Amata Kabua

Laura likes the light

Laura likes the light

Journal 12/26/1986P1 Sun sets on ’86: Compact, Kwajalein, malnutrition big storiesThree years of waiting for the Compact of Free Association to be implemented finally ended in late 1986 when the new agreement with the United States passed its last hurdle and went into effect. P1 A Christmas gift for Laura villageLast Friday President Kabua threw […]

Irene left her mark on RMI

Irene left her mark on RMI

KAREN EARNSHAWA woman who had an outsized impact on education in the Marshall Islands died unexpectedly in Majuro last week. Dr. Irene Taafaki, whose positions ranged from Secretary of Education to Director of the University of the South Pacific Campus to President of the College of the Marshall Islands, was a life-long educator who supported […]

Remembering the Bravo test

Remembering the Bravo test

WILMER JOEL One of the darkest chapters in our nation’s history was observed nationwide during the 35th Nuclear Victim Remembrance Day and 69th anniversary of the Bravo hydrogen bomb test last Wednesday — March 1 — focused on the theme “kūrtiplọk” or perseverance. This annual event commemorates the devastating repercussions and injustices experienced by victims […]

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 […]

Spotlight on mental health

Spotlight on mental health

The Ministry of Health and Human Services alongside Majuro Cooperative School organized a walkathon to promote awareness about mental health earlier this month. A great turnout of participants young and old attended the walkathon that was coordinated by Co-op High School Principal Kenneth Fernando as well as the student body government (SBG) officers and their […]

Founding President remembered

Founding President remembered

WILMER JOEL In veneration of Presidents Day, a day of commemorating was held last Wednesday and again Saturday for this nation’s late founding father, Iroojlaplap and First President Amata Kabua as well as other presidents who succeeded the presidency. Marshall Islands Presidents:Late Iroojlaplap and President Amata Kabua 1979-1996 Late Iroojlaplap and President Imata Kabua 1997-2000 […]

‘Full faith and credit’ wanted

‘Full faith and credit’ wanted

GIFF JOHNSON Nitijela endorsed the importance of the “full faith and credit” provision in the first Compact of Free Association in adopting Resolution 48 last Thursday. The resolution requests the RMI’s Compact Negotiation Team through the Cabinet to request reinstatement of the full faith and credit provision in the Compact with the US government.  The […]

Compact’s 35th birthday celebrated

Compact’s 35th birthday celebrated

The US Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs combined to put on a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Compact of Free Association last Thursday in Majuro. The gala event featured a color guard by American Legion Post 22, the RMI and US national anthems sung by Jenny Aiseia and Fern Stege, respectively, […]

MIMRA celebrates new book

MIMRA celebrates new book

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority put on a special program last Friday at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room to launch a new book — the first ever to document the Marshall Islands commercial fishing story.President David Kabua headlined the event, offering praise for MIMRA and the book, “Our Ocean’s Promise — From Aspirations […]

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