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Jo-Jikum’s creative climate action

Jo-Jikum’s creative climate action

It’s the end of the summer semester for the College of the Marshall Islands and you know what that means? A new two-week program for Jo-Jikum to lead!The workshop is targeted to high school students who are learning songwriting, weaving or painting all related to climate issues.The Majuro-based youth organization just recently completed a film […]

Cruising on Kõto im Al

Cruising on Kõto im Al

Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) held a launching ceremony for their collaborative project, the WAM vessel that has been named “Kõto im Al” (Wind and Sun). Afterwards, participants were able to ride the vessel around the lagoon for a short cruise using an outboard engine powered by solar panels.The project is […]

Coop School expands solar footprint

Coop School expands solar footprint

Majuro Cooperative School received a United Nations Development Program grant to implement a solar project aimed at solving several of the school’s needs, including reducing its power bill. “With aims of cost-cutting we are proceeding with converting the first elementary block completely to solar power with MEC lines as a backup,” said Majuro Cooperative middle […]

Captains Tom, Ronnie win MBC

Captains Tom, Ronnie win MBC

Captain Tom Jack, fishing on Mon Ujoj, caught the biggest marlin of the 39th annual Marshalls Billfish Club tournament last weekend, a sizable 308 pounder.Quite a few other marlin were caught, but they were all relatively small.Captain Ronnie Reimers fishing on Kirtake won the total pounds title with 485 pounds for his four marlin, the […]

Jenrok sports area taking shape

Jenrok sports area taking shape

More than just landfill is beginning to take shape at the Jenrok ocean side area, with hardworking Pacific International Inc. workers putting in foundations of what will become a track and field area as well as a baseball field replete with bleachers.  A new feature is the rebar reinforced foundations that are being installed to […]

UB summer program rocks

UB summer program rocks

WILMER JOEL To kick off the summer, Upward Bound students started their first week of school with an after-school clean up outside Assumption Church cathedral. Not all UB students from grade nine to 12 participated in this clean up. The role of community service is divided into various groups that alternate from week-to-week. The student […]

Mental health gets boost

Mental health gets boost

The recent groundbreaking for the RMI’s first-ever Human Services stress ward and crisis unit moves plans from the drawing board to the action stage. Asian Development Bank and RMI Covid funds are supporting the new facility, putting priority on a long-neglected area of health in the Marshall Islands. “The biggest struggle for mental health was […]

Jack offers tips to R&R

Jack offers tips to R&R

Microwave Films legend and Director Jack Niedenthal met with rising film directors, producers, cast and crew of Ralik and Ratak Films (R&R) at Aliang restaurant late last month. The R&R production team has been working on their upcoming feature film “Jouj eo mour eo lej mej eo” for over a year now. The group asked […]