Eve Burns

No blue Monday here

No blue Monday here

While blue Monday is a thing here in Majuro, young people continue to enjoy their summer break a week before schools resume around the country. We spotted this group of Uliga boys enjoying themselves at Uliga Dock this past Monday.

Youth flock to climate action

Youth flock to climate action

Jo-Jikum launched its latest Climate Change and Health Arts Seminar on Monday at the College of the Marshall Islands. The seminar is engaging high school students in creating climate and health-related art through painting, poetry, traditional weaving and music. The topics the students will learn about during the two-week program include climate impacts on food […]

RMI pays Covid relief

RMI pays Covid relief

Two Majuro businesses received RMI government-provided coronavirus economic relief funds at Cabinet July 10, the first businesses to receive aid since the government approved a $6 million Covid-19 relief fund. More businesses applying for the Covid-19 economic aid are currently under review for possible assistance, said government officials. President David Kabua and members of the […]

Halston moves from water to waste

Halston moves from water to waste

EVE BURNS Halston deBrum is the new manager at Majuro Atoll Waste Company (MAWC).Until moving to his new job earlier this month, deBrum had worked at Majuro Water and Sewer Company as an operations manager for 10 years. Debrum, 35, studied at North Tristan Community College in Washington State before returning to Majuro. Asked why […]

Urok fishers set July record

Urok fishers set July record

The Majuro Urok Club set an all-time record with 50 fishing teams competing in the two-day July tournament last weekend. The 10th edition of the urok (bottom fishing) July competition showcased local fishers — both men and women — like never before. In the first years of the July annual tourney, the Urok Club would […]

Passport program problematic

Passport program problematic

The RMI government’s passport program was put under the microscope Tuesday this week with the opening of a week of Nitijela Public Accounts Committee hearings on various audit reports of RMI-related entities. Among key issues that sparked comments and discussion was the finding by the Auditor General’s office that 573 passports were issued without proper […]

Majuro Day’s big Laura bash

Majuro Day’s big Laura bash

Whoever said that the Majuro Day spirit is dead was proven wrong last weekend when many gathered at Laura Ball Field to join in the fun. This year Majuro Day games were the basketball championship games for men and women, won by Uliga men and Rairok women. Track and field events featured 100 and 200 […]

RMI accountants “up-skill”

RMI accountants “up-skill”

A group of 17 government workers were honored last Friday for completing the first-ever eight-month-long governmental accounting course, a collaboration between the Ministry of Finance and the College of the Marshall Islands. The ceremony was held at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room to recognize the 17 who successfully completed the course. Finance Minister Alfred […]

WAM takes new tack

WAM takes new tack

EVE BURNS Waan Aelon in Majol (WAM) is working on new locally-designed catamarans and outrigger canoes to improve the movement of copra and people within atolls An ongoing challenge for copra collection in remote atolls is the time needed for government field trip vessels to stop at multiple islands within one atoll to collect copra. […]

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