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Education week in high gear

Education week in high gear

President Dr. Hilda Heine participated in Friday’s Education Week opening ceremony at the College of the Marshall Islands’ SGT Solomon Sam Basketball Court. Heine delivered empowering remarks during the ceremony highlighting the importance of the Education Week. She mentioned that Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate public education, inform the community of the accomplishments […]

Taiwan helps wave victims

Taiwan helps wave victims

Taiwan Ambassador Steve CC Hsia donated $40,000 to the government of the Marshall Islands last week for aid to Arno and Ailinglaplap atolls that were hit by strong waves last month. Hsia said the contribution is to be divided equally between the two atolls to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to the two atolls affected by […]

Fixing the cell network

Fixing the cell network

GIFF JOHNSON Dropped calls and calls that don’t go through. That’s been a way of life for cell phone users in the Marshall Islands. The upcoming Micronesian Games is not only improving and expanding sports facilities that people here will enjoy long after the games, but it is leading to what is hoped to be […]

Acting is ‘magical’ to Wilmer

Acting is ‘magical’ to Wilmer

KAREN EARNSHAW “When I was a kid, my father told me there was to be a play and that we should go see it,” said Wilmer Joel, then a Rita Elementary School student. It was 2014 and the musical was Fiddler on the Roof: “I was captivated. I felt a magical tingling feeling as I […]

Ebeye road upgrade

Ebeye road upgrade

HILARY HOSIA Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority is paving the way for the future of Ebeye — quite literally. The KADA-designated contractor Pacific International Inc. has been on the roll with the  Ebeye paving since the end of January. Last week, PII was paving the busiest intersection that connects the main traffic and commuters to and […]

Bikinians get unusual payment

Bikinians get unusual payment

The KBE Local Government handed out the first quarterly compensation payments to Bikinians in 14 months this past Friday. Since the late 1980s, quarterly payments had been provided to Bikinians like clockwork, based on the Bikini Claims Trust Fund, which was capitalized by the first Compact of Free Association’s nuclear test compensation section. But money […]

Nauru-RMI talk air deal

Nauru-RMI talk air deal

The idea of Honolulu air service has been discussed within the Marshall Islands Cabinet-appointed Aviation Task Force, as well as with Nauru Airlines officials, for a number of years. Minister for Nauru Air Corporation Asterio Appi and Minister in Assistance to the President of the Marshall Islands Bremity Lakjohn signed an air services memorandum of […]

Oliver! crew hard at rehearsal

Oliver! crew hard at rehearsal

KAREN EARNSHAW Rehearsals for the musical Oliver! are in full swing and going well at the Marshall Islands High School library each weekday afternoon and on Saturdays and we hear that the construction and painting of the sets is also coming along nicely. Producers Professor Andrew Garrod and Bonny Taggart and the rest of the […]

Honoring Operation Flintlock

Honoring Operation Flintlock

HILARY HOSIA The remains of a fallen US service member believed missing since World War II in the Marshall Islands was finally homebound last week following the official handover by the US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) at the Richardson Theater last Friday. The development was one of the many highlights during the four-day celebrations in […]

Kirtake ‘catches 5’

Kirtake ‘catches 5’

Six teams left the calm of the lagoon in the early hours of Saturday morning to compete in the Marshalls Billfish Club’s Catch 5 fishing derby: Kirtake, Hangloose Jacqueline, Nali, Jambo and Te’a Lilly. Of the six, two teams managed to bring onboard the required species with Captain Ronnie Reimers and the team on Kirtake […]