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Music Man lights up audiences

Music Man lights up audiences

PAMELA PERKINS As always, the Youth Bridge Global/RMI Ministry of Education/Marshall Islands High School musical production is an amazing experience. Students of elementary through college age have been working diligently since early 2019 to entertain us at the level we have come to expect: success again! Music Man is wonderful! The opening scene with the […]

EPA responds to Ebeye water problems

EPA responds to Ebeye water problems

An outbreak of diarrhea on Ebeye could be linked to the high percentage of private and public water catchments that are contaminated with E.coli (human or animal waste) or other forms of contaminants. In response to requests for assistance from authorities on Ebeye, RMI EPA laboratory technician Paul Paul went to Ebeye to conduct numerous […]

First Laura public library

First Laura public library

KELLY LORENNIJ Laura residents came together late last month last week to bless the opening of the very first public library built by the non-profit organization Growmate Education with donations from 237 families and friends in Japan. Growmate Chief Junko Shindo, a former JICA volunteer who currently teaches at Laura High School, also assisted in […]

Music Man lights up Majuro

Music Man lights up Majuro

KELLY LORENNIJ Seasoned theatergoers counted down the last few seconds to lights out during Tuesday night’s show at the International Conference Center where family, friends and fans of The Music Man occupied more than half the room. The musical, deemed a “masterpiece” in theatre, is a romantic comedy with book, music and lyrics by Meredith […]

65th Bravo anniversary marked in Majuro

65th Bravo anniversary marked in Majuro

KELLY LORENNIJ The annual Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day brought the community together to commemorate the Marshallese nuclear weapons test legacy with a solidarity march led by RMI President Hilda Heine and US Ambassador Karen Stewart, followed by speeches, posters, essays and music. Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack recognized the work put in by students and national […]

Robbery next to police station

Robbery next to police station

HILARY HOSIA A computer store next to a police station in Majuro was broken into last Sunday morning. It was reported that thieves stole over $10,000 worth of merchandise. What is remarkable about this fiasco is the fact that the robbery took place in plain sight: The window robbers broke into is facing a main […]

Nitijela likes MIDB taxi scheme

Nitijela likes MIDB taxi scheme

HILARY HOSIA The Nitijela audit panel conducting public hearings for government and state owned enterprises this week is following a new method: they are looking beyond the numbers and zeroing in on how to improve services. The Public Accounts Committee is chaired by Maloelap Senator Bruce Bilimon, a longtime employee at the Ministry of Finance […]