Population reaches zero

Population reaches zero

Journal 1/8/1973 P4 Does Majuro need a full-time mayor? The Majuro Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution during its regular meeting December 29 asking the District Administrator to create a full-time position of magistrate for the Darrit-Uliga-Delap Municipality. The present position of magistrate is held by Birash Joash, a middle-aged soft-spoken Marshallese who works full-time […]

A blast for New Year

A blast for New Year

WILMER JOEL Majuro New Year’s Block Party continues to be a hit spectacle that lives up to its reputation every new year in the Marshall Islands. This year’s Block Party Committee collaborated with the Office of Commerce, Investment and Tourism (OCIT) once more to organize this yearly jamboree to the fullest potential, an event sponsored […]

Arno boat calamity averted

Arno boat calamity averted

GIFF JOHNSON As darkness descended on the Marshall Islands last Friday, the Majuro block party kicked into gear, people arriving, bands playing, food being bought and eaten. As the New Year’s Eve party got going, in the northwest corner of Arno Atoll, a 22-foot motorboat was making its way into a pass in the coral […]

Bravo survivor Nerje dies at 74

Bravo survivor Nerje dies at 74

EVE BURNS Nerje Joseph, 74, who died recently at Majuro hospital, was one of a dwindling number of Rongelap Islanders who were on Rongelap or Ailinginae on March 1, 1954 when the US government detonated the Bravo hydrogen bomb at Bikini. Bravo spewed a snowstorm of radioactive fallout on Nerje and the other 85 people […]

Nitijela opens for 2022 session

Nitijela opens for 2022 session

WILMER JOEL Nitijela opened its January session Monday with 26 members of parliament seated at roll call. Members of the diplomatic corps, Kwajalein Commander Colonel Thomas Pugsley and a delegation of USAG-KA officials, private and public sector representatives, Council of Irooj, court judges and several jepta were present along with a sparse turnout from the […]

Boy scout host a camp

Boy scout host a camp

Journal 1/4/1974 P7 Boy Scouts first camp First aid, swimming and lifesaving, map reading, using a compass, knots and lashing, safe handling of ax, saw and knife — these basic skills were presented to 221 Majuro Boy Scouts and their leaders, in a five-day camp held over the New Year’s weekend on Majuro’s Ebaden Island. […]

Biit is Marshallese Olympics

Biit is Marshallese Olympics

The Marshallese version of the Olympic Games is Christmas jepta biit dancing. The amount of competition and dissing has always been apart of the jepta performances at Christmas time.Jeptas had the audience laughing throughout the Christmas Day and the next day at churches throughout Majuro.Though some jeptas were satisfied with their performance, others were surely […]

Silia expands horizons with Red Cross

Silia expands horizons with Red Cross

EVE BURNS Silia Peter has worked hard to earn her first aid and CPR license.Silia, 23, has been a volunteer with Red Cross since 2017. She was recently recognized with a leadership award and first aid certificate. She was chosen because she advances Red Cross’ cause to train more people in first aid and CPR […]

Meals and more on wheels

Meals and more on wheels

GIFF JOHNSON The first online purchasing and delivery app has been launched in Majuro.The new app combines internet-based orders to local restaurants and retail stores with delivery service in the Marshall Islands capital. The new app — wiahut.com — has been several years in the making and is the brainchild of Daniel Kramer and his […]

Fireworks at Kwaj, Covid in Palau

Fireworks at Kwaj, Covid in Palau

GIFF JOHNSON New Year’s fireworks will happen this weekend at the US Army base at Kwajalein after the RMI’s National Disaster Committee waived quarantine requirements for a technical team that arrived Tuesday this week to set up and operate the display. The Army asked for and was granted an exemption from the one-week Hawaii quarantine […]