Japan funds school buses

Japan funds school buses

Japan Ambassador Kazunari Tanaka and three Majuro principals signed grant contracts at the Japan Embassy last week that will provide each school with a new bus. The schools at the grant ceremony were: ・Ajeltake Elementary School, Principal Amity Jarom, grant up to $83,968. ・Laura High School, Principal Jimmy Kemem, grant up to $83,968. ・Majuro Cooperative […]

House ‘dean’ was island friend

House ‘dean’ was island friend

Don Young, who served for nearly 50 years in the US House of Representatives, died Friday at 88. He was traveling to his home state of Alaska at the time. Young was the Dean of the US House and an active supporter of Pacific island issues. Over the years, he visited the Marshall Islands with […]

Taiwan to launch climate fund

Taiwan to launch climate fund

President David Kabua and a delegation left the Marshall Islands Monday afternoon on a Taiwan government-chartered flight to Taipei to launch a five-day state visit. The state visit, at the invitation of the Taiwan government, will run through March 25. This is the President’s first state visit to Taiwan since taking office in 2020. Accompanied […]

Beach Lodge opens doors

Beach Lodge opens doors

WILMER JOEL The word luxury was evident at the blessing ceremony and open house last Saturday for the new Beach Lodge Suites in Majuro. Seven of the eight rooms were already reserved for use while one of the rooms was on display and featured quality furniture, utensils, and other room accessories. Father and son duo […]

Jaki-ed book launched

Jaki-ed book launched

KAREN EARNSHAW Maria Fowler opened her remarks to the crowd at the College of the Marshall Islands with the words: “You are all beautiful rainbows as I look at you” and then went on to describe the various parts of a jaki-ed also known as a finely woven clothing mats. Her words were part of […]

Enewetak community looks ahead

Enewetak community looks ahead

The Enewetak community on the Big Island of Hawaii came together March 10 for a celebration and reflection on the challenges of building lives in exile from their home atoll, a former nuclear weapons test site. “People from Enewetak understand that it is not safe to return to a contaminated and radioactive home,” said event […]

Lib launches big project

Lib launches big project

The small community of Lib Island celebrated the launching of the new Lib Island boat pass dock project with a groundbreaking ceremony last week. The over $1 million project will improve access to Lib, which is a single island surrounded by reef making it difficult to access the island from the ocean. Pacific International Inc. […]

Bill to stop postal votes

Bill to stop postal votes

Journal 3/15/1985 P1 Marshallese girls excel at Honolulu high school Three Marshallese girls have been commended for their play with the Kaimuki High School varsity girls softball team in Honolulu. Nancy Matauto of Majuro and Jackie Matsumura of Ebeye were outfielders and Maile Kaaiakamanu of Ebeye was the shortstop. P12 Ebeye residents celebrate A combination […]

MIHS gets WASC approval

MIHS gets WASC approval

Following on the heels of US Western Association of Schools and Colleges first award of accreditation to Northern Islands High School on Wotje, WASC has given its stamp of approval to Marshall Islands, extending its accreditation for a new six-year term.Six years is the longest period of accreditation possible to achieve. “It is the decision […]

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