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Russian yacht appears, disappears

Russian yacht appears, disappears

KAREN EARNSHAW A yacht that arrived in Mili Atoll last week was on Tuesday this week reported to be headed north and was in the vicinity of Utrok Atoll. Last Thursday, Assistant Police Commissioner Harris Kaiko reached out to an official of the Mieco Beach Yacht Club, asking if the club knew anything about a […]

Yubok, Zeah join Joss in song

Yubok, Zeah join Joss in song

Daniel Kramer’s Six9Too Productions is at it again. This week, Joss Stone, the well-known American singer and songwriter who visited Majuro in 2019, released a music video on her Facebook page featuring herself, Isaiah ‘Zeah’ Kramer, and the late Yubok Lokiar sitting on the beach at Enemanit Island having a conversation and singing a Marshallese […]

Marshalls vaccinates fishermen

Marshalls vaccinates fishermen

GIFF JOHNSON The Marshall Islands launched Covid-19 vaccinations for commercial fishermen temporarily in port Majuro this past week — possibly the first Pacific island to vaccinate fishermen. With the country vaccination program nearing 80 percent completion for the two urban centers, and public health teams now conducting vaccinations for remote outer islands, the Ministry of Health […]

Taxi drivers keen on Covid aid

Taxi drivers keen on Covid aid

WILMER JOEL Majuro Taxi Drivers Association held a meeting at Awa Zero this week Monday to talk about the importance of incorporating their association with a charter and bylaws. They held a “how to establish it” session, which was conducted by volunteers Gold Wase and Kellynne Brechtefeld. The meeting also discussed ways to fix problems […]

Children’s program gets support

Children’s program gets support

A signing ceremony involving President David Kabua and Health Minister Bruce Bilimon was held June 3 at the Cabinet to advance the work of the Early Child Development program. The two leaders are lending their support to the RMI effort to help bring awareness concerning children’s health and lifestyle in the Marshall Islands. The program […]

14 graduated from AHS

14 graduated from AHS

Assumption High School’s 47th commencement exercise took place May 30 at the school compound for 14 graduates. The graduation motto is taken from a text in the holy Bible in Proverbs 3:6: “Seek his will in all you do and He will show you which path to take.” The ceremony was conducted by Class of […]

Japan makes big marine donation

Japan makes big marine donation

Japan Ambassador Norio Saito handed over 18 boats and a radio communication system to Natural Resources and Commerce Minister Sandy Alfred in a ceremony at Uliga Dock May 25. The ceremony was witnessed by President David Kabua, Reverend Palukne Johnny, President of United Church of Christ, Minister of Works, Infrastructure and Utilities Jiba Kabua, Minister […]

Nuclear archive in progress

Nuclear archive in progress

A group of local NGOs and interested individuals is working on preparing a Marshall Islands Digital Archive focused on the effects of nuclear weapons testing. College of the Marshall Islands Nuclear Club, Jo-Jikum, REACH-MI, Alele Museum and photographer Chewy Lin were all present last month for a nuclear legacy digital archive workshop at CMI’s old […]

Mayors name new leadership

Mayors name new leadership

The two top positions in the Marshall Islands Mayors Association changed hands Monday this week at the opening of the group’s annual meeting. Wotje Mayor Joe Hanchor was elected the new president of MIMA at Monday’s opening day of the annual meeting. The election took place after the opening held at the International Conference Center […]