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Catholics celebrate deacons’ ordination

Catholics celebrate deacons’ ordination

For the first time in 33 years, the Catholic Church of the Marshall Islands ordained new deacons. After five years of study, first under now retired Fr. Ray Sabio, MSC, and then under Prefect Apostolic Fr. Ariel Galido, MSC, Deacons Maise Myazoe, Stephen Lepton, and Ekpap Silk, Jr. were formally ordained in a ceremony at […]

Miss Marshall Islands Billma Peter

Miss Marshall Islands Billma Peter

HILARY HOSIA Billma Peter became the most popular 22-year old bachelorette in the Marshall Islands following her ascension to the crown as the first Miss Marshall Islands last Saturday at the International Conference Center. President Hilda Heine did the historic crowning in what looked like a completely transformed ICC with a stage equipped with modern […]

Telphina makes Jaluit history

Telphina makes Jaluit history

Telphina Philimon graduated from the College of the Marshall Islands Distant Learning Center in Jaluit Atoll with an AA degree in Education Tuesday, the first person to graduate since the addition of CMI extension programs on Jaluit.Telphina graduated alongside 16 Adult Basic Education students as part of CMI’s many programs. Read more about this in […]

Postal vote revival?

Postal vote revival?

HILARY HOSIA Six senators are backing a move to resurrect postal ballots through Nitijela Bill 91, which was scrutinized during a public hearing broadcast live on national radio V7AB Tuesday from the Nitijela Conference Room. Last year, Nitijela voted to eliminate postal ballots. The termination of postal ballots has caused a ruckus among Marshallese living […]

Pig production to escalate

Pig production to escalate

ROC Ambassador Daniel DW Tang and R&D Minister Alfred Alfred, Jr. jointly hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Taiwan Technical Mission’s new pig house last week. Speaker Kenneth Kedi, Minister Amenta Matthew, Senators David Kramer, Dennis Momotaro, Daisy Alik Momotaro, and Sherwood Tibon, US Ambassador Karen Stewart, R&D Secretary Rebecca Lorennij, Majuro Mayor Ladie […]

Kedi takes Christmas to Rongrong

Kedi takes Christmas to Rongrong

The torrential rain and engulfing waves did not prevent Nitijela Speaker Kenneth Kedi and his delegation from sharing the Christmas spirit with the students and staff at Marshalls Christian School in Rongrong last Saturday. The visiting group, which is a combination of Nitijela staffs, Mejedrik representatives, former first lady Hanna Zedkaia and Jaluit Senator Daisy […]

Casten Nemra new RMI President

Casten Nemra new RMI President

The Marshall Islands parliament elected its youngest President, and only the second commoner to hold the head of state position, Monday morning in Majuro. The narrow vote for newcomer Casten Nemra, 44, who defeated seven-term parliament veteran Alvin Jacklick, 17-16, demonstrates how evenly divided the 33-seat chamber is. Nemra’s election on his first day in the […]