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Majuro Day a blast

Majuro Day a blast

HILARY HOSIA The number three is a favorable number this week, especially in relation to Majuro Day festivities. “Majuro was liberated three days after Kwajalein,” Majuro Atoll Local Government Mayor Ladie Jack said when he welcomed visiting basketball team MidCorridor to his Woja residence Monday night — three hours after the team landed in Majuro. […]

Tobolar ‘Tanks’ to Taiwan

Tobolar ‘Tanks’ to Taiwan

ROC (Taiwan) Ambassador Daniel DW Tang joined RMI VIPs for the handover of the Tobolar’s new coconut oil tanker truck at the Woja refinery plant last week. The new coconut oil tanker truck is a contribution to Tobolar Copra Processing Authority funded by the ROC government. It will be used to deliver crude coconut oil […]

RMI focusing on trafficking

RMI focusing on trafficking

Acting President Mattlan Zackhras congratulated 26 participants from police and law enforcement agencies who completed a week-long human trafficking training January 20. The training aimed to strengthen capacity in identifying and assisting victims of human trafficking and prosecuting perpetrators. In remarks to the closing ceremony, Zackhras emphasized the commitment of the RMI government to fight […]

Japan cruise ship visits

Japan cruise ship visits

The cruise vessel Pacific Venus called into Majuro last week, much to the delight of locals and the tourism sector. They were serenaded at RRE’s Shoreline area with Marshallese music and hospitality, as many local businesses and tourism-related businesses set up booths with products for sale. MIHS students sang for passengers and MIVA’s General Manager […]

New Uliga Dock facility opened

New Uliga Dock facility opened

A christening ceremony for a new passenger terminal at Uliga Dock took place last Friday. Transportation and Telecommunication Minister Mike Halferty said the building finally serves its purpose because in 1992, when it was first constructed, there was only a roof, whereas the new site now has walls and seating areas. The event also marked […]

MISSA changes to be delayed

MISSA changes to be delayed

Legislation to delay implementation of the new MISSA law was introduced on the first day of the Nitijela session last week. Bill 54 was introduced by Health Minister Kalani Kaneko and supported by Finance Minister Brenson Wase, and Senators David Paul (Kwajalein), Dennis Momotaro (Mejit), and Bruce Bilimon (Maloelap). The bill is brief and to […]

You are what you eat

You are what you eat

ISAAC MARTY The next five to fifty years of our lives depend on nutrition. And nutrition is more than just the food we eat. It includes physical exercise on a daily basis. The Marshall Islands is facing the difficult challenge of high rates of diabetes. Diabetes is the number one Marshallese killer. Solution? Healthy lifestyle. […]

Don’t ever whistle

Don’t ever whistle

HILARY HOSIA Since 2013, “Don’t ever whisper” became a popular phrase often used by students in schools. This year, we have “don’t ever whistle” because fewer people are practicing Christmas jebtas (dance groups) like they used to in previous years. Two years ago, the Journal began covering Christmas dance practices as early as mid-November. Last […]

Majuro’s Christmas parade

Majuro’s Christmas parade

Majuro residents hit the streets in huge numbers to watch the Marshall Islands Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Saturday morning. Santa Claus (a.k.a. Alson Kelen) was busy sharing Christmas cheer along with the many parade volunteers who assisted. Dozens of floats took part in the two parades — one from Rita to the airport, the […]

Students: We like it!

Students: We like it!

One plus one equals two. That’s simple mathematics. But what College of Marshall Islands did last week (given the awesome college it is) was merging three 40-foot containers together to create a new student lounge and fitness center. The new space is now the home for the Student Body Association, which made SBA President Luston […]

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