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Jambo Arts a big hit!

Jambo Arts a big hit!

KIRAN DATWANI The Journal’s intern explored the 13th Jambo Arts Exhibition inside the Lomalo Room (MIR) Saturday: Jambo Arts has been a part of the Marshallese community as well as other nationalities for quite some time. It started back in 2010 at the RRE huts, but over the years it has changed its location from […]

Three graduate from UWC

Three graduate from UWC

Three Marshallese have graduated from United World Colleges (UWC) over the past week, making a record for the number of Marshallese graduating from the international school program in one year. — Vicky Jamore graduated Saturday from UWC’s College of the Atlantic in Wales, Britain. Her mother Juren Jatios was there for the graduation. Vicky’s father is […]

Weto in Mour helps women

Weto in Mour helps women

Attempting to keep harmony within Marshallese communities is paramount, so the norm is for members of the group to not speak out about domestic violence against themselves or other women because it would break ‘the harmony’. For the folk at Weto in Mour, this is a huge contradiction, because how can harmony, a word that […]

Ine celebrates Japanese gift

Ine celebrates Japanese gift

Japan Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Hideyuki Mitsuoka attended the handover ceremony for renovated classrooms and water cistern at Ine Elementary School in Arno Atoll last month. The ceremony was also attended by Minister of Education Wilbur Heine, Minister of Transportation and Communications Mike Halferty, Vice Speaker Jejwarik Anton, Irooj Katwel Jormalu, Mayor Bernard Chong […]

No staff at MIHS prom

No staff at MIHS prom

HILARY HOSIA Hundreds of teenagers attending Saturday’s Marshall Islands High School prom were without official chaperones as they partied into the night. Many parents said the complete lack of MIHS staff made the event “illegal” and “not safe.” The Public School System’s Assistant Commissioner Kanchi Hosia said, “it is my understanding that at least some […]

Ben and Vivian are di-vine!

Ben and Vivian are di-vine!

The world premiere of “Marshallese Be Like” will be held at this Saturday’s Jambo Arts festival in the Lomalo Room at the MIR. The film will show at 8 PM and stars Ben Wakefield, who played Batmon in the latest from Microwave Films, Batmon vs Majuro, and Vivian Niedenthal, who helped direct and also acted […]

Con-Con funding a big worry

Con-Con funding a big worry

HILARY HOSIA Nitijela reconvened for an unusual May meeting Wednesday this week, with plans to continue meeting through Friday to address legislation related to the in-progress Constitutional Convention. Wednesday morning, during off-air comments, senators engaged in debate over spending by and funding needs of the Con-Con, with some senators saying Con-Con should not proceed with […]

Majuro, Ebeye projects move

Majuro, Ebeye projects move

New Compact-funded construction projects continue to roll out in Majuro and Ebeye. The Ministry of Public Works Project Management Unit recently awarded two new projects: • Ebeye Public Elementary School phase one, awarded to Anil Development. This includes 16 classrooms and relocation of three families/households. • North Delap Elementary phase two (former Head Start facility), […]

Money does grow on trees!

Money does grow on trees!

Willy Kostka and Betty Sigrah of the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT), and Ricky Carl of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Micronesia Program, met with the 10 heirs of Alik Kufus to hand over $21,000 ($2,100 per family) to the owners of the Yela Ka Forest Reserve in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia. This is an event […]

Regional tuna training held

Regional tuna training held

The first regional training for small-scale tuna canning entrepreneurs in the Pacific started Monday in Majuro. The training aims to certify prospective canners so that commercial tuna canning operations can be successfully launched in several island member nations of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA). PNA CEO Ludwig Kumoru told participants from RMI, Papua […]