CMI’s active media team

CMI’s active media team

Want to have a video filmed professionally? Turn your old black and white photos to look like new? These employees/work study students of the College of the Marshall Islands Media Center do all this and more. CMI went back to school for the fall semester earlier this month and the campus is hopping with students, […]

Jiji, Fred lead in early counting

Jiji, Fred lead in early counting

Incomplete unofficial results from the August 21 special election show a close race for the mayor chair at Aur Atoll in a four-way race. In the tabulation that includes “regular” votes from Aur, and absentee votes from Majuro, Fred Bukida was 10 votes ahead of Hesa Kaious, 335-325. Jimmy Jonathan polled 273 votes and Riem […]

US needs to ‘show up’

US needs to ‘show up’

Amid a regional rift among the countries of the Pacific Islands Forum and increasing great-power competition between the United States and China, US Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawai‘i) said in a virtual news conference with Pacific Islands journalists last week that it would be a “terrible tragedy” if the Forum were to split up. Five Micronesian […]

Fishermen line up for shots

Fishermen line up for shots

Last Friday’s resumption of Covid-19 vaccines for tuna boat fishermen “went smooth as planned,” according to MIMRA. The fisheries authority together with Ministry of Health and Human Services and the Ports Authority organized the re-start of the vaccine program for fishermen that was started in June, and then paused so public health teams could concentrate […]

Self interest hurts nation

Self interest hurts nation

Journal 8/24/1984 P1 Fish base groundbreaking Ground breaking ceremonies were held Wednesday for the start of the $2 million Majuro fishing base funded by Japan. Father Tom led the opening prayer, followed by speeches from President Amata Kabua, Lerooj Atama Zedkaia, Minister of Public Works Charles Domnick, Minister of Foreign Affairs Tony deBrum, and officials […]

Australian Embassy opens doors

Australian Embassy opens doors

After several months of planning, the new Australian Embassy in Majuro has opened its doors at the NAPA building in Uliga. The Embassy had been temporarily based at Wallaby Downs in Long Island since April. The Australian Embassy celebrated the move with a morning tea with Foreign Minister Casten Nemra, Secretary Anjanette Kattil and her […]

Boot camp team graduates

Boot camp team graduates

WILMER JOEL The College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) Youth Corps in collaboration with the RMI National Training Council (NTC) organized a closing ceremony at CMI last week Monday in honor of the 28 recipients who completed an eight-week summer boot camp. This summer boot camp is a collaborative milestone between CMI and NTC to […]

Oregon groups aid schools

Oregon groups aid schools

Two Oregon-based non-profit organizations are providing education-related donations to community members and outer island schools in need. Dale Nabu, a recent graduate of Eastern Oregon University, was active with the two Oregon groups while living on the west coast. Now back in Majuro, he’s continuing to be a link between the Oregon groups Living Islands […]

RMI makes unique mark in Tokyo

RMI makes unique mark in Tokyo

TERRY SASSER* The July 23 Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which took place a year later than planned, was described by global media outlets as “muted,” “somber,” “subdued,” “overshadowed by a pandemic, but defined by hope, tradition and gestures of diversity.” Rio Olympian swimmer Colleen Furgeson, modeling a traditional Marshallese costume provided […]