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Formosa aids Woja community

Formosa aids Woja community

Formosa continues to live up to its motto of being a reliable neighbor by recently donating school supplies and 50 cases of milk to the Woja community. The donation was valued at $1,500 to “Make a difference” (Woja Majuro Kid Community) founder Ylissa Kendall for Woja community’s back-to-school carnival. “This event will help families and […]

Covid is knocking on the RMI’s door

Covid is knocking on the RMI’s door

GIFF JOHNSON With the border opening looming, there is more talk in the community about the arrival of Covid in RMI. There are more questions than answers: Are we ready, will there be lockdowns, will schools be closed? Neighboring FSM opened its borders officially Monday this week — but Covid slipped into Pohnpei and Kosrae […]

Jo-Jikum showcases local talent

Jo-Jikum showcases local talent

WILMER JOEL Jo-Jikum’s Climate and Health Art Seminar showcase once again shook us to our core as we witnessed 37 of our youth unleashing their talents through art, weaving, poetry, filmmaking, and songwriting at the Marshall Islands Resort Melele Room last Friday. The results presented during Friday’s showcase developed from the three-week training that provided […]

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 […]

US hits grand slam

US hits grand slam

The Australian and American embassies hit the equivalent of grand slam homeruns with their public events at Delap Park — the Aussie-inspired super dance contest and concert on June 18, and the US Embassy and the Marshallese veterans association Post 22-combined Bo-July event this past weekend. These were both superlative public events for Majuro and […]

Telling my Pacific story

Telling my Pacific story

A group of 16 — a combination of people working in non-government media and students — participated in a two-week media training in Majuro called “Telling Your Pacific Story.” It featured the involvement of experienced media professionals — Floyd Takeuchi and Dr. Ann Auman — from Hawaii — and Corinne Podger — from Australia who […]

Dance contest a blast

Dance contest a blast

The Power 103.5FM sixth anniversary Dance Competition at Delap Park did exactly what Daniel Kramer said in his speech over the weekend: Connect the community together. “I’m very happy to see that tonight represents what we created Power 103.5 for,” Kramer said towards the end of the grand show. Kramer said one of the many […]

Graduation highlights around RMI

Graduation highlights around RMI

Graduation dominoes keep falling: The end of May it was Majuro Coop School,Assumption and SDA on consecutive days. Then a brief lull before the public schools launched, with Kwajalein Atoll High School Monday, Marshall Islands High School Tuesday and Laura High School Wednesday this week.These events “sandwiched” another set of graduations at Kwajalein Atoll. The […]

Three cheers for Coop’s great grads

Three cheers for Coop’s great grads

WILMER JOEL Twenty-one Majuro Cooperative High School graduates received their diplomas and distinguished awards May 28 during the school’s 11th Graduation Ceremony. The theme for the graduation was Michael Josephson’s “Take Pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.” As often on […]

World Tuna Day bash in Majuro

World Tuna Day bash in Majuro

KAREN EARNSHAW The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority hosted a World Tuna Day 2022 celebration in the HQ parking lot on May 14, the second year it has celebrated the big day at its new facilities. The biggest feature of the afternoon was the slicing and dicing of, what else?, tuna, with the competition divisions […]

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