Many May 1 anniversaries

Many May 1 anniversaries

Journal 4/30/1982 P1 Zeder says he came to settle radiation claims US Ambassador Fred Zeder has his marching orders from President Reagan to settle all radiation from nuclear testing claims in the Marshall Islands in a subsidiary agreement to the Compact of Free Association. Zeder was the lead off speaker in the formal opening April […]

RMI agencies cooperate to help investors

RMI agencies cooperate to help investors

Several years in the making, numerous RMI agencies came together late last week to sign an agreement establishing the RMI’s first Foreign Investment Business License “Universal Form.” This aims at streamlining the business application process by placing all required information into one document. Read more about this in the April 26, 2019 edition of the […]

Canoe team launches latest skills program

Canoe team launches latest skills program

Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands/WAM) started a six-month training for youth Monday with 20 trainees ready to go. The two-part training includes Life Skills classes in the morning and vocational training in the afternoon. Classes include basic English, math, and computer, which are all taught by Berlyann Labija. In previous years […]

Children get boost in RMI

Children get boost in RMI

The Early Childhood Development Project was officially launched at Delap Park Tuesday this week. The $13 million multi-sectoral project will boost early childhood development in the Marshall Islands by supporting reproductive, maternal and newborn healthcare, child health and nutrition, social support to families with young children, and expanding accessibility to early learning programs. The World […]

Telling the climate story

Telling the climate story

KELLY LORENNIJ The youth non-profit Jo-Jikum is hosting a two-week Digital Storytelling workshop on climate change, a first in the Marshall Islands, which is headed by Jo-Jikum’s Director Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and Project Manager Jina David. The program is supported by the non-profit organization 350.org’s Pacific Regional Coordinator Fenton Lutunatabua and Campaigner Joseph Sikulu. The workshop […]

MIMA gets down to business

MIMA gets down to business

The Marshall Islands Mayors Association launched its 28th annual conference Monday at the International Conference Center Of the 24 local governments assembled at the opening, four were a “no show.” They are: Wotho, Namdrik, Rongelap and Arno.The first week featured multiple speakers from different entities in the Majuro, including key donors from the Republic of […]

CEO okays postal votes

CEO okays postal votes

Journal 4/20/1982 P3 Ebeye group in Majuro A group from the Ebeye Catholic Women’s Club is presently in Majuro visiting the Majuro Catholic Women’s Club. The group is headed by Fr. Leonard Hacker, SJ. P7 Classifieds ARE YOU AFRAID of people like Ron Reagan, Haig (the man, not the drink!) and Thatcher? If so join […]

Postcard from Arno

Postcard from Arno

HILARY HOSIA Sometimes the pathway to paradise is rugged, windy and wet. Or in this case, a 90-minute boat ride upwind on a boat (“Kirtake”) toward Arno, Arno. Not to worry, the near-nausea inherited during the bumpy trip will evaporate the minute trees and sandy beaches are in sight. Minutes later, soothing sounds of small […]

MALGov bolsters police force

MALGov bolsters police force

Last Friday saw the commissioning of eight new police officers in the Majuro Atoll Local Government’s police division following an official swearing-in ceremony at the Delap police precinct. MALGov Sheriff Rod Kabua deputized the new officers: five will be community police officers while three will work under the sanitation unit.Prior to being commissioned, the officers […]

Kwajalein leaders make big pitch to US

Kwajalein leaders make big pitch to US

GIFF JOHNSON Leaders from Kwajalein Atoll launched efforts last week to gain funding support for new developments at Kwajalein from the US government by visiting top US military representatives and key administration officials in Washington, DC last week. The Kwajalein team presented the new Kwajalein Atoll Master Plan and an Infrastructure Development and Maintenance Plan […]