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Mayor Ota aims for solutions

Mayor Ota aims for solutions

HILARY HOSIA A majority of mayors attending the 17th Executive Leadership Workshop at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room Tuesday demanded improved customer service from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications panel, which included bosses from Air Marshall Islands, Directorate of Civil Aviation, Shipping Corporation and Ports Authority. But Wotje Mayor Ota Kisino took the […]

Marshallese sing at Spurs-Thunder basketball game

Marshallese sing at Spurs-Thunder basketball game

The most popular sport in the Marshall Islands (and among Marshallese everywhere) is basketball. Despite this popularity, usually the closest Marshallese get to an NBA game is watching on TV or sitting in row 97 in a 20,000+ seat arena. So how about stepping onto the court before a Western Conference showdown between the San […]

Jack’s first Red Cross board meeting

Jack’s first Red Cross board meeting

The Marshall Islands Red Cross Society held its first board meeting with new Secretary General Jack Niedenthal at the helm Tuesday. Pictured back row are board members Daniel Kramer, Harry Herming, Simpson Lalej, Frederick Nysta, chair Dr. Alex Pinano, Witten Philippo, and Russell Langrine. In the front row are administration officer Telbi Jason, Secretary General […]

Marshallese-English Dictionary app now available

Marshallese-English Dictionary app now available

Two Japan volunteers have created an “app” that puts the Marshallese-English dictionary literally at the fingertips of anyone who has a computer, tablet or smart phone. Japan International Cooperation Volunteers Tadashi Takaya, who is departing CMI later this month after two years in the IT department, and Taro Ogura, who recently returned to Japan after […]

Life-saving equipment

Life-saving equipment

The Ministry of Health held a soft christening ceremony for the new Gastroscopy (Endoscopy) machine last Friday at the Majuro hospital. The machine, which cost $270,824, comes with a fiber optic tube with a built-in camera system that would enable surgeons to view, identify and work internally on a patient’s body. “We are grateful and […]

Rongrong sports court

Rongrong sports court

The Rongrong Island community celebrated the latest Majuro Atoll Local Government sports court development last Friday. A VIP lineup joined the ceremony for the new court at Marshalls Christian High School. Everyone was treated to lively dancing and singing by MCHS students, including this student-led rendition of the national anthem (pictured). Following the official ceremony, […]

Mayor Jack helps Xavier test takers

Mayor Jack helps Xavier test takers

Thanks to Majuro Atoll Local Government Mayor Ladie Jack, students taking the Xavier High School entrance exam last Saturday at Assumption School went home on a full stomach. Close to 50 students from various schools in Majuro, including a Marshall Islands High School student hoping to transfer, showed up for the annual test for students […]

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. […]

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