WAM’s path to success

WAM’s path to success

About 60 people gathered at the picnic area next to WAM Friday, to witness the happy graduation of 20 trainees. RMI National Training Council head Allison Nashion and WAM Director Alson Kelen made speeches congratulating the graduates. A highlight was the fact that at least six of the trainees move straight into employment, following successful […]

Women’s group celebrates health

Women’s group celebrates health

Child protection, human trafficking, non-communicable diseases, domestic violence, and other health related issues top the Women United Together Marshall Islands’ (WUTMI’s) list for this week’s conference which started Monday at the International Conference Center. This year’s theme: “Tole Mour,” meaning “The Gift of Life and Health.” It is dedicated in honor of late Senator and […]

Majuro’s bridge still in good shape

Majuro’s bridge still in good shape

In response to a request from the Marshall Islands government, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) flew in bridge expert Kashiwamura Tomohiko and Project Coordintaor from JICA headquarters Furuhashi Momoko for a four-day assessment on the Majuro bridge last week. Aside from a minor 0.65-millimeter crack on the abutment under the bridge, the 30.8-meter bridge is […]

Jack’s back in the election

Jack’s back in the election

A month before Marshall Islands citizens elect local and national leaders, a move involving the Supreme Court confirms there is nothing to prevent naturalized citizen Jack Niedenthal standing for election to the Nitijela. The High Court ruled for Niedenthal’s right to stand for Majuro in the November 16 election earlier this year, and the Supreme […]

Lae wins 15th BOMI shootout

Lae wins 15th BOMI shootout

BOMI Ralik Ratak playoffs come down to Lae, Majuro, Kwajalein and one other team pretty much every year. The 15th BOMI Ralik Ratak Shootout that wrapped up Monday night at CMI’s SSG Solomon Sam Sports Center was no different, though there were plenty of interesting games, and close calls on the way to the playoffs. […]

Flags at half mast for Jurelang

Flags at half mast for Jurelang

Flags were lowered to half mast and a month of national mourning was declared on October 10 to honor former Marshall Islands President and Majuro paramount chief Jurelang Zedkaia. Zedkaia, 65, died in Majuro October 7 of an apparent heart attack. He was elected President of the Marshall Islands in 2009, following a vote of […]

Education’s vicious circle

Education’s vicious circle

Journal 10/22/1976 P2 A new business A new business began this past week in the Marshalls: Salvador Harris has opened a two-chair barber shop in Majuro. Staffed with a barber from Laura Village, haircuts will cost $2. The shop is located just north of Momotaro’s store on the south side of the Harris’ take out […]

Vanuatu: 15 politicians guilty

Vanuatu: 15 politicians guilty

We’ve watched Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill hit with an arrest warrant over corruption charges; we’ve seen government officials from PNG to the Marshall Islands go to jail the past several years for bribery, theft and corrupt practices. But what happened in Vanuatu starting Friday has set a new standard for corruption in […]

Less ship visits to collect copra

Less ship visits to collect copra

Journal 10/8/1976 P3 Ponape prepares for new Micro capital A Special Joint Task Force was created in Ponape to study and make recommendations as to where the site of the capital of Micronesia should be located. P6 Betel nut banned in US, Guam The traffic of betel nuts in the US is prohibited, according to […]