GIFF JOHNSON The powerful Pacific island fisheries bloc PNA opened a multi-million dollar, four-story headquarters in Majuro May 6. The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), which controls waters where half of the world’s skipjack tuna is caught, held a “soft” opening for the recently completed headquarters building. It was built by local contractor Pacific […]
A group of local NGOs and interested individuals is working on preparing a Marshall Islands Digital Archive focused on the effects of nuclear weapons testing. College of the Marshall Islands Nuclear Club, Jo-Jikum, REACH-MI, Alele Museum and photographer Chewy Lin were all present last month for a nuclear legacy digital archive workshop at CMI’s old […]
Final funeral services were held for Namu Mayor and Marshall Islands Mayors Association President Manini Jr. Kabua at his Rubar grave on April 13. In the photo, a police honor guard accompanied the casket from the ocean side location of the ilomej (wake) to the lagoon side cemetery for burial this past Friday. Kabua died […]
A big crowd led by President David Kabua turned out to celebrate the 61st birthday of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito Tuesday night at Marshall Islands Resort with Japan Ambassador Norio Saito and Japan Embassy staff. Lively singing and dancing, speeches, toasts, and ceremonial breaking of a sake drum were part of the festive evening.
President David Kabua met with a delegation from the Chamber of Commerce last week. The group included Chamber President Mark Stege, Chamber officers, and executive members of Chamber of Commerce for their quarterly meeting at the President’s Office. Chamber member Jerry Kramer joined the meeting virtually from Guam. This is the third quarterly meeting with […]
Students and teachers from Majuro Baptist Christian Academy put a smile on the faces of Majuro residents this week with a parade and mass caroling in the downtown area. The Christmas spirit is in over-drive as the Marshall Islands nears December 25.
A three-part climate video series, “Fighting for our survival,” has been released by the climate action organization, 350.org. This includes a new climate video, “Midnight,” filmed in the Marshall Islands and featuring Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. “Midnight” was unveiled December 11 at the opening of the online event Kainaki II to COP 26 – Pacific Islands Forum […]
A huge crowd attended the Filipino Association of the Marshall Islands’ gala Miss Teen FAMI coronation night Saturday at the ICC.They witnessed Alana Hernandez, who represented Cebu, winning this year’s Miss Teen FAMI award.The first runner up was Jamee Margareth Taala (Miss Teen Cagayan Valley) and second runner up was Aliah Villegas (Miss Teen Bulacan). There […]
A National Day celebration banquet was hosted by the Taiwan Embassy at the Marshall Islands Resort October 10 to celebrate the birthday of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on October 10 – the Double Ten Day. Representing President David Kabua, who was still in quarantine in Arrak, Minister in Assistant to the President Christopher Loeak […]
The Seventh Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Urok Tournament was held Saturday, with the fishing ladies, gentleman and children mostly wearing pink to commemorate the day. Twenty-four boats took part, with most vessels having five women and a guy at the helm. They were: Alyssa Boat, Bokin Kibed II, BOMI, Boobies, CMI, Ejmour (Man Nam Ne) […]