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Gaku left his mark on RMI

Gaku left his mark on RMI

KELLY LORENNIJ Long-time Majuro resident Gaku Hashimoto left for Japan last month, but before the impending departure he had set himself several goals to accomplish including a Japanese-Marshallese phrase book and a song that expresses the importance of the Marshallese culture, language, and ocean. “Ten years is a long time, but for me it went […]

Telling the climate story

Telling the climate story

KELLY LORENNIJ The youth non-profit Jo-Jikum is hosting a two-week Digital Storytelling workshop on climate change, a first in the Marshall Islands, which is headed by Jo-Jikum’s Director Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and Project Manager Jina David. The program is supported by the non-profit organization 350.org’s Pacific Regional Coordinator Fenton Lutunatabua and Campaigner Joseph Sikulu. The workshop […]

Postcard from Arno

Postcard from Arno

HILARY HOSIA Sometimes the pathway to paradise is rugged, windy and wet. Or in this case, a 90-minute boat ride upwind on a boat (“Kirtake”) toward Arno, Arno. Not to worry, the near-nausea inherited during the bumpy trip will evaporate the minute trees and sandy beaches are in sight. Minutes later, soothing sounds of small […]

MALGov bolsters police force

MALGov bolsters police force

Last Friday saw the commissioning of eight new police officers in the Majuro Atoll Local Government’s police division following an official swearing-in ceremony at the Delap police precinct. MALGov Sheriff Rod Kabua deputized the new officers: five will be community police officers while three will work under the sanitation unit.Prior to being commissioned, the officers […]

Kwajalein leaders make big pitch to US

Kwajalein leaders make big pitch to US

GIFF JOHNSON Leaders from Kwajalein Atoll launched efforts last week to gain funding support for new developments at Kwajalein from the US government by visiting top US military representatives and key administration officials in Washington, DC last week. The Kwajalein team presented the new Kwajalein Atoll Master Plan and an Infrastructure Development and Maintenance Plan […]

New Japan-Marshalls book

New Japan-Marshalls book

KELLY LORENNIJ The first Japanese-Marshallese phrase book is on sale at MJCC in Delap and online on Amazon for only $25. The 248-page-long book was published last Thursday by Yakuji Nipposha, and began making its way around Majuro with co-writers Gaku Hashimoto and Mika Sato who visited the President’s Office Monday to deliver a copy. […]

High praise for Marshall Islands Resort

High praise for Marshall Islands Resort

HILARY HOSIA Their outstanding service and around-the-clock-hospitality skills during the recent visit by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen brought the Marshall Islands Resort team the highest of honor from the Office of the President. A March 28 letter from President Hilda Heine was a clear “pat on the back” to the management and 128 employees of […]

Wellness Center goes mobile

Wellness Center goes mobile

The Wellness Center held a blessing ceremony Monday for its two new vehicles: the Waan Lomor, a product of collaboration among New Zealand Foreign Ministry, Taiwan Health Center, LDS Charities, the RMI Health Ministry, MALGov, REACH-MI, and Canvasback, as well as a brand new pickup truck, donated by MALGov. Health Minister Kalani Kaneko, Majuro Mayor […]

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