Ben Wakefield

‘We don’t have higher ground’

‘We don’t have higher ground’

This week’s global climate summit in Egypt must be more than a public relations exercise, Marshall Islands Climate Envoy Tina Stege told Sky News in an interview over the weekend. Climate is “very much front and center for us,” Stege said. “It’s an existential issue. We don’t accept a future in which we have no […]

Students call for climate issue classes

Students call for climate issue classes

WILMER JOEL The second annual Climate Change Week kicked off its opening ceremony and Career Day at the Public School System Conference Monday amidst spring break for the schools.“The purpose of this one-week event is to teach the youth that Climate Change is not just about sea level rise,” said National Energy Office Ben Wakefield. […]

Cruising on Kõto im Al

Cruising on Kõto im Al

Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) held a launching ceremony for their collaborative project, the WAM vessel that has been named “Kõto im Al” (Wind and Sun). Afterwards, participants were able to ride the vessel around the lagoon for a short cruise using an outboard engine powered by solar panels.The project is […]

Coop School expands solar footprint

Coop School expands solar footprint

Majuro Cooperative School received a United Nations Development Program grant to implement a solar project aimed at solving several of the school’s needs, including reducing its power bill. “With aims of cost-cutting we are proceeding with converting the first elementary block completely to solar power with MEC lines as a backup,” said Majuro Cooperative middle […]

Ben and Vivian are di-vine!

Ben and Vivian are di-vine!

The world premiere of “Marshallese Be Like” will be held at this Saturday’s Jambo Arts festival in the Lomalo Room at the MIR. The film will show at 8 PM and stars Ben Wakefield, who played Batmon in the latest from Microwave Films, Batmon vs Majuro, and Vivian Niedenthal, who helped direct and also acted […]