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Yun: Testing was a ‘tragedy’

Yun: Testing was a ‘tragedy’

WILMER JOEL US Special Presidential Envoy Joseph Yun and his delegation set foot on the Runit Dome in Enewetak for the first time last Friday. Minister Kitlang Kabua and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted this visit. “We live in fear, fear of the bombs, guns, and nuclear,” were the words in a […]

‘We don’t have higher ground’

‘We don’t have higher ground’

This week’s global climate summit in Egypt must be more than a public relations exercise, Marshall Islands Climate Envoy Tina Stege told Sky News in an interview over the weekend. Climate is “very much front and center for us,” Stege said. “It’s an existential issue. We don’t accept a future in which we have no […]

Students honor MIHS teachers

Students honor MIHS teachers

Teachers and staff from MIHS received a special surprise from the Student Body Government (SBG) last Friday at the school’s library. For the first time, SBG officers organized a combined in-person and virtual teachers’ day event for the more than 60 teachers in the school. The officers kept the planned event secret for two weeks. […]

Pohnpei students make a splash

Pohnpei students make a splash

The robotics team from Pohnpei Island Central School (PICS) returned from the FIRST Global International Robotics Challenge in Switzerland with the title of “first among small countries,” and a story to encourage their peers across the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The FIRST Global Challenge was an international high school robotics competition, in which small […]

Tuna movement remains slow

Tuna movement remains slow

Tuna transshipments continued at a slow pace in September. But the 14 conducted last month pushed the annual total to date over 200 — the second year in a row showing a rebound from the Covid-impacted 2020, when transshipments fell from over 400 a year to 175. With the 14 in September, Majuro has now […]

US-RMI: 36 years young

US-RMI: 36 years young

WILMER JOEL The US Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs put together an event commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Compact of Free Association last Friday at ICC. “Let us work together to find the solutions to the challenges that affect us all,” said Ambassador Roxanne Cabral. “Because of our shared history and our […]

Miss Majel comp ramps up

Miss Majel comp ramps up

EVE BURNS The long awaited Miss Marshall Islands pageant has finally taken its first step. Last week Thursday, the Office of Commerce, Investment and Tourism (OCIT) held a signing ceremony for the contestants at Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room with a great number of witnesses and supporters on hand. The contract they signed stated that […]

Wong’s whirlwind trip to Majuro

Wong’s whirlwind trip to Majuro

WILMER JOEL and GIFF JOHNSON Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong’s whirlwind visit last week had two immediate impacts: • From Wong’s signing of an agreement with Culture and Internal Affairs Minister Ota Kisino last Thursday at noon, V7AB aired its first Australian Broadcasting Corporation program, one of several that are to be aired on a […]

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