Ting Hong going going

Ting Hong going going

Journal 4/10/1987 P17 Chamber debate sparkedLast week’s announcement of a new gross revenue tax law sparked debate during Monday’s Chamber of Commerce meeting, with the Chamber agreeing that it will look into the possibility of filing a constitutional challenge to the legislation. Several businesses expressed concern that the law had been passed by Nitijela without […]

CMI celebrates 31st birthday

CMI celebrates 31st birthday

WILMER JOEL Interim President Dr. Elizabeth Switaj announced that 17 percent of students who enrolled in fall 2020 finished their associated degrees last summer during the 31st anniversary opening of CMI on Tuesday. “This means that we have achieved our institution set standards of 15 percent for the second time in college history,” she said. […]

Expanding social safety nets

Expanding social safety nets

GIFF JOHNSON President Hilda Heine remains focused on social protection programs for the Marshall Islands population. Continuing the theme that guided her first term in office, the President and her new government is focused on a series of initiatives to fill gaps that currently leave segments of the population in difficult circumstances. “We are getting […]

Majuro reels from El Niño

Majuro reels from El Niño

The Guam-based US National Weather Service issued its weekly update on El Niño conditions throughout the US-affiliated Pacific Islands. Under “Extreme Drought” heading, the US weather update stated: “Extreme Drought persists across islands of Yap State and the northern Marshall Islands. Below normal rainfall is expected for at least the next few weeks, likely a […]

Taiwan funds RMI Games outfits

Taiwan funds RMI Games outfits

HILARY HOSIA It’s official: uniforms for RMI participants in the Micronesian Games are being sponsored by the Taiwan Embassy and the Taiwanese Association. A check in the amount of $57,625 was received by Minister of Natural Resources and Commerce and President of the Marshall Islands National Olympic Committee Tony Muller from Taiwan Ambassador Steve Hsia […]

Tuna plant on the move

Tuna plant on the move

Journal 4/3/1987 P1 Swept out of officeHalf of the Kiribati parliament t was sweet out of office in elections two weeks ago, while Ieremia Tabai won reelection easily. President elections will be in May. When parliament convenes, it will see 19 new faces in its 39-seat chamber. P1 Prison shape upThe Majuro jail is a […]

Canoes grab students’ focus

Canoes grab students’ focus

A visit to Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) last week allowed a College of the Marshall Islands Marshallese class to immerse themselves in the traditional knowledge of navigation and canoe building. The trip was led by college instructor Risi Matthew. Director of WAM Alson Kelen and expert canoe builder Binton Daniel […]

Taxis hike hits hard

Taxis hike hits hard

HILARY HOSIA The cost of taxi fares in Majuro went up this week following unanimous decision made by the Marshall Islands Taxi Drivers Association over the weekend. False promises by current Majuro politicians is the root of the sudden increase, according to MATDA President Anej Ishiguro. During the campaign season, taxi drivers were summoned to […]

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