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Dexter gets stamp of approval

Dexter gets stamp of approval

EVE BURNS Dexter Jikit was named the new RMI Postmaster General this week by the board of the RMI Postal Services Authority. Jikit started working in the post office in 2015 and worked his way up the ladder from handling mail to his new role as Postmaster General. He replaces Ainrik George who is now […]

Japan funds bus for school

Japan funds bus for school

Japan Ambassador Norio Saito participated in the handover ceremony of a new school bus that Japan government funding purchased for Long Island Elementary School last week. The $81,985 project was funded through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP). Top level Public School System officials joined the event, including PSS Commissioner Kanchi Hosia […]

Women show fishing talent

Women show fishing talent

Last weekend’s Eighth Annual Breast Cancer Urok (bottom fishing) Tournament generated strong participation, particularly from women fishers who turned out in force. The bottom fishing competition run by the Majuro Urok Club brought out 36 teams involving an estimated 180 participants — most of them women — including male boat operators this past Saturday. Team […]

Tribute to music icon

Tribute to music icon

GIFF JOHNSON Eddie Enos was described as a “genius artist” who not only inspired dozens of Marshallese musicians but resonated with everyone from babies to old folks. “Eddie was a big inspiration to me,” said Yasta “Yastamon” Bolkeim, Power 103.5FM’s anchor disk jockey and well known singer. “It’s why I wanted to be a musician. […]

$ ‘gap’ puts short hold on lunch

$ ‘gap’ puts short hold on lunch

Despite Nitijela tripling funding for the school lunch program in the national budget approved late last month, the Public School System lunch program ground to a halt September 30 with the expiration of the last fiscal year. There was no lunch program for the first nine days of October, which included the first quarter exam […]

The story of Miss Joanne

The story of Miss Joanne

The christening of a new boat at the Ministry of Health and Human Services this week is one of two projects at Majuro hospital that demonstrate the power of people-to-people connections. Monday morning this week, the Journal received this note: “We have a boat dedication ceremony today at 4pm at the medical supply area. Could […]

Micro ultimatum on Zackios

Micro ultimatum on Zackios

GIFF JOHNSONThe five Micronesian leaders have drawn a line in the sand over their support of the nomination of Marshall Islands Ambassador Gerald Zackios to head the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. Palau and the FSM have taken the lead, saying if the Forum does not support the Micronesia area nominee, they will consider pulling out […]

Don’t forget your teachers

Don’t forget your teachers

Laura Elementary School celebrated teacher day early this week. World Teachers’ Day was established in 1994 to commemorate the signing of the 1966 United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization/International Labor Organization recommendation concerning the status of teachers. If the teachers at Laura Elementary were feeling under-appreciated before, the students really stepped up their game […]

Covid impacts Marshallese in US

Covid impacts Marshallese in US

The first Marshallese has died of coronavirus in Hawaii, according to a report issued by the RMI Consulate in Hawaii last month. The report contained information on Covid-19 infections specific to the Marshallese community in Hawaii, prevention activities of the Consulate and the local community, and information on the overall Covid-19 situation in Hawaii. Up […]

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