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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 […]

Tuna activity rebounds a bit

Tuna activity rebounds a bit

Tuna transshipment in Majuro during June saw a big rebound from May, but the numbers remained low by the standards of the past two years. A total of 11 tuna transshipments by purse seiners to carrier vessels in the lagoon and unloadings (tuna off-loaded at the dock for local processing or shipment via freezer container) […]

IOM checks Ebeye’s ‘Covid pulse’

IOM checks Ebeye’s ‘Covid pulse’

The International Organization for Migration is nearly done with its Covid-19 Rapid Assessment Survey on Ebeye, which saw Ebeye and Majuro ground surveyors conducting door-to-door interviews around the small island. Each surveyor took an oath at the courthouse before deployment throughout Ebeye. And each surveyor team is equipped with a cellphone where data is inputted […]

Willy’s classy classroom

Willy’s classy classroom

Power goes out in Majuro — what do you do if you’re a student stuck in a dark classroom? Follow the lead of Marshall Islands High School 10th grader Willy Abraham, an Upward Bound student, who headed out to the ocean side reef by the College of the Marshall Islands recently to find a suitable […]