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Letao to take stage in Hawaii

Letao to take stage in Hawaii

GIFF JOHNSON The infamous Marshallese trickster Letao is scheduled to take center-stage in Honolulu next year.  He will make a world premiere at Kumu Kahua Theater as a central character in a new play, “[x]other: a micro story,” written by Daniel Kelin, II. [x]other: a micro story will be featured at the Hawaii theater for […]

Majuro Day’s big Laura bash

Majuro Day’s big Laura bash

Whoever said that the Majuro Day spirit is dead was proven wrong last weekend when many gathered at Laura Ball Field to join in the fun. This year Majuro Day games were the basketball championship games for men and women, won by Uliga men and Rairok women. Track and field events featured 100 and 200 […]

Power coming to Santo

Power coming to Santo

HILARY HOSIA For the first time in history, power will be available to the people of Ennibur Island, more commonly known as Santo or Third Island on Kwajalein Atoll. The island is home to nearly 1,000 Marshallese, many of whom are children.The development unfolded in a discussion by Kwajalein Mayor Hirata Kabua and President David […]

Women talk business

Women talk business

The official launch event for the Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Network was held at the Marshall Islands Resort last Saturday. Representatives from the national women’s organization WUTMI, the Ministries of Natural Resources and Commerce and Culture and Internal Affairs, the Office of Commerce, Investment and Tourism, the Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from local businesses joined […]

The 42-day ocean drift

The 42-day ocean drift

HILARY HOSIA Their ocean saga started from the largest coral atoll in the world and ended at the world’s smallest. Kwajalein fishermen Godfrey Capelle, Benjamin Thomas and Junior Joram called for help on the phone when their outboard engine died midway through their fishing trip on April 2. The rough ocean condition that day made […]

RMI extends travel ban

RMI extends travel ban

The RMI National Disaster Committee extended the Covid-19 border closure for another month with the issuance of a new Travel Advisory late last week. Chief Secretary Kino Kabua issued Travel Advisory 14 June 4, extending the ban on incoming travelers to July 5. It also continues the ban on travel between Majuro and Kwajalein on […]

RMI accountants “up-skill”

RMI accountants “up-skill”

A group of 17 government workers were honored last Friday for completing the first-ever eight-month-long governmental accounting course, a collaboration between the Ministry of Finance and the College of the Marshall Islands. The ceremony was held at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room to recognize the 17 who successfully completed the course. Finance Minister Alfred […]

Marshalls loses “gifted” orator, poet

Marshalls loses “gifted” orator, poet

GIFF JOHNSON A Marshallese man “highly gifted with words” and knowledge of the Marshall Islands died this week in Majuro at the age of 71. Throughout his life, Cent Langidrik was a teacher, school principal, Education Secretary, Public Service Commission Chairman and, most recently, a member of the RMI Customary Law and Language Commission. Aside […]