RMI students struggle with literacy

RMI students struggle with literacy

HILARY HOSIA The Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) report showed fifth and seventh graders in Marshall Islands had the lowest test results among 13 Pacific countries. The report was presented to principals and head teachers from the public school system recently at the International Conference Center. Students in the Marshall Islands and 12 […]

Hilda pushes RMI action agenda

Hilda pushes RMI action agenda

President Hilda Heine delivered a detailed action agenda at Monday’s Nitijela opening based on her call to improve government service to the public — as well as encouraging service by people to their country. The President’s talk also included delivery for the first time of a legislative agenda, highlighting 10 amendments or new bills that will […]

Suicide rate has gone up

Suicide rate has gone up

Journal 7/30/1976 P1 Nauru shot Key members of the Marshalls Political Status Commission went to Nauru this past week at the invitation of Nauru President Hammer De Roburt to be present on island while the South Pacific Forum conducted a meeting. While it is understood the Marshallese representatives will not be participating officially int he […]

Kijiner reappointed to serve RMI

Kijiner reappointed to serve RMI

The Executive Branch of the Marshall Islands reappointed Tom Kijiner as the Marshallese envoy to Japan Monday at the ICC Cabinet Room. Chief Justice Carl Ingram presided over the swearing-in ceremony witnessed by President Hilda Heine, First Gentleman Tommy Kijiner, Jr., Foreign Minister John Silk, other Cabinet members, and family members. Ambassador Kijiner has been […]

Leaders sign plan of action

Leaders sign plan of action

Marshall Islands Mayors Association President Ota Kisino joined President Hilda Heine and Internal Affairs Minister Amenta Matthew in signing a joint communique from the recently completed Leadership Conference spelling out seven areas for follow up action. The joint communique is the first in the 16 years of this annual event. The key areas identified for […]

PNA a success without ADB

PNA a success without ADB

An Asian Development Bank report on Pacific island economies recognizes the Parties to the Nauru Agreement’s vessel day scheme (VDS) as “an outstanding global example of coastal states taking control of a fishery based on highly migratory stocks” that resulted in a more than tripling of revenue to PNA members from 2010 to 2014. But […]

Bikinian radiation survey

Bikinian radiation survey

Journal 7/23/1976 P1 The Mink coat Strong charges of racial discrimination were leveled at the US Army command at its top-secret Kwajalein Missile Range as Marshall Islanders testified before a US Congressional subcommittee on Ebeye July 14. Congress of Micronesia Representative Ataji Balos told the US House Subcommittee chaired by Rep. Patsy Mink (Hawaii) that […]

New Marshallese grammar book

New Marshallese grammar book

Alfred Capelle, Chair of the Marshall Islands’ Customary Law and Language Commission, recently presented the new book titled Marshallese Reference Grammar to President Hilda Heine at the President’s Office, and also delivered a copy to Education Minister Wilbur Heine and Public School System Commissioner Evelyn Konou. Capelle co-authors the book along with Byron W. Bender, […]

MISAT: Elementary outpaces secondary

MISAT: Elementary outpaces secondary

The Marshall Islands Public School System released the results of its annual Marshall Islands Standard Achievement Test (MISAT) earlier this month in a presentation to local government mayors at the International Conference Center. The test results from this past school year show that the highest average score was produced by eighth graders, with 41 percent […]