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Covid is knocking on the RMI’s door

Covid is knocking on the RMI’s door

GIFF JOHNSON With the border opening looming, there is more talk in the community about the arrival of Covid in RMI. There are more questions than answers: Are we ready, will there be lockdowns, will schools be closed? Neighboring FSM opened its borders officially Monday this week — but Covid slipped into Pohnpei and Kosrae […]

Jo-Jikum showcases local talent

Jo-Jikum showcases local talent

WILMER JOEL Jo-Jikum’s Climate and Health Art Seminar showcase once again shook us to our core as we witnessed 37 of our youth unleashing their talents through art, weaving, poetry, filmmaking, and songwriting at the Marshall Islands Resort Melele Room last Friday. The results presented during Friday’s showcase developed from the three-week training that provided […]

Miss Majel pageant cranks up

Miss Majel pageant cranks up

HILARY HOSIA Miss Marshall Islands (MMI) 2022 organizers engaged with local leadership and island committee representatives of upcoming MMI contestants last Thursday at the International Conference Center. The timeline, rules, regulations and expectations of the two-week pageant were shared during the forum. It was announced that Philippine-based media company CSI will be in charge of […]

Abe’s legacy benefits RMI

Abe’s legacy benefits RMI

HILARY HOSIA One of the late Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s valuable contributions to the Marshall Islands was the introduction of the “Sustainable Development Goals Global Leader” program. Then Prime Minister Abe launched the program during the 7th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) in Fukushima, Japan in 2015 with the intention to strengthen economic growth […]

Coronation for Iroojlaplap Mike

Coronation for Iroojlaplap Mike

GIFF JOHNSON Thousands of Marshall Islanders converged on Ebeye Island last week for the first coronation ceremony of a paramount chief in half a century. The gala coronation for Iroojlaplap (paramount chief) Michael LaMañiñi Kabua featured dozens of islanders wearing traditional headdress and finely woven mat clothing unique to the Marshall Islands, spear carrying warriors […]

Lae looks to retake title

Lae looks to retake title

HILARY HOSIA The Ralik Ratak 2022 National Basketball Championship Tournament kicked off last Friday with the usual theme of previous tournaments: Lae rules. Both Lae men’s and women’s teams proved to be the powerhouses in the competition after defeating their opponents by large gaps during the opening games at the Majuro Atoll Local government’s Assumption […]

Taiwan to launch climate fund

Taiwan to launch climate fund

President David Kabua and a delegation left the Marshall Islands Monday afternoon on a Taiwan government-chartered flight to Taipei to launch a five-day state visit. The state visit, at the invitation of the Taiwan government, will run through March 25. This is the President’s first state visit to Taiwan since taking office in 2020. Accompanied […]