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Pearl harvest shows promise

Pearl harvest shows promise

A pearl harvest and re-seeding of black lip pearl oysters was a major focus at Namdrik late last month. The community harvested about 1,000 pearls and seeded thousands more oysters that were put back in the lagoon for future harvests. Minister Mattlan Zackhras, who represents Namdrik in Nitijela, said the pearl farm has received a […]

Hilda networks with donors

Hilda networks with donors

President Hilda Heine met with numerous heads of state during the Pacific Islands Forum in Pohnpei last week, including Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. She held meetings with 14 donor agencies and nations on the side while the Forum meetings progressed. The two key issues commanding focus of the leaders was response to climate changes […]

Murder in Uliga

Murder in Uliga

An Asian woman was brutally murdered Tuesday in Majuro at her business-home just a stone’s throw away from the National Police Station in Uliga. Her body was found Tuesday night by friends who called police. Majuro hospital emergency ward declared 44-year old Chinmei Wang as dead on arrival at 11pm Tuesday night. Wang reportedly had […]

Zackios meets US Marshallese, Obama Friday

Zackios meets US Marshallese, Obama Friday

RMI Ambassador to the United States Gerald Zackios is scheduled to present his diplomatic credentials to President Barack Obama at the White House this Friday. In the meantime, he made his first visit to the Marshallese community in Sacramento, California earlier in September. He spoke to hundreds of Marshallese at an event hosted by the […]

Youth unleash their artistic skills

Youth unleash their artistic skills

GIFF JOHNSON An observation about summer youth camps organized by Jo-Jikum’s Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and Milan Loeak: Both of these young women are are expanding their horizons, getting out of their “comfort zones” to offer local young people numerous opportunities to express themselves in creative ways. But it’s more than providing the right environment for young […]

MALGov police get IT

MALGov police get IT

Following five weeks of morning sessions at Alele Museum in Majuro, five police officers from Majuro Atoll Local Government received certificates of achievement for completing the Basic Computer and Microsoft Application course. The group is the second batch of local police officers to undergo the course. Alele staffers Tarlos Larron and Angeline deBrum conducted the […]

New era opens for CMI

New era opens for CMI

ISAAC MARTY New students entering College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) is but one of many new things happening at CMI. Narose Jorren shows that you need a new ID card. Without it, you can’t get your school materials at the bookstore, meals at the on-campus takeout, internet access with the IT Department, and other […]

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