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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 […]

Nauru Airlines resumes flights

Nauru Airlines resumes flights

“It feels so good to be connected again.” This was the sentiment at Majuro airport on Sunday evening as the first regular flight from Brisbane arrived following opening of the borders last month. Passengers landed with big smiles as they were greeted with warm Marshallese hospitality. In partnership with Nauru Airlines, the Australian government is […]

RMI’s bumper copra year

RMI’s bumper copra year

GIFF JOHNSON From the time American administrators of the US Trust Territory government started keeping copra tonnage statistics in 1951, it took 20 years for copra production to break the 7,000-ton mark in one year. That was 1970, when the “stars aligned” with copra making and shipping combining to produce the first-ever banner year for […]

Covid team reviews response

Covid team reviews response

Minister of Health and Human Services Joe Bejang officially launched the Covid-19 After Action Review (AAR) forum Wednesday morning at the International Conference Center (ICC). The three-day review will cover actions taken prior, during and throughout the pandemic since RMI declared State of Health Emergency on Covid pandemic. “It is my honor, on behalf of […]

Lae, Majuro win basketball

Lae, Majuro win basketball

HILARY HOSIA Lae added yet another win to their championship record following a close victory over Maloelap during the Ralik Ratak National Basketball championships over the weekend at the Assumption multipurpose court in Uliga. The game literally had fans — both humans and vehicles — cheering/honking for the players throughout the match, which ended at […]

New court opens with roof

New court opens with roof

The latest stomping grounds to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — the Jisam Kaisha Multipurpose Basketball Court — was christened Tuesday at Teron weto in Rita. The court is named in honor of the late Jisam Kaisha, a longtime Majuro Atoll Local Government (MALGov) councilman and huge supporter of sports. The court adds yet another visual […]

US puts on a show

US puts on a show

GIFF JOHNSON Much was written and said about last week’s US Pacific Islands Summit in Washington, DC, which was the first time a US president hosted a large group of Pacific heads of state at the White House. It generated multiple wire service stories and widespread media coverage around the globe, reporting on Washington’s effort […]