President Heine to be USP chancellor

President Heine to be USP chancellor

Prior to her installment this week as the 26th Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific (USP), President Hilda Heine and First Gentleman Tommy Kijiner, Jr. visited the USP Campus in Suva where she met USP Vice Chancellor and President Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the USP Council Winston Thompson, members of […]

Land Grant’s vast land, sea lineup

Land Grant’s vast land, sea lineup

KELLY LORENNIJ Most are not aware that the Land Grant program has been around in the RMI since 1982 and is one of three Cooperative Research and Extension programs in the Freely Associated States — Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and the Marshall Islands — funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture under […]

WAM shines at open house

WAM shines at open house

KELLY LORENNIJ The Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) vocational and life skills program is set to graduate a batch of trainees next month. During their open house last Thursday, WAM showcased the handcrafted work of past and present trainees in full display including coconut graters, tables, pounders and riwut-style canoes. WAM Director Alson Kelen was […]

Dengue outbreak mounts in Majuro

Dengue outbreak mounts in Majuro

The dengue outbreak took hold of Majuro last week, with the number of suspected and confirmed cases more than doubling in seven days’ time, according to the Ministry of Health and Human Services situation report of September 8. A total of 57 cases were reported in Majuro through September 1. By September 8, the latest […]

Nuclear legacy gets US focus

Nuclear legacy gets US focus

KELLY LORENNIJ Among the important topics discussed by Pacific Island Forum leaders in Tuvalu last month was the issue of nuclear contamination in the region, a long-standing concern stated in previous Forum meetings and official communique statements, as well as health and security issues related to World War II wrecks and unexploded ordnance. This year […]

Fishing fever hits Majuro

Fishing fever hits Majuro

A big turnout of anglers is anticipated for this weekend’s 27th Budweiser All-Micronesia Fishing Tournament. A total of 26 teams confirmed their participation in the two-day earlier this week. “Teams from as far as Japan in the North to Australia in the South” are expected, said Marshalls Billfish Club President Larry Hernandez, Jr. Team Tahiti […]

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