Ladie Jack

A $100,000 handshake

A $100,000 handshake

HILARY HOSIA Majuro Atoll Local Government is slated to receive a continuing stream of funding from anchorage fees collected by Marshall Islands Ports Authority starting with $100,000 this year and an average of $40,000 to $50,000 annually in upcoming years. The $100,000 “handshake” by Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack and Ports Authority Board Chair Robert Pinho […]

Majuro reconnects with Japan ‘sister’

Majuro reconnects with Japan ‘sister’

Majuro and Kawai Town in Japan are reactivating their sister city ties after a 10-year gap. This was the outcome of a friendly meeting between visiting Japan Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii and Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack Friday. Jack expressed his appreciation to Japan for its funding assistance through the Grassroots Grant program […]

Mass TB screening launched

Mass TB screening launched

KELLY LORENNIJ Over 7,000 people in Majuro are at high risk of getting sick with tuberculosis (TB) in the future — that is one in every four people living in the capital atoll. This alarming statistic, provided with much evidence from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), weighed heavily […]

RMI Red Cross praised

RMI Red Cross praised

KELLY LORENNIJ International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Secretary General Elhadj As Sy spent several days in Majuro earlier this month, visiting with top-level RMI government leaders and people in communities around Majuro Atoll. The IFRC Secretary General met with Acting President Amenta Matthew and Cabinet members the day following his arrival. Discussions […]

ROC keeps us on the ball

ROC keeps us on the ball

HILARY HOSIA When it comes to Majuro leadership — Ministers Brenson Wase, Kalani Kaneko, and Tony Muller, Senators Sherwood Tibon and David Kramer, and Mayor Ladie Jack — student development is a priority as evidenced in last week’s christening of Delap Elementary School’s multi-purpose basketball court. The presence of all five Majuro senators with the […]

Big turnout for Xavier test

Big turnout for Xavier test

Over a hundred students from public and private schools sat the Xavier High School Entrance exam last Saturday at Assumption School. For the first time in history, the Public School System partnered with Assumption and Marshall Islands Friends of Xavier (MiFox) to support the test. Because the test is four hours long, two hours on […]

MCHS boys no longer homeless

MCHS boys no longer homeless

HILARY HOSIA For a school that breeds religious leaders and has its curriculum centered in faith, the opening of the new boys’ dormitory last week at Rongrong lifted Marshalls Christian High School’s religious morale sky high. Funding of $115,361 from Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) was used to transform a once […]

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