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VB players hit setbacks

VB players hit setbacks

The Marshall Islands Volleyball Federation (MIVF) suffered repeated setbacks this week as it attempted to launch initial tryouts for the Micronesian Games this week. The organization has a contract with the Seventh Day Adventist School to use their gym in Delap, and has been improving the playing surface by installing floor tiles in the gym. […]

Lots of fish at All Mike

Lots of fish at All Mike

No really big fish were caught at last weekend’s two-day Budweiser All Micronesia Fishing Tournament — “big” according to Marshall Islands angling history. The winning marlin was caught by Team KBE weighing in at 198 pounds. Overall, plenty of qualifying fish, including 12 marlin, lots of tuna and a nearly record breaking barracuda were caught […]

Tuna still moving slowly

Tuna still moving slowly

Majuro saw a small uptick in the number of tuna transshipments last month, with 18 purse seiners off-loading their catches. Majuro has been averaging just 14 transshipments per month since January, a 60 percent drop over the 37 it averaged during 2018 and 2019. The reduction is due mainly to Covid-19 quarantine requirements that make […]

Floyd keeps a promise

Floyd keeps a promise

A special publication, “By the Grace of God: Life in a Marshall Islands Church,” by writer-photographer Floyd K. Takeuchi of Honolulu is now available at an online bookseller. Floyd’s self-published 20-page magazine, also known as a ‘zine, features photographs he made in 2018 while attending a Sunday service at the Rairok Protestant Church. The magazine […]

Delayed MISAT hits Majuro

Delayed MISAT hits Majuro

Marshall Islands Standard Achievement Test (MISAT) exams got down to business in Majuro in early August, with incoming ninth graders taking the test at Marshall Islands High School. Because of Covid-related issues, the annual MISAT testing was not conducted as usual in the March-to-April period earlier this year. Instead, the Public School System truncated its […]

No blue Monday here

No blue Monday here

While blue Monday is a thing here in Majuro, young people continue to enjoy their summer break a week before schools resume around the country. We spotted this group of Uliga boys enjoying themselves at Uliga Dock this past Monday.

RMI issues Covid business aid

RMI issues Covid business aid

Two local businesses received Covid-19 relief checks from the RMI government July 24, bringing to four the number of firms that have received assistance. President David Kabua and members of the Cabinet joined with representatives of DAR Coffee Corner and Happy Hands handicraft shop for the business relief check handover ceremony at the Cabinet. In […]

Youth flock to climate action

Youth flock to climate action

Jo-Jikum launched its latest Climate Change and Health Arts Seminar on Monday at the College of the Marshall Islands. The seminar is engaging high school students in creating climate and health-related art through painting, poetry, traditional weaving and music. The topics the students will learn about during the two-week program include climate impacts on food […]

Solar team to light up Kwajalein

Solar team to light up Kwajalein

While Kwajalein Atoll Local Government waits on a date to start the power project on Ennibur (Santo) Island from the RMI Cabinet, 100 solar units are to be distributed to islands within Kwajalein this year. The solar project stems from a matching grant partnership between KALGov and Humanity First, with each contributing $15,000. Earlier in […]