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Women talk business

Women talk business

The official launch event for the Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Network was held at the Marshall Islands Resort last Saturday. Representatives from the national women’s organization WUTMI, the Ministries of Natural Resources and Commerce and Culture and Internal Affairs, the Office of Commerce, Investment and Tourism, the Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from local businesses joined […]

The 42-day ocean drift

The 42-day ocean drift

HILARY HOSIA Their ocean saga started from the largest coral atoll in the world and ended at the world’s smallest. Kwajalein fishermen Godfrey Capelle, Benjamin Thomas and Junior Joram called for help on the phone when their outboard engine died midway through their fishing trip on April 2. The rough ocean condition that day made […]

RMI extends travel ban

RMI extends travel ban

The RMI National Disaster Committee extended the Covid-19 border closure for another month with the issuance of a new Travel Advisory late last week. Chief Secretary Kino Kabua issued Travel Advisory 14 June 4, extending the ban on incoming travelers to July 5. It also continues the ban on travel between Majuro and Kwajalein on […]

RMI accountants “up-skill”

RMI accountants “up-skill”

A group of 17 government workers were honored last Friday for completing the first-ever eight-month-long governmental accounting course, a collaboration between the Ministry of Finance and the College of the Marshall Islands. The ceremony was held at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room to recognize the 17 who successfully completed the course. Finance Minister Alfred […]

Marshalls loses “gifted” orator, poet

Marshalls loses “gifted” orator, poet

GIFF JOHNSON A Marshallese man “highly gifted with words” and knowledge of the Marshall Islands died this week in Majuro at the age of 71. Throughout his life, Cent Langidrik was a teacher, school principal, Education Secretary, Public Service Commission Chairman and, most recently, a member of the RMI Customary Law and Language Commission. Aside […]

USAG-KA to bring in workers

USAG-KA to bring in workers

HILARY HOSIA US Army Garrison – Kwajalein Atoll Commander Colonel Jeremy Bartel left a three-hour meeting on Ebeye June 1 with a smile on his face. The reason for the smile: Ebeye community members gave their approval for the Army to bring in six personnel to work at the Army installation. The six personnel, five […]

RMI to open the door

RMI to open the door

GIFF JOHNSON Following last week’s repatriation of nine Marshallese from the FSM, the RMI National Disaster Committee (NDC) is expected to start considering arrangements, including protocols, for RMI citizens stranded in Covid-19 affected countries to return home.  Part of this major decision to eventually allow RMI citizens back home will be contingent upon the completion of […]

Capital a blight on Majuro

Capital a blight on Majuro

WILMER JOEL I was on a mission to investigate the former prestigious Marshall Islands capital building that was once used by members of Nitijela and top members of the RMI government not so long ago. It is rumored to have people living there. This portion of the old capital building on the south side (toward […]

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