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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 […]

Nine scholarships to go to ROC

Nine scholarships to go to ROC

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) announced that six Marshallese high school graduates have been awarded the Taiwan Scholarship sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and three young Marshallese were awarded the Higher Education Scholarship Program sponsored by the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF). This year’s MOFA Taiwan Scholarship students are: […]

Iroij halts DOE Enewetak flight

Iroij halts DOE Enewetak flight

An angry letter from Enewetak Iroij Mores Abraham that caused cancellation of a US government-chartered AMI flight Friday sparked a strongly worded protest from Enewetak elected leaders Monday this week. Abraham, who represents Enewetak on the Council of Iroij, wrote new US Ambassador Karen Stewart last Thursday that the Department of Energy “is conducting a […]

Richson’s Olympic dream run

Richson’s Olympic dream run

KATY ATKINSON and SIMON THOMPSON, The Reporters’ Academy Richson Simeon, 18, broke his personal best sprint time as he recorded a time of 11.81 seconds in the Men’s 100m at the Olympic Stadium in Rio last week. After his moment under the spotlight, Simeon mulled over his race: “There weren’t many expectations on me today, […]

Indian stealth frigate visits Majuro

Indian stealth frigate visits Majuro

ISAAC MARTY The first Indian Navy vessel to visit the Marshall Islands, INS Satpura, was here August 13-15 on a goodwill tour. A welcoming ceremony was held Saturday at the Delap Dock. Minister in Assistance Mattlan Zackhras headed the ceremony and tour of the P-17 Class stealth frigate. “The visit signifies the importance of strengthening […]

Bikinians prefer Bikini to resettle

Bikinians prefer Bikini to resettle

ISAAC MARTY Several hundred Bikinians on Kili and Ejit islands met with the Interior Department’s Insular Affairs Assistant Secretary Esther Kia’aina last week Wednesday and Thursday to discuss resettlement options outside the RMI as well as a nuclear clean up of Bikini. These concerns were brought up last year by the Kili/Bikini/Ejit (KBE) council, and […]

Mattie: Ranked #11 globally

Mattie: Ranked #11 globally

Marshall Islands elite weightlifter Mattie Sasser just keeps getting better, with her latest impressive effort at the Olympic Games in Brazil putting the Marshall Islands on the global sports map. She placed second in her pool of eight lifters from around the world, one KG behind a German lifter and five ahead of a Swedish […]

New PNA CEO arrives Friday

New PNA CEO arrives Friday

Starting this week, there is a new man at the helm of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA). Ludwig Kumoru, former deputy managing director of Papua New Guinea’s National Fisheries Authority, is scheduled to arrive Majuro Friday to take up his post as Chief Executive Officer of the Majuro-based PNA Office. Dr. Transform Aqorau, […]

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