Eve Burns

Culture Week a blast

Culture Week a blast

Laura Elementary School opened its Culture Week on campus with a lot of fun. Students and teachers wore woven hats in support of Lutok Kobban Alele program for the week. They continued their day with Marshallese biit dances and chanting, which brought a lot of cheering and laughter from parents, students and teachers. Students at […]

All-Mike fishing tourney Friday

All-Mike fishing tourney Friday

Debby Schutz is Miss All-Micronesia for the annual fishing tournament that will be held Friday and Saturday this week — the 29th annual tourney hosted by the Marshalls Billfish Club. Weigh in of the angelers’ catches will happen each day by the Marshalls Billfish Club clubhouse at RRE Shoreline from 5pm. If any one individual […]

Japan makes big donation

Japan makes big donation

EVE BURNS As part of the Japan Grant Aid for economic and social development, the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) received from Japan Embassy a forklift, four cargo trucks, a crane truck, 11 boats and other fishery equipment such as scales, fish cutters, vacuum packers, a multi wrapper, and 78 coolers. Joining the handover […]

Kwajalein gals light up Laura gym

Kwajalein gals light up Laura gym

EVE BURNS Laura Community Gym was packed Monday night for a women’s basketball showdown between Majuro and newcomers Kwajalein. From honking, to throwing chocolate every time Kwajalein scored, to splashing around water proved how excited the crowd was to see the two teams going up against each other. The crowd was not disappointed as these […]

Ebeye b-ball girls make history

Ebeye b-ball girls make history

EVE BURNS The first-ever women’s team from Kwajalein Atoll will be participating in the annual Ralik Ratak National Champions basketball tournament that kicks off Friday July 16 in Majuro. Kwajalein Coach Faiga Tagoilelagi told the Journal that after last year’s Ralik Ratak competition, and seeing how many girls on Majuro were able to play basketball […]

Mental health gets boost

Mental health gets boost

The recent groundbreaking for the RMI’s first-ever Human Services stress ward and crisis unit moves plans from the drawing board to the action stage. Asian Development Bank and RMI Covid funds are supporting the new facility, putting priority on a long-neglected area of health in the Marshall Islands. “The biggest struggle for mental health was […]

Japan makes big marine donation

Japan makes big marine donation

Japan Ambassador Norio Saito handed over 18 boats and a radio communication system to Natural Resources and Commerce Minister Sandy Alfred in a ceremony at Uliga Dock May 25. The ceremony was witnessed by President David Kabua, Reverend Palukne Johnny, President of United Church of Christ, Minister of Works, Infrastructure and Utilities Jiba Kabua, Minister […]

Randon: ‘Let’s be climate smart’

Randon: ‘Let’s be climate smart’

EVE BURNSRandon Jack is known to like getting his hands in the dirt. He’s a hands-on gardener, while also a futuristic, forward thinker.Randon told the Journal that when people hear the word “agriculture,” they usually think of it as farming, when it is more than that. “Agriculture is the practice of growing food crops in […]

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