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Music Man lights up Majuro

Music Man lights up Majuro

KELLY LORENNIJ Seasoned theatergoers counted down the last few seconds to lights out during Tuesday night’s show at the International Conference Center where family, friends and fans of The Music Man occupied more than half the room. The musical, deemed a “masterpiece” in theatre, is a romantic comedy with book, music and lyrics by Meredith […]

65th Bravo anniversary marked in Majuro

65th Bravo anniversary marked in Majuro

KELLY LORENNIJ The annual Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day brought the community together to commemorate the Marshallese nuclear weapons test legacy with a solidarity march led by RMI President Hilda Heine and US Ambassador Karen Stewart, followed by speeches, posters, essays and music. Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack recognized the work put in by students and national […]

Nitijela likes MIDB taxi scheme

Nitijela likes MIDB taxi scheme

HILARY HOSIA The Nitijela audit panel conducting public hearings for government and state owned enterprises this week is following a new method: they are looking beyond the numbers and zeroing in on how to improve services. The Public Accounts Committee is chaired by Maloelap Senator Bruce Bilimon, a longtime employee at the Ministry of Finance […]

Math whiz departs Marshalls

KELLY LORENNIJ “I am from Japan, but the Marshall Islands is my second home,” Daishiro Taniguchi told the Journal before his departure for Japan last week. Taniguchi taught secondary math for two years as a Japan International Cooperation Agency volunteer, and returned to work as a math specialist for the Public School System at the […]

Women push postal vote

Women push postal vote

HILARY HOSIA Nitijela senators began endorsing a plan to repeal the postal absentee ballot ban Wednesday following the presentation of a petition to restore voting for islanders living off-shore by Evelyn Konou and Biram Stege. Over 800 Marshallese citizens endorsed the petition, for which Parliament Speaker Kenneth Kedi and Maloelap Senator Bruce Bilimon publicly announced […]

MIMRA signs historic Thai pact

MIMRA signs historic Thai pact

An agreement that is expected to boost tuna fishery management was signed last week in Thailand between the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority and Thailand’s Department of Fisheries. Thailand is a major global hub for tuna processing and Majuro has the world’s busiest tuna transshipment port. Tuna transshipments from fishing vessels to refrigerated carrier vessels is a […]

Taxi fares stay the same

Taxi fares stay the same

The Taxi Drivers Association wishes to inform the public that the one dollar fare in downtown is still in affect and no changes were made following a meeting at Delap Park last week. “The fare is still at one dollar for sedans and 75 cents for vans around the DUD area,” the association told the […]