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Election shifts momentum to opposition

Election shifts momentum to opposition

GIFF JOHNSON Unofficial election results released this week show that the balance of power has shifted from President Hilda Heine’s government to the opposition. The opposition now appears to have an outright majority of 17, and possibly more as the country awaits the announcement of the complete unofficial vote tabulation results that start a two-week […]

Ebeye: 4 new generators

Ebeye: 4 new generators

GIFF JOHNSON Three rental generators have stabilized Ebeye Island’s power situation as the island waits for four new generators to be installed over the next several months. Two new generators arrived last month and their installation is waiting on the arrival of two new alternators. In the meantime, two additional complete generator sets — including […]

CMI students target drug use

CMI students target drug use

HILARY HOSIA The College of Marshall Islands is preparing to combat the spread of cocaine and methamphetamine following a survey indicating some college students are using illicit drugs. The survey of 326 students shows 12 percent have tried cocaine while 13 percent have experienced methamphetamine (also known as “ice”). One third of the students who […]

Turnout mixed in Majuro

Turnout mixed in Majuro

Voter turnout Monday varied around Majuro. While many of the outer island absentee voting locations showed heavy turnout and long lines, some Majuro regular voting stations saw relatively few voters. The Rita ward voting station at Rita Elementary School was prepared for 1,200 voters, the number registered. To accommodate the anticipated large number of voters, […]

Coop-Laura basketball showdown

Coop-Laura basketball showdown

HILARY HOSIA What happens when the Mad Dogs bite? The Tiger Sharks bite back. That’s what took place during the Sports & Extracurricular Program-run high school championship between the boys and girls varsity teams from Laura High School and Majuro Cooperative School last Wednesday at the Staff Sergeant Solomon Sam Sports Center. The first game […]

Hilda’s team takes a hit

Hilda’s team takes a hit

GIFF JOHNSON With all Majuro wards tabulated, unofficial results show two incumbent Nitijela senators will lose their re-election bid, while a third is hanging onto fifth place by fewer than 30 votes — with absentee votes still to be included. At Kwajalein, a strong showing by newcomer Kitlang Kabua bumped seven-term incumbent Alvin Jacklick into […]

Jaluit CMI center takes off

Jaluit CMI center takes off

HILARY HOSIA One of the best developments in the Marshall Islands today is happening in Jaluit Atoll thanks to the symbiotic relationship between the College of Marshall Islands’ Jaluit Distance Education Center and the locals of Jaluit. Lately, the CMI extension program has hired locals only to work in the expansion of its campus, namely […]

Miss Marshalls ready for PNG

Miss Marshalls ready for PNG

Miss Marshall Islands Billma Peter is preparing to be the first Marshall Islands contestant in the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant that is being held from November 23 to December 1 in Papua New Guinea. This week Wednesday, the Office of Commerce, Investment and Tourism (OCIT) sponsored a morning practice session for Peter to field questions […]

US listens to RMI

US listens to RMI

The Marshall Islands government recently received a delegation comprised of officials from the US Departments of State, Interior and Defense as part of a “listening tour” to the Freely Associated States. Heading the US delegation was Suzanne Lawrence who is Director for the Office of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands under the Bureau […]

UN expanding RMI program

UN expanding RMI program

A high level dialogue between officials from the Marshall Islands and the United Nations happened in Majuro in mid-October, foreshadowing a major change in UN operations in the north Pacific.The dialogue was attended by members of Cabinet, Heads of Departments (HoD), and Heads and representatives of seven UN agencies. The dialogue opened with a prayer […]