Daughter takes on father’s spirit

Daughter takes on father’s spirit

“I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the service of humanity. The health and well-being of my patient will be my first consideration.” Surrounded by Health Minister Bruce Bilimon, Majuro hospital doctors and staff, and family, Dr. Ethel Briand, the daughter of late Dr. Kennar Briand, read out the Hippocratic oath, becoming the youngest […]

Co-op reasserts debate dominance

Co-op reasserts debate dominance

The culmination of Education Week 2021 was a debate competition for all high schools — including ones from Kwajalein, Jaluit and Wotje — at the International Conference Center (ICC) Friday. Majuro Cooperative High School took the title, after not making the debate finals last year. Unusually, two Marshall Islands High School teams argued themselves into […]

RMI Sends Its Big Guns

RMI Sends Its Big Guns

Journal 3/2/1984 P1 Japan to fund fish base A Japanese grant for the Majuro Fishing Base was formalized February 24 in an exchange of diplomatic notes signed in Majuro by Japan Consul General Hideji Tsukakoshi and Foreign Minister Tony deBrum. The grant from Japan is for 470 million yen ($2 million) for the construction of […]

IOM promotes women in tourism

IOM promotes women in tourism

IOM is working with the Jelto Island community in Majuro Atoll to launch a Women-Led Domestic Tourism Pilot Project. It is working alongside technical partners Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce (NRC), Office of Commerce Investment and Tourism (OCIT), Women United Together in Marshall Islands (WUTMI), Jibron Ae Entrepreneurs (JAE) and other technical representatives and […]

A day for celebration

A day for celebration

BOLDEN ELANZO It was an unforgettable day for the Ministry of Health and Human Services staff and leaders last month as they witnessed five functions taking place in one day at Majuro hospital. A one-hour press conference was held with MOHHS leaders urging people to get the Covid vaccine that is now available. This was […]

Marshallese-made film debut

Marshallese-made film debut

KAREN EARNSHAW “I think the best story to tell is: Tell them who we are! We are Ocean People. And the same ocean that feeds us is now threatening us. Unfortunately, there is another ‘nuclear’ bomb coming our way. It is Climate Change.” With these words, Canoes of the Marshall Islands Director Alson Kelen kicks […]

Yacht club goes to Rita

Yacht club goes to Rita

Journal 2/24/1984 P1 Landscaping nearly complete The Delap Beautification Projet is nearing completion. The project will include over a hundred flame trees lining the old airstrip and later will include some Pacific Almond trees (terminalia), affectionately known in the Marshalls as Kotel. It has been a team effort as Public Works dug the holes, Resources […]

SV Kwai’s new phase

SV Kwai’s new phase

A hands-on sailing training jointly implemented by GIZ and the Ministry of Transportation was held last Thursday on SV Kwai cargo ship. During its six months in RMI, the Kwai has played an active role in hauling copra from the outer islands to Tobolar for milling, and transporting goods to remote islands for sale. With […]