P1 Floating bar coming The Nauru Local Government Council (NLGC) is planning to build a floating bar in Majuro, according to the June 10 issue of The Nauru Post. Namura Shipyard Company of Osaka is being contracted by the NLGC to fabricate an elaborate floating steel structure which will be knocked down into three parts. These parts will be sea freighted to Majuro and assembled in the lagoon as a floating bar complex of the Nauru Hotel in Majuro.
P3 Bucks leaving Kwaj After serving 23 years in Micronesia, Rev. Elden and Alice Buck will be living in Honolulu, where Elden will be interim pastor at the Korean Christian Church. In 1958, Rev. Buck began serving as a missionary in Kosrae, where Alice had lived some years of her childhood with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Harold Hanlin. Rev. Buck served for 13 year as Kwajalein’s Protestant Chaplain since 1968. For the past 15 years, Alice has worked as coordinator the Marshallese Bible Translation Committee, maintaining an office in Ebeye.
P9 Peace Corps approach changed After 15 years of operating in the Trust Territory, the Peace Corps is shifting its emphasis from the district centers to the outer islands and rural areas, according to Jerry Penno, the new Micronesian Country Director.
P11 DES graduates 48 “A highway shall be there” is what the 1981 Delap Elementary School graduates will find upon their graduation if they haven’t already, says the class motto. However, a highway is useless if the graduates don’t know their itinerary, said Speaker Atlan Anien. He told the graduates that Nitijuela is ready and committed to upgrading education in the Marshall Islands.
P3 RMI to open citizenship-selling consulate in Hong Kong The Marshall Islands will open a new consulate in Hong Kong by October 1 “to advance business opportunities,” including the sale of citizenship and registration of ships under the Marshall Islands flag. The Nitijela law allows the naturalization of up to 3,000 people.
P11 Ronnie wins big Ronnie Reimers walked away from the Marshalls Billfish Club awards banquet Monday night with both the President’s Cup and the Atjang Paul trophy, becoming the first fisherman in the Marshalls to win both of the prestigious awards in the same year.
P15 Honolulu teacher brings drama to Marshallese youth messages A drama teacher is spending two months in the Marshalls to develop theater skills among young Marshall Islanders and to gather material for what could be the first full length play about the Marshall Islands ever produced. Daniel Kelin, II, Associate Director for Drama Education with Honolulu Theater for Youth, is working with Youth to Youth in Health to produce a series of skits on health themes and to dramatize Marshallese legends.
P22 Marshalls woos divers at Disneyland Expo A Marshall Islands booth at the Scuba Expo ’93 in Disneyland drew many visitors and much interest from divers who knew little or nothing about the Marshalls. Wallace Peter, the tourism officer for the Ministry of Resources and Development, said they used the booth to build awareness among the American diving community about the great diving in the Marshalls.
P2 Ball team winning The RMI national men’s basketball team won their first three games at the third Micronesian Basketball Tournament in Guam this week. Team RMI was led by Wayne Anjain’s 25 points to outscore Kosrae 65-54. Led by Jonathan Nathan’s 24-points, RMI utilized a barrage of three point shots — 13 in all — to deflate team CNMI’s confidence and win 84-68. On Wednesday, they beat Chuuk 93-68, attaining the top seed in Pool B and readying to go to cross-pool play for the playoff round.
P14 Scott snaps his way to winning Cup It’s not about how big the one that got away is — it’s if you have a digital camera to capture the small one you tag and release that’s going to get you points in Marshalls Billfish Club tourneys. This year, Kiwi wonder boy Scott Howe proved this point by making it into the Billfish Club record books for being the first foreigner to take out the prestigious President’s Cup. Team Blue Bird reeled in this year’s biggest billfish, a 294 pounder.
P21 Weza takes helm of MITA Marshall Islands Resort General Manager Bill Weza was nominated chairman of the Marshall Islands Tourism Association last Wednesday during the association’s annual general membership meeting. MITA was established in June 1994.
Read more about this in the July 13, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.