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Pineapples flourish on Majuro

Pineapples flourish on Majuro

KELLY LORENNIJ Farms in Laura have successfully collaborated with the College of Micronesia and College of the Marshall Islands for sustainable and commercial cultivation of pineapples. Including the Taiwan Technical Mission and local farmers Jabukja Aikne and Foster Lanwe based in Lomar village of Laura, more than 2,000 pineapple plants have been successfully brought to […]

Telphina makes Jaluit history

Telphina makes Jaluit history

Telphina Philimon graduated from the College of the Marshall Islands Distant Learning Center in Jaluit Atoll with an AA degree in Education Tuesday, the first person to graduate since the addition of CMI extension programs on Jaluit.Telphina graduated alongside 16 Adult Basic Education students as part of CMI’s many programs. Read more about this in […]

Students flowing to Eastern Oregon University

Students flowing to Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University’s Genesis Meaderds and Sam McCumber were on-island earlier this month to make early admission and application easy and seamless for students. Admissions Counselor Meaderds offered financial aid counseling while McCumber, an academic advisor, assisted with academic issues. Until this visit, there was a gap between admissions and getting to the campus in […]

United aborts Majuro flight after engine fire

United aborts Majuro flight after engine fire

KELLY LORENNIJ On board UA flight 132 United Airlines flight 132 with 142 passengers onboard was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff from Honolulu International Airport earlier this week when the aircraft’s port-side engine began spewing flames.The engine compression unit caught fire, aborting the Sunday (Hawaii time) Island Hopper destined for Majuro and points […]

ADB expands funding to islands

ADB expands funding to islands

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will expand support to help the Pacific islands to help build stronger resilience to global economic shocks, disasters, and climate change, ADB President Takehiko Nakao said at the recent 52nd Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board of Governors in Fiji. Speaking to Pacific Developing Member Country (DMC) Governors, Nakao said the […]

Trump meets FAS ‘family’

Trump meets FAS ‘family’

GIFF JOHNSON President Hilda Heine joined with Palau and Federated States of Micronesia presidents in a historic meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday (Majuro date) at the White House — the first time the three presidents from the freely associated states have met an American president as a group. In lead up meetings with Interior […]

Milañ engages in Japan exchange

Milañ engages in Japan exchange

KELLY LORENNIJ Three young women from the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau recently completed the 10-day Micronesian Young Leaders Program under the Association for Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) in Japan. Milañ Loeak, managing director of Lieom N. Corporation, her family’s investment company, was selected from the RMI on the invitation of […]

Robo fun in FSM

Robo fun in FSM

Student robotics clubs from six high schools across Pohnpei State gathered earlier this month for the Micronesian capital’s first-ever Robo Day. Each team fielded a robot that they built, programmed and customized to compete on a customized course. Drivers raced their robots through timed rounds, battling to gain points by pushing, dropping, and throwing tennis […]