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Jaluit CMI center takes off

Jaluit CMI center takes off

HILARY HOSIA One of the best developments in the Marshall Islands today is happening in Jaluit Atoll thanks to the symbiotic relationship between the College of Marshall Islands’ Jaluit Distance Education Center and the locals of Jaluit. Lately, the CMI extension program has hired locals only to work in the expansion of its campus, namely […]

Miss Marshalls ready for PNG

Miss Marshalls ready for PNG

Miss Marshall Islands Billma Peter is preparing to be the first Marshall Islands contestant in the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant that is being held from November 23 to December 1 in Papua New Guinea. This week Wednesday, the Office of Commerce, Investment and Tourism (OCIT) sponsored a morning practice session for Peter to field questions […]

US listens to RMI

US listens to RMI

The Marshall Islands government recently received a delegation comprised of officials from the US Departments of State, Interior and Defense as part of a “listening tour” to the Freely Associated States. Heading the US delegation was Suzanne Lawrence who is Director for the Office of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands under the Bureau […]

Laura residents get ‘gravity lights’

Laura residents get ‘gravity lights’

EVE BURNS  Commonly known as a go-getter councilman, Jina David joined with Laura High School seniors to distribute gravity light devices throughout Jeirok and Arrak villages last week. The project, “Gravity Lights,” is sponsored by the Majuro Atoll Local Government, the Jo-Jikum youth organization, the National Energy Office, and led by David.  People were happy […]

UN expanding RMI program

UN expanding RMI program

A high level dialogue between officials from the Marshall Islands and the United Nations happened in Majuro in mid-October, foreshadowing a major change in UN operations in the north Pacific.The dialogue was attended by members of Cabinet, Heads of Departments (HoD), and Heads and representatives of seven UN agencies. The dialogue opened with a prayer […]

‘Postals’ remain wildcard for election

‘Postals’ remain wildcard for election

GIFF JOHNSON The November 18 national election is arguably the most significant in the RMI’s history. The vote will elect national leadership that will be responsible to oversee negotiations with the US for post-2023 Compact funding and to guide the RMI through a period of increasingly contentious relations between China and the US, which has […]

Marshall Islands Acquiring Financial Independence through the Power of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Marshall Islands Acquiring Financial Independence through the Power of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

By Daniel Popa, Anchor CEO and Founder The Republic of the Marshall Islands has used the US dollar as its main currency since becoming an independent democratic nation in 1979. With the US dollar depreciating in value and losing more than 55% of its purchasing power in the last 25 years https://theanchor.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Anchor-Official-Whitepaper-5-3-1.pdf , combined with […]

Filipinos renew passports

Filipinos renew passports

The Filipino Association of the Marshall Islands held its second passport event on the weekend at RRE Hotel from October 26 to 28 with 144 people applying for new passports. A number of these are dual citizens.  To facilitate the passport process, the Association helped organize for four Filipino officials to come to Majuro from […]

Wutwut in ICU after accident

Wutwut in ICU after accident

HILARY HOSIA Footage of the gruesome vehicle accident that sent 12-year-old Evangeline “Wutwut” John to the Majuro hospital last Saturday is under review by law enforcement, the child’s mother and National Police Officer Pamela Rubon-Note told the Journal.Wutwut was struck right outside her family store in Batkan while crossing the street. “She was going to […]

Postal vote appeal denied

Postal vote appeal denied

GIFF JOHNSON The question of whether off-island Marshallese would get to vote through some absentee ballot procedure was laid to rest Tuesday this week when the RMI Supreme Court rejected an “emergency motion for rehearing/reconsideration” of the Supreme Court’s decision in early October. The earlier opinion said although Nitijela Law 2016-28 is unconstitutional by eliminating […]