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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 […]

Japan students enjoy Majuro exchange

Japan students enjoy Majuro exchange

ISAAC MARTY Sixteen students from various elementary and high schools in Japan were among a delegation of 25 that visited Majuro recently for the annual Japan and Marshall Islands Student Exchange Program funded by the Japan Embassy. According to group leader Director Nobuhiro Yasuura, they were part of a larger group that came out of […]

Audits show theft of grant funds

Audits show theft of grant funds

The audit for Wotje Atoll Local Government said $60,000 in funding from a Japan grant for the construction of a community center was misappropriated (embezzled) in the 2009-2014 period. Checks for $40,000 and $20,000 were issued to a company for building materials, but “based on our review of the supporting invoices, they appear fictitious as […]

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