Who’s selling passports

Who’s selling passports

Journal 10/4/1985 P1 UCC rift sees new Congregational Church Saying that they are dissatisfied with the United Church of Christ’s leadership int he Marshall Islands, a group of Marshallese have established the Marshall Islands Congregational Church in Majuro. The split in the Protestant Church apparently comes as a result of disagreement over church policies. One […]

Meram welcomed in Majuro, Ebeye

Meram welcomed in Majuro, Ebeye

WILMER JOEL and HILARY HOSIA A new chapter is unfolding for Marshalls Energy Company (MEC) with the arrival of its fuel tanker Meram. The word “meram” means light in Marshallese. This fuel tanker alone can store 160,000 gallons of fuel and is capable of delivering to multiple islands. MEC hosted a christening ceremony for this […]

Beran back in action

Beran back in action

KAREN EARNSHAW Marshallese citizen Martin Daly is happy to tell the world that Ailinglapalp’s Beran Island resort will be back in action on November 1 with his Indies Trader website announcing that the Marshall Islands’ “border gate is now well and truly swung open.”CEO of the company, Shane Peel, said in an email Monday that […]

Public schools slow to start

Public schools slow to start

Despite Health authorities giving schools the “all-clear” to resume classes September 18, the Public School System had not as of Wednesday this week confirmed a date for its schools to open their doors for the current school year. Marshall Islands High School issued a notice this week that it will begin a phased return to […]

Reagan slams new compact

Reagan slams new compact

Journal 9/27/1985 P1 Reagan slams new Compact for giving Marshalls too much There will be no Compact of Free Association by the much publicized October 1 deadline. It has been put on hold by the Reagan administration, which now strongly objects to the planned House-Senate amendments, which give the Micronesians too much. It is the […]

Aussies promote air service

Aussies promote air service

The Australian government has been hustling to provide charter flights into Majuro (and other island nations) via Solomon Airlines. This flight arrived late last week, the second flight into Majuro since borders reopened September 8. The flight connected Majuro to Tarawa and Brisbane. Under Australia’s Pacific Flights Program, this Solomon Airlines flight flew over 50 […]

Private schools back in action

Private schools back in action

Rita Elementary School has the distinction of being the first Public School System school in Majuro to return to in-person classes — but Monday’s return to school turned out to be a short-lived effort, as apparently PSS HQ directed RES to resume the “learning packet” pickup and drop off method in use by the rest […]

Islands help each other

Islands help each other

WILMER JOEL The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) donated pallets of Covid-19 test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) last week to support neighboring islands.“Community members throughout the Pacific really helped us during this time,” said Secretary of Health Jack Niedenthal. Niedenthal also mentioned that the Marshall Islands is active, too, in helping […]

Japan hands over 3 buses

Japan hands over 3 buses

Japan Ambassador Kazunari Tanaka attended the handover ceremony of new school buses for Ajeltake Elementary School, Laura High School and Majuro Cooperative School earlier this month. $83,968 was provided to fund the bus for each school through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP). The public school ceremony was attended by Education Minister […]

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