‘We don’t have higher ground’

‘We don’t have higher ground’

This week’s global climate summit in Egypt must be more than a public relations exercise, Marshall Islands Climate Envoy Tina Stege told Sky News in an interview over the weekend. Climate is “very much front and center for us,” Stege said. “It’s an existential issue. We don’t accept a future in which we have no […]

Bank celebrates 40th

Bank celebrates 40th

EVE BURNS Bank of Marshall Islands proved at 40 they can party like a 16 year old. Rain and puddles did not stop BOMI from celebrating last Friday outside of the bank in Uliga. BOMI was first established in 1982, after the Marshall Islands First Commercial Bank closed down. “40 years is not easy,” former […]

Students honor MIHS teachers

Students honor MIHS teachers

Teachers and staff from MIHS received a special surprise from the Student Body Government (SBG) last Friday at the school’s library. For the first time, SBG officers organized a combined in-person and virtual teachers’ day event for the more than 60 teachers in the school. The officers kept the planned event secret for two weeks. […]

Pohnpei students make a splash

Pohnpei students make a splash

The robotics team from Pohnpei Island Central School (PICS) returned from the FIRST Global International Robotics Challenge in Switzerland with the title of “first among small countries,” and a story to encourage their peers across the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The FIRST Global Challenge was an international high school robotics competition, in which small […]

Tuna movement remains slow

Tuna movement remains slow

Tuna transshipments continued at a slow pace in September. But the 14 conducted last month pushed the annual total to date over 200 — the second year in a row showing a rebound from the Covid-impacted 2020, when transshipments fell from over 400 a year to 175. With the 14 in September, Majuro has now […]

US-RMI: 36 years young

US-RMI: 36 years young

WILMER JOEL The US Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs put together an event commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Compact of Free Association last Friday at ICC. “Let us work together to find the solutions to the challenges that affect us all,” said Ambassador Roxanne Cabral. “Because of our shared history and our […]

Miss Majel comp ramps up

Miss Majel comp ramps up

EVE BURNS The long awaited Miss Marshall Islands pageant has finally taken its first step. Last week Thursday, the Office of Commerce, Investment and Tourism (OCIT) held a signing ceremony for the contestants at Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room with a great number of witnesses and supporters on hand. The contract they signed stated that […]

Big losers hope to win

Big losers hope to win

Journal 10/25/1985 P1 Majuro fishing base construction starts Majuro will soon sport a new fishing base to go with its new dock facility. Construction officially got underway this week following a formal groundbreaking ceremony last Friday. The groundbreaking barely got underway before a torrential downpour forced the speakers and spectators to run for cover. Rain […]