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USP courts get facelift

USP courts get facelift

In the blessing of afternoon showers last Friday, President David Kabua, ROC/Taiwan Ambassador Jeffrey Hsiao, and Education Minister Kitlang Kabua joined in the groundbreaking ceremony for renovation of the USP tennis courts. The project was initiated and funded by ROC government and local enterprise True Value. The renovated courts can be used as facilities for […]

RMI gets Covid-19 test gear

RMI gets Covid-19 test gear

Four Abbott ID Now Testing machines along with coronavirus test supplies arrived Majuro this week on an Asia Pacific Airlines cargo flight. This represents the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus last December that the Ministry of Health and Human Services has on-island Covid-19 testing capability. The four machines, two each for Majuro […]

Plastic forks, spoons and straws

Plastic forks, spoons and straws

“As Miss Marshall Islands I hope to accomplish making this movement a law by banning all single-use plastics and eliminating the amount of waste that comes back into our shores,” said Billma Peter, the RMI’s first ever Miss Marshall Islands. She told the Journal that this coalition is compromised of a group of youth with […]

Island ties in Okinawa

Island ties in Okinawa

Kicking off their spring break, Marshallese and Micronesian students attending University of the Ryukyus (Ryudai) in Okinawa treated themselves to yakinuku (grilled meat) with former JICA volunteer and Japan embassy staff Gaku Hashimoto.  From left, the group included local student Hyoma Shinzato, Hashimoto, Thurston Loeak, Esi Ngiraiwet from Palau, Noah Kabua, Yukiko Muller, Mikaela Heine, […]

CMI students get involved

CMI students get involved

The Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day featured dozens of College of Marshall Islands student participants, many of whom marched with banners of support — some with signs showing quotes from those directly exposed from the nuclear testing. The student leadership from CMI Nuclear Club and college staff contributed to the success of the program at Delap […]

RMI honors Japan Emperor Naruhito

RMI honors Japan Emperor Naruhito

The Japan Embassy hosted a reception to celebrate the 60th birthday of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito Monday this week — the first such celebration for Naruhito’s birthday as the new emperor took up the throne in May of last year. The Japan Embassy held a special “moment of silence” in honor of the late Iroojlaplap Lein […]