 students in his career. Watley is going into retirement. A record 207 MIHS seniors graduated at […]

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