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JICA folks jepta joy

JICA folks jepta joy

A group of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteers, who dubbed themselves the “Apakaaj in Majel Jepta,” have been spending three nights a week since early November practicing their piit dance and singing. While nine-year-old Marshallese Tine Mook sang the story of Tobolar and gathering coconuts, the dancers showed a polished performance of their piit […]

Kids, adults enjoy day

Kids, adults enjoy day

Disabilities Week opened with an event at the Staff Sergeant Solomon Sam Sports Center Monday morning. Floats preceded the event with the Majuro Deaf Education Center (MDEC) winning the $500 grand prize sponsored by parents. President Hilda Heine accompanied Minister of Culture and Internal Affairs, Amenta Matthew, who delivered the event’s keynote address. Talina Peter, […]

Students, teachers try comics

Students, teachers try comics

A group of around 30 teachers got together last week at the Graphic Novel and Comic Workshop at the USP Long Island campus. A day earlier, a group of Ejit Elementary and Majuro Cooperative school students got together to do similar creative work. The workshops involved teachers and students in learning how graphic novels and […]

Kirt’s famous boat re-launched

Kirt’s famous boat re-launched

Last Thursday was memorable for the Pinho clan as the family and friends witnessed the return of the Miss Kristina landing craft to the sea following a ceremony at Robert Reimers Enterprise’s Shoreline. Assumption Parish Pastor Ariel Galido blessed the vessel before Kalani Wase broke a champagne bottle on the bow. “Traditionally, the Pinho family don’t […]

MIHS puts on a show

MIHS puts on a show

Marshall Islands High School was able to pull in a large junior crowd for its concert last Friday at Robert Reimers Enterprises compound. The annual event was to run for two days and had the support of school staff, Parent-Teacher-Association and students. Students involved in performances stuck around to join teachers and staff for a […]

Flatbeds for the Laura team

Flatbeds for the Laura team

Four Laura local council members happily joined a ceremony at Majuro Atoll Local Government headquarters in Delap Monday this week. Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack and his wife Ritok were on hand to deliver flatbed trucks to the four council members for use in their constituencies. Those receiving the keys to the trucks were: Lomar Councilwoman […]

‘One Island’ attracts ROC interest

‘One Island’ attracts ROC interest

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce and the College of the Marshall Islands put out a great display of “One Island, One Product” under the Staff Sergeant Solomon Sam Sport Center Tuesday as part of the Marshall Islands program for ROC President Tsai Ing-wen’s visit this week. After speaking at Nitijela Tuesday morning, Tsai […]

Moi farm expansion set

Moi farm expansion set

REBECCA LATHROP Hilton Kendall speaks proudly about the moi fish farm project that Aquaculture Technologies of the Marshall Islands (ATMI) piloted in 2012 and which currently employs nearly 40 local workers. The company has six cages that house the moi until they reach at least one pound, when they are marketable at $4 per pound. […]

Selina beats climate action drum

Selina beats climate action drum

Marshall Islander Selina Leem is on the Peace Boat for a tour of Europe cities, where she’s raising the profile of the Pacific on climate change half way around the world. Selina joined with global climate leader Christiana Figueres at several events. Selina first met Figueres, a Costa Rican diplomat who was executive secretary of […]

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