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Women in majority at TRC

Women in majority at TRC

For the first time in the nearly 40-year history of the Traditional Rights Court, there is a majority of permanent judges who are women on the three-member panel. On Friday, High Court Chief Justice Carl Ingram swore in Chief Judge Grace Leban and new Associate Judge Claire Loeak. Leban is a continuing judge who took […]

Randon: ‘Let’s be climate smart’

Randon: ‘Let’s be climate smart’

EVE BURNSRandon Jack is known to like getting his hands in the dirt. He’s a hands-on gardener, while also a futuristic, forward thinker.Randon told the Journal that when people hear the word “agriculture,” they usually think of it as farming, when it is more than that. “Agriculture is the practice of growing food crops in […]

Kedi: DEZRA ‘questions answered’

Kedi: DEZRA ‘questions answered’

GIFF JOHNSON “We’ve addressed all the concerns about DEZRA in the floor amendment that was passed (last Friday),” Speaker Kenneth Kedi told the Journal Tuesday this week.Over the past several weeks, legislation to establish the Digital Economic Zone of Rongelap Atoll was criticized or questioned by US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral, the US-based Financial Volunteer Services […]

Tuna cartel opens new HQ

Tuna cartel opens new HQ

GIFF JOHNSON The powerful Pacific island fisheries bloc PNA opened a multi-million dollar, four-story headquarters in Majuro May 6. The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), which controls waters where half of the world’s skipjack tuna is caught, held a “soft” opening for the recently completed headquarters building. It was built by local contractor Pacific […]

Dazzling performances at ‘open mic’

Dazzling performances at ‘open mic’

WILMER JOEL Jo-Jikum did it once again by pulling off a spectacular open mic session that featured many awe-inspiring performances and displays inside of the old library at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) last Friday. People of all ages took the mic and stole the show with their diverse talents including poetry, arts […]

Taxi drivers get organized

Taxi drivers get organized

WILMER JOEL The Majuro Taxi Drivers Association made history in late April by holding a momentous ceremony for the inauguration of their newly elected officers at the Chiyaya Anmontha Park in Jenrok. It was the first time for the association to do this in the 50 years since its establishment and it produced attendance of […]

Climate art grabs interest

Climate art grabs interest

WILMER JOEL As part of RMI National Climate Week, Jo-Jikum in collaboration with United Nations Peacebuilders and the International Office for Migration (IOM), held a Climate Security Arts Workshop for the public in the old library at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI). Jo-Jikum’s Director Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and the interns helped manage the event […]