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 […]

JICA teaches about fish

JICA teaches about fish

Mone (Bluespine unicornfish), Mera (Parrotfish), Jera (Sabre squirrelfish), and other local fishes were jotted down in notebooks of Ajeltake Elementary School (AES) sixth graders as they learned about the benefits of the local resource. They visited the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority’s Fish Market in Uliga late last month. The event was an activity put […]

Introducing the new Dallan

Introducing the new Dallan

Marshallese teenager Dallan Jennet was the toast of a party in New York City this past week. By all accounts the celebration closed one chapter marked by struggle and disability in this young man’s life, and opened another that has Dallan primed to reengage in a life that he had all but abandoned. Dallan spent […]

Fixing Ebeye’s water system

Fixing Ebeye’s water system

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $5 million grant and will administer another $4 million grant from the government of Australia to increase access to safe water and improve sanitation in Ebeye. “Ebeye has a high incidence of water-borne diseases stemming from an inefficient water supply system that is only able to service […]

Lack of child protection program

Lack of child protection program

The lack of a child protection program in the Marshall Islands together with other factors put children at significant risk in RMI, according to a report, Ajiri in Ibunini, Child Protection Baseline Report, RMI. The report was produced by UNICEF and the RMI government with Australian government funding, and was released a couple of years […]