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Meram welcomed in Majuro, Ebeye

Meram welcomed in Majuro, Ebeye

WILMER JOEL and HILARY HOSIA A new chapter is unfolding for Marshalls Energy Company (MEC) with the arrival of its fuel tanker Meram. The word “meram” means light in Marshallese. This fuel tanker alone can store 160,000 gallons of fuel and is capable of delivering to multiple islands. MEC hosted a christening ceremony for this […]

Beran back in action

Beran back in action

KAREN EARNSHAW Marshallese citizen Martin Daly is happy to tell the world that Ailinglapalp’s Beran Island resort will be back in action on November 1 with his Indies Trader website announcing that the Marshall Islands’ “border gate is now well and truly swung open.”CEO of the company, Shane Peel, said in an email Monday that […]

Public schools slow to start

Public schools slow to start

Despite Health authorities giving schools the “all-clear” to resume classes September 18, the Public School System had not as of Wednesday this week confirmed a date for its schools to open their doors for the current school year. Marshall Islands High School issued a notice this week that it will begin a phased return to […]

Private schools back in action

Private schools back in action

Rita Elementary School has the distinction of being the first Public School System school in Majuro to return to in-person classes — but Monday’s return to school turned out to be a short-lived effort, as apparently PSS HQ directed RES to resume the “learning packet” pickup and drop off method in use by the rest […]

Islands help each other

Islands help each other

WILMER JOEL The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) donated pallets of Covid-19 test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) last week to support neighboring islands.“Community members throughout the Pacific really helped us during this time,” said Secretary of Health Jack Niedenthal. Niedenthal also mentioned that the Marshall Islands is active, too, in helping […]

Japan hands over 3 buses

Japan hands over 3 buses

Japan Ambassador Kazunari Tanaka attended the handover ceremony of new school buses for Ajeltake Elementary School, Laura High School and Majuro Cooperative School earlier this month. $83,968 was provided to fund the bus for each school through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP). The public school ceremony was attended by Education Minister […]

RMI says bye-bye to Hsiao

RMI says bye-bye to Hsiao

WILMER JOEL Taiwan Ambassador Jeffery Hsaio and his wife Jasmine were showered with gifts and serenaded at their farewell party last Saturday at the Marshall Islands Resort poolside. Ambassador Hsaio holds the record for the most visits to neighboring islands made by an ambassador to RMI, according to both the ambassador and Minister of Natural […]

Final Compact year funding ok’d

Final Compact year funding ok’d

The Joint Economic and Financial Accountability Committee (JEMFAC) held its annual meeting through a brief virtual call between the RMI and US members August 31. Representing the RMI was the newly appointed JEMFAC Vice Chairperson Foreign Minister Kitlang Kabua and Finance Minister Brenson Wase were joined by Ambassador Gerald Zackios and representatives from RMI Compact […]

RMI record budget set to pass

RMI record budget set to pass

The Nitijela is expected to return to session this week Thursday to hear the report of the Appropriation Committee on the proposed $297.5 million FY2023 national budget. The committee wrapped up a week of public hearings Monday this week. The hearings were briefer than some past years due to Nitijela opening the third week of […]

3 head to UWC schools

3 head to UWC schools

EVE BURNS, GIFF JOHNSON Marshall Islands United World College (UWC) National Committee selected three intelligent and sharp-witted young ladies as recipients of two-year scholarships to three different UWC schools abroad. UWC is made up of a network of 18 schools on four continents. The majority of them focus on high school, with some also catering […]