Alson Kelen

WAM shines at open house

WAM shines at open house

KELLY LORENNIJ The Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) vocational and life skills program is set to graduate a batch of trainees next month. During their open house last Thursday, WAM showcased the handcrafted work of past and present trainees in full display including coconut graters, tables, pounders and riwut-style canoes. WAM Director Alson Kelen was […]

Taxi riders ‘kakiajaj’ too

Taxi riders ‘kakiajaj’ too

Journal 7/20/1982 P1 Something new cooking at MCAA Service, food and waitressing in restaurants may be considerably better within coming months when Ione Heine’s class at the Marshalls Community Action Agency on food making completes its training. Enrolled in the class are: Ruth Tibon, Mieco Gideon, Nerilla Rantak, Hatty Bing, Analisa Tartious, Hemuj Emios, Eliwen […]

Canoe team launches latest skills program

Canoe team launches latest skills program

Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands/WAM) started a six-month training for youth Monday with 20 trainees ready to go. The two-part training includes Life Skills classes in the morning and vocational training in the afternoon. Classes include basic English, math, and computer, which are all taught by Berlyann Labija. In previous years […]

RMI boosts NGO support

RMI boosts NGO support

The RMI government took an unprecedented step to strengthen its partnership with civil society last week with the signing of a new Partnership Framework Agreement with the Marshall Islands Council of Non-Government Organizations (MICNGOs). The new partnership agreement supports President Hilda Heine’s Agenda 2020, which aims to improve social, environmental, and economic well-being in the […]

USP 50th features jaki-ed weavers

USP 50th features jaki-ed weavers

The University of the South Pacific Majuro Campus launched 50th anniversary celebrations Tuesday with a gala graduation event that recognized 33 graduates of various programs. Minister of Education Wilbur Heine hosted a dinner immediately following.

Barker joins Nuclear Commission

Barker joins Nuclear Commission

The National Nuclear Commission again has three members, following the recent appointment of Dr. Holly Barker as a commissioner with the RMI agency. Barker was sworn in during a ceremony at the Cabinet office in Majuro last month. She has a long-association with the Marshall Islands that started when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer […]

‘Shooting’ the Majuro scene

‘Shooting’ the Majuro scene

GIFF JOHNSON A series of photo shoot opportunities brought a Hawaii-based professional photographer to Majuro last month. Following a visit to the College of Micronesia in Pohnpei to open an exhibit of photographs of Micronesia, Floyd Takeuchi spent several days in Majuro taking photos of three seemingly unconnected subjects: actress and student Save Filolita Filemoni, […]

2 RMI students win UWC 2-year ride

2 RMI students win UWC 2-year ride

KELLY LORENNIJ Two United World College (UWC) scholarships have been awarded to sophomore Hannah Reimers from Majuro Cooperative School and Berlin Philippo, who is in her junior year at Assumption High School. Reimers will join Bertine Lakjohn who is currently finishing her first year at UWC International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK) in Japan. ISAK […]

Farewell to Bravo survivor’s voice

Farewell to Bravo survivor’s voice

Bravo fallout survivor Lemeyo Abon died this week after collapsing and going into a coma on February 5. One of the few remaining Rongelap people alive who experienced the “snowstorm” of radioactive fallout from the 1954 Bravo test, she was in the Majuro hospital Intensive Care Unit until her death early Monday morning. “Lemeyo was full of […]

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