Postal Loss hurts locals

Postal Loss hurts locals

Journal 6/10/1983 P1 First Marshall Islands fishing tournament to be held Saturday and Sunday Tomorrow morning at least 15 boats will head for the ocean and attempt to win the first annual Marshall Islands Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Marshalls Billfish Club, which last summer won the prestigious Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament in its first […]

RMI extends travel ban

RMI extends travel ban

The RMI National Disaster Committee extended the Covid-19 border closure for another month with the issuance of a new Travel Advisory late last week. Chief Secretary Kino Kabua issued Travel Advisory 14 June 4, extending the ban on incoming travelers to July 5. It also continues the ban on travel between Majuro and Kwajalein on […]

RMI accountants “up-skill”

RMI accountants “up-skill”

A group of 17 government workers were honored last Friday for completing the first-ever eight-month-long governmental accounting course, a collaboration between the Ministry of Finance and the College of the Marshall Islands. The ceremony was held at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room to recognize the 17 who successfully completed the course. Finance Minister Alfred […]

Marshalls loses “gifted” orator, poet

Marshalls loses “gifted” orator, poet

GIFF JOHNSON A Marshallese man “highly gifted with words” and knowledge of the Marshall Islands died this week in Majuro at the age of 71. Throughout his life, Cent Langidrik was a teacher, school principal, Education Secretary, Public Service Commission Chairman and, most recently, a member of the RMI Customary Law and Language Commission. Aside […]

‘Internet’ a reality soon?

‘Internet’ a reality soon?

Journal 6/3/1983 P1 Radiation-affected people said caught between US, RepMar and the lawyers The people of the Marshall Islands, particularly radiation-affected people, are caught between three groups — the US, RepMar and the lawyers, each with different interests, Alele Museum Curator Jerry Knight told the visiting World Council of Churches radiation team. Regarding the present […]

Training for disaster fallout

Training for disaster fallout

HILARY HOSIA Close to 30 teachers and counselors from the Public School System on Ebeye completed the Psychological First Aid course offered by the International Organization for Migration with assistance from Youth to Youth in Health last week. According to facilitators, the training took one full day at the new Ebeye Public Elementary School. The […]

USAG-KA to bring in workers

USAG-KA to bring in workers

HILARY HOSIA US Army Garrison – Kwajalein Atoll Commander Colonel Jeremy Bartel left a three-hour meeting on Ebeye June 1 with a smile on his face. The reason for the smile: Ebeye community members gave their approval for the Army to bring in six personnel to work at the Army installation. The six personnel, five […]

RMI to open the door

RMI to open the door

GIFF JOHNSON Following last week’s repatriation of nine Marshallese from the FSM, the RMI National Disaster Committee (NDC) is expected to start considering arrangements, including protocols, for RMI citizens stranded in Covid-19 affected countries to return home.  Part of this major decision to eventually allow RMI citizens back home will be contingent upon the completion of […]

Capital a blight on Majuro

Capital a blight on Majuro

WILMER JOEL I was on a mission to investigate the former prestigious Marshall Islands capital building that was once used by members of Nitijela and top members of the RMI government not so long ago. It is rumored to have people living there. This portion of the old capital building on the south side (toward […]