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‘The Micronesians’ shine in Hawaii

‘The Micronesians’ shine in Hawaii

Two prominent Marshallese women are among nine Micronesian women who are featured in an upcoming photography exhibit in Honolulu that’s designed to challenge Hawaii stereotypes about Micronesians. Diplomat Isabela Silk, Consul General of the Marshall Islands to Hawaii, and attorney Arsima Muller, a partner in Honolulu’s oldest law firm, are in “The Micronesians,” a photo […]

CMI launches semester

CMI launches semester

WILMER JOEL The once empty College of the Marshall Islands campus in Uliga was full Monday with the start of the first day of school. Students were wearing face masks, and security monitored strict entry rules, allowing only those with ID badges. Students and teachers had to carry a valid CMI ID that has a […]

US backs Yap weaving research

NANCY GROCE* The Habele Outer Island Education Fund in the Federated States of Micronesia was one of 10 projects chosen to receive a highly-competitive Community Collections Grant from the American Folklife Center (AFC) through the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path initiative. Funded by the Mellon Foundation, the grant program supports individuals and organizations […]

Formosa aids Woja community

Formosa aids Woja community

Formosa continues to live up to its motto of being a reliable neighbor by recently donating school supplies and 50 cases of milk to the Woja community. The donation was valued at $1,500 to “Make a difference” (Woja Majuro Kid Community) founder Ylissa Kendall for Woja community’s back-to-school carnival. “This event will help families and […]

Taiwan initiative engages youth

Taiwan initiative engages youth

How do get students with nothing to do stay busy during summer? Simple. Send them to a summer community activity. Taiwan’s Technical Mission teamed up with Taiwan Health Center and the Public School System to deliver a joint horticulture-nutrition-health activity at Marshall Islands High School July 28. A total of 51 students from elementary and […]

Teams collect summer moolah

Teams collect summer moolah

Cash prizes were awarded last week to winning teams that participated in the Majuro Atoll Local government (MALGov) summer league. League Coordinator Chris Makphie presided over the award ceremony at the MALGov City Hall. The summer league featured three sports categories: 15-under basketball for boys, 15-under volleyball for girls and 12-under basketball for boys. Team […]

Summer demand high at CMI

Summer demand high at CMI

The College of the Marshall Islands’ summer session enrollment was the second highest in CMI history, the college reported this week. This enrollment of 1,218 students set a summer enrollment record for CMI and came close to the highest-ever enrollment in CMI history, with the Fall of 2021 recording 1,267 students. This continues the trend […]

US hits grand slam

US hits grand slam

The Australian and American embassies hit the equivalent of grand slam homeruns with their public events at Delap Park — the Aussie-inspired super dance contest and concert on June 18, and the US Embassy and the Marshallese veterans association Post 22-combined Bo-July event this past weekend. These were both superlative public events for Majuro and […]

Urantha, 67, a great grad

Urantha, 67, a great grad

Determination has no limits and Urantha Jibas is proof.The 67-year-old graduated this week from the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program, formerly known as GED, under the College of Marshall Islands. Urantha was one of 12 graduates from the CMI Distant Learning Center in Kili Island.The group held their ceremony this past Tuesday. Dean of Workforce, […]

Army waives diploma rule

Army waives diploma rule

HILARY HOSIA No high school diploma? No problem. Uncle Sam needs you.The US Army announced last week a new policy dropping the requirement of a high school diploma and or GED certificate as part of its educational requirements for potential enlistees. The announcement was made last Thursday in response to a drastic drop in recruits […]