A rocking’ ROC VIP visit

A rocking’ ROC VIP visit

HILARY HOSIA and ISAAC MARTY Not every day you see Foreign Minister John Silk “rock the night away” with microphone in hand performing for a large crowd — such was the scene last Thursday during the Presidential dinner at the Marshall Islands Resort’s pool area in honor of Republic of China, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Dr. […]

WAM develop youth skills

WAM develop youth skills

Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) is bubbling with activities with two training programs for young people ongoing at one time. In years past, WAM sponsored one six-month life skills and vocational training program centered around canoe building and carpentry. This year, opportunity arose to run a skills training in woodworking related […]

1992 Jaluit honor roll

1992 Jaluit honor roll

Journal 4/11/1975 P1 Blue Shirts beginning delivery Trans Atoll Service Corporation (TASC) is in the process of delivering on one of its stated goals — lower prices for Marshall Islands consumers through cooperative buying. The first part of an order totaling in the neighborhood of $250,000 has arrived in the district center and individual TASC […]

PNA: Unity, adding value to fishery

PNA: Unity, adding value to fishery

Adding value and maintaining cooperation that has led to great benefits from commercial tuna fishing for the Parties to the Nauru Agreement was the theme of Monday’s opening session. The five-day PNA annual officials meeting kicked off Monday at Marshall Islands Resort with Kiribati’s Principal Fisheries Officer Aketa Taanga handing over chairmanship of the PNA […]

RMI passport seller charged

RMI passport seller charged

Journal 4/4/1975 P1 Tokwa seated as Neylon gives her blessing A major crisis has apparently subsided within the Marshall Islands District Legislature with the seating last week of Tokwa Tomeing. The controversy began with a complaint by Leroij Neylon Loeak that Tokwa did not have the right to the seat since she was the principal […]

Marshallese sing at Spurs-Thunder basketball game

Marshallese sing at Spurs-Thunder basketball game

The most popular sport in the Marshall Islands (and among Marshallese everywhere) is basketball. Despite this popularity, usually the closest Marshallese get to an NBA game is watching on TV or sitting in row 97 in a 20,000+ seat arena. So how about stepping onto the court before a Western Conference showdown between the San […]

RMI hits ‘home run’

RMI hits ‘home run’

Hundreds of people from all walks of life — national and local elected leaders, teachers, students, non-government groups and off-island visitors — attended this week’s three-day, first-ever National Oceans Symposium that put big picture issues about fisheries, ocean conservation, sustainability and climate on the table for talk and action. MIMRA Director Glen Joseph said the […]

Passport production way up

Passport production way up

Thousands of Marshallese living in the US may be reacting to President Donald Trump’s executive actions relating to immigration by ordering updated passports from the RMI Attorney General’s office. The number of passports produced from January to March more than tripled compared to the same three-month period last year, with many of these passports being […]