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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 […]

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 […]

NTC & AMI send 2 for pilot training

NTC & AMI send 2 for pilot training

Air Marshall Islands (AMI) staff Dick “Danny” Hanchor, Jr. and Christopher Jelke left Majuro Sunday to pursue their pilot licenses. The two departed on Nauru Airlines for an 18-month training at the Pacific Flying School Academy in Nadi, Fiji. AMI General Manager Drauna Waqasokolala said that besides the lectures and practical activities on the ground, Danny and […]

CMI students ready to cook

CMI students ready to cook

ISAAC MARTY No more cooking inside the marine science laboratory for College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) Nutrition 114 Class because a new kitchen fully equipped with cookware is now in place. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) provided funding for the new kitchen through its LDS Charities, the church’s humanitarian organization. […]

KBE wants control of spending

KBE wants control of spending

The Kili-Bikini-Ejit (KBE) Local Council wants to end US government oversight of its Resettlement Trust Fund. KBE Mayor Anderson Jibas recently wrote to Isaac Edwards, the senior majority counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, informing him that “the time has come to end the Federal oversight of the Resettlement Trust Fund.” The […]