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Postcard from Arno

Postcard from Arno

HILARY HOSIA Sometimes the pathway to paradise is rugged, windy and wet. Or in this case, a 90-minute boat ride upwind on a boat (“Kirtake”) toward Arno, Arno. Not to worry, the near-nausea inherited during the bumpy trip will evaporate the minute trees and sandy beaches are in sight. Minutes later, soothing sounds of small […]

MALGov bolsters police force

MALGov bolsters police force

Last Friday saw the commissioning of eight new police officers in the Majuro Atoll Local Government’s police division following an official swearing-in ceremony at the Delap police precinct. MALGov Sheriff Rod Kabua deputized the new officers: five will be community police officers while three will work under the sanitation unit. Prior to being commissioned, the […]

Kwajalein leaders make big pitch to US

Kwajalein leaders make big pitch to US

GIFF JOHNSON Leaders from Kwajalein Atoll launched efforts last week to gain funding support for new developments at Kwajalein from the US government by visiting top US military representatives and key administration officials in Washington, DC last week. The Kwajalein team presented the new Kwajalein Atoll Master Plan and an Infrastructure Development and Maintenance Plan […]

New Japan-Marshalls book

New Japan-Marshalls book

KELLY LORENNIJ The first Japanese-Marshallese phrase book is on sale at MJCC in Delap and online on Amazon for only $25. The 248-page-long book was published last Thursday by Yakuji Nipposha, and began making its way around Majuro with co-writers Gaku Hashimoto and Mika Sato who visited the President’s Office Monday to deliver a copy. […]

High praise for Marshall Islands Resort

High praise for Marshall Islands Resort

HILARY HOSIA Their outstanding service and around-the-clock-hospitality skills during the recent visit by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen brought the Marshall Islands Resort team the highest of honor from the Office of the President. A March 28 letter from President Hilda Heine was a clear “pat on the back” to the management and 128 employees of […]

Wellness Center goes mobile

Wellness Center goes mobile

The Wellness Center held a blessing ceremony Monday for its two new vehicles: the Waan Lomor, a product of collaboration among New Zealand Foreign Ministry, Taiwan Health Center, LDS Charities, the RMI Health Ministry, MALGov, REACH-MI, and Canvasback, as well as a brand new pickup truck, donated by MALGov. Health Minister Kalani Kaneko, Majuro Mayor […]

Largest PATA meeting held in Majuro

Largest PATA meeting held in Majuro

HILARY HOSIA A brief welcoming statement from Office of Commerce, Investment and Tourism Director Carlos Domnick kick started the first Tri-Annual Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter meeting at Marshall Islands Resort Tuesday. The weeklong conference has the biggest turnout in PATA history, even bigger than the recent meet in Guam as stated during […]

Betel nut up in smoke

Betel nut up in smoke

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands National Police burned a large stock of betel nut Tuesday confiscated from stores around Majuro following a series of raids of local businesses initiated three weeks ago. Law enforcement authorities said the contraband was collected from businesses stretching from Laura to the end of the island in Rita. The national law […]