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School lunches launched

School lunches launched

ISAAC MARTY The $800,000 school lunch program that was budgeted by the RMI for fiscal year 2016 commenced late last month. Laura Elementary School, Rairok Elementary School, Majuro Middle School, and Marshall Islands High School (MIHS) were the first of 15 public schools (including kindergarten, elementary, high school, and special education) on Majuro to receive […]

Heine’s Cabinet sworn in

Heine’s Cabinet sworn in

The new members of the President Hilda Heine’s Cabinet took the oath of office Monday during a swearing-in ceremony administered by District Court Presiding Judge Milton Zackios at the International Conference Center. The ceremony took place following President Heine’s submission of nominations to Speaker Kenneth Kedi for appointment as Ministers of the Cabinet, pursuant to […]

Arkansas’ basketball dream team

Arkansas’ basketball dream team

They got game and they’re traveling to Marshall Islands to prove it. This photo, taken by Marshallese Educational Initiative’s Dr. April Brown recently, shows the Northwest Arkansas basketball dream team with their organizers at Springdale, Arkansas. Following intensive elimination tryouts, the team finally named their players who will compete during the Constitution Day frenzy in […]

Agencies unite for key training

Agencies unite for key training

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications Division of Maritime Safety through its Port State Control Program collaborated with the Office of the Maritime Administrator (RMI ship registry) and the RMI EPA to host and conduct an advance training to facilitate the implementation of national and international rules on the prevention of pollution from ships.  Participants […]

The King’s royal children

The King’s royal children

Children as young as five will star in the upcoming “The King and I” musical scheduled to hit the International Conference Center at the beginning of next month. Choreographer Ilona Bito, who flew in from New York City this week, is  helping out at the afternoon rehearsals, which are in full throttle mode. Ilona started […]

Hilda emerges as RMI President

Hilda emerges as RMI President

GIFF JOHNSON The ousting Tuesday of President Casten Nemra, only two weeks into his term as President, by a successful vote of no confidence, suggests family ties have trumped customary authority that once dominated Nitijela’s leadership lineup. Dr. Hilda Heine’s election Wednesday — with 24 out of 30 votes — is another unprecedented twist in […]

Bobo bats 1000

Bobo bats 1000

Jefferson Bobo, a young man from the island of Ebeye, is thriving in his new career in the US Navy, which follows a couple years of working at the Ministry of Public Works after he became the first Marshall Islander to graduate from the US Coast Guard Academy, with a degree in engineering. After departing […]

Bikes new Baninnur Club donation

Bikes new Baninnur Club donation

Ten new bicycles, including helmets and rear flashing lights for the only bikers’ club on island, College of the Marshall Islands based Baninnur Club, were received from Do It Best last week. The items were purchased through a $2,000 grant funded by the Kiwanis Club of LaJolla, California. Baninnur Club co-founder Winder Loeak said there […]

US quits fish treaty

US quits fish treaty

GIFF JOHNSON The US government officially announced it is pulling out of the US Pacific islands fisheries treaty, a move that will take effect in 12 months, according to the terms of the nearly 30-year old deal. The US State Department advised the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) this past weekend that it had officially communicated […]

Nitijela Vote of No Confidence motion

Nitijela Vote of No Confidence motion

ISAAC MARTY The resumption of Nitijela’s 37th Constitutional Regular Session Monday was cut short due to the introduction of a Vote of No Confidence (VONC) motion presented by opposition senators. Ebon Senator John Silk introduced the motion. The VONC document was pre-filed last week Thursday, which prompted Speaker Kenneth Kedi to recall Nitijela to receive […]

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