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Hawaii friends donate books

Hawaii friends donate books

Friends of Library of Hawaii donated over 20,000 books and educational DVDs to the Marshall Islands Library Association earlier this month. Matson and Hawaii Senator Glenn Wakai shipped the assorted books via a large Matson container, which was opened for initial inspection by local librarians at the College of Marshall Islands, members of the Public […]

Hospital happy with church donation

Hospital happy with church donation

Much needed cleaning supplies — three truck-loads of cleaning agents — were delivered to Majuro hospital last Friday by the United Church of Christ’s Jarin Radrik Dron (JRD) group. Reverend and Mrs. Tim Mea coordinated the handover. Pastor Mea serves as assistant to UCC President Palukne Johnny and is stationed in the mother church in […]

Bishop flies in from Saipan for ordination

Bishop flies in from Saipan for ordination

For the first time in 33 years, the Catholic Church of the Marshall Islands ordained new deacons. After five years of study, first under now retired Fr. Ray Sabio, MSC, and then under Prefect Apostolic Fr. Ariel Galido, MSC, Deacons Maise Myazoe, Stephen Lepton, and Ekpap Silk, Jr. were formally ordained in a ceremony at […]

Presidents gather in Pohnpei

Presidents gather in Pohnpei

President Hilda Heine traveled to Pohnpei this past Saturday to attend inauguration festivities for new FSM President David Panuelo earlier this week. Heine met with Panuelo Saturday after arrival. The discussion between President Panuelo and President Heine was brief, but covered several topics: the outcomes of the recent Micronesian Islands Forum, activities for the Joint […]

Farewell to S. Pacific music icon

Farewell to S. Pacific music icon

Daniel Rae Costello, one of the most influential musicians in Pacific Island reggae music, died earlier this week in Samoa. He was 58. He was credited with influencing many Marshall Islands musicians, including Chaninway, which dominated the local music scene in the 1990s. Six9Too Productions owner Daniel Kramer said “many of their (Chaninway’s) top songs […]

Miss Marshall Islands Billma Peter

Miss Marshall Islands Billma Peter

HILARY HOSIA Billma Peter became the most popular 22-year old bachelorette in the Marshall Islands following her ascension to the crown as the first Miss Marshall Islands last Saturday at the International Conference Center. President Hilda Heine did the historic crowning in what looked like a completely transformed ICC with a stage equipped with modern […]

Billfish fever rocks the dock

Billfish fever rocks the dock

Dozens of anglers competing in last weekend’s two-day annual 37th Marshalls Billfish Club tournament caught eight qualifying billfish, with Damien Milne on Bakaro reeling in the two biggest ones at 415 and 330 lbs. Milne also won total qualifying pounds for his marlin catches. Ronnie Reimers on Kirtake hauled in a 323 lbs marlin to […]