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UN backs Likiep shore defense

UN backs Likiep shore defense

The first grant to support shoreline protection at Likiep Atoll was signed earlier this week by Likiep Atoll Mayor Nicholas deBrum and UNDP Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program National Coordinator Yoshiko Yamaguchi. The agreement signing was witnessed Tony Alik, Deputy Director of Waan Aelon in Majel, who was representing the grantee for the new […]

Nitijela honors Enewetak ‘veterans’

Nitijela honors Enewetak ‘veterans’

Before adjourning last month, Nitijela adopted 11 resolutions, including honoring the Americans who worked on the nuclear test cleanup at Enewetak.These include: • Resolution 15, Radiological Cleanup of Enewetak Atoll, 1977-1980, recognizing the American military and civilian workers who participated in the cleanup. • Resolution 16, Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial Documents in […]

Alana is Miss Teen FAMI

Alana is Miss Teen FAMI

A huge crowd attended the Filipino Association of the Marshall Islands’ gala Miss Teen FAMI coronation night Saturday at the ICC.They witnessed Alana Hernandez, who represented Cebu, winning this year’s Miss Teen FAMI award.The first runner up was Jamee Margareth Taala (Miss Teen Cagayan Valley) and second runner up was Aliah Villegas (Miss Teen Bulacan). There […]

MIHS dethrones basketball powerhouse

MIHS dethrones basketball powerhouse

GIFF JOHNSONLarge crowds, energetic and loud fans, and hard-fought competition last week was the order of the day at the two high school basketball league championship games.Despite repeated rain delays, the players put on a show — and their fans loved it, shouting, beeping vehicle horns, and banging tins (no sports contest in RMI is […]

WAM trains its own

WAM trains its own

GIFF JOHNSONIn the consultant-dependent world of the Marshall Islands, the Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) program stands out.“Everyone who works at WAM is Marshallese,” said Director Alson Kelen in a recent interview. “WAM is about training,” he said. “It’s what we do.” While the program has relied in the past on […]

President Amata Kabua honored

President Amata Kabua honored

The RMI President’s Office sponsored a commemoration event to honor first President and Iroojlaplap Amata Kabua on his birthday Tuesday this week, a national holiday for Presidents’ Day.The ceremony began with an opening prayer by Nitijela Chaplain Rev. Palukne Johnny, followed by the national anthem led by Rita United Church of Christ (UCC) Youth. Remarks […]