Eve Burns

Dexter gets stamp of approval

Dexter gets stamp of approval

EVE BURNS Dexter Jikit was named the new RMI Postmaster General this week by the board of the RMI Postal Services Authority. Jikit started working in the post office in 2015 and worked his way up the ladder from handling mail to his new role as Postmaster General. He replaces Ainrik George who is now […]

Japan funds bus for school

Japan funds bus for school

Japan Ambassador Norio Saito participated in the handover ceremony of a new school bus that Japan government funding purchased for Long Island Elementary School last week. The $81,985 project was funded through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP). Top level Public School System officials joined the event, including PSS Commissioner Kanchi Hosia […]

Women show fishing talent

Women show fishing talent

Last weekend’s Eighth Annual Breast Cancer Urok (bottom fishing) Tournament generated strong participation, particularly from women fishers who turned out in force. The bottom fishing competition run by the Majuro Urok Club brought out 36 teams involving an estimated 180 participants — most of them women — including male boat operators this past Saturday. Team […]

The story of Miss Joanne

The story of Miss Joanne

The christening of a new boat at the Ministry of Health and Human Services this week is one of two projects at Majuro hospital that demonstrate the power of people-to-people connections. Monday morning this week, the Journal received this note: “We have a boat dedication ceremony today at 4pm at the medical supply area. Could […]

Don’t forget your teachers

Don’t forget your teachers

Laura Elementary School celebrated teacher day early this week. World Teachers’ Day was established in 1994 to commemorate the signing of the 1966 United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization/International Labor Organization recommendation concerning the status of teachers. If the teachers at Laura Elementary were feeling under-appreciated before, the students really stepped up their game […]

Chicken pox starts, dengue spikes

Chicken pox starts, dengue spikes

EVE BURNSWith Dengue fever going up, the Ministry of Health called all school principals to a meeting at Public School System headquarters last week. Deputy Health Secretary Mailynn Konelios-Lang led the meeting. The meeting was focused on the fact that those affected by dengue are the children who are in school. Marshall Islands have been […]

VB players hit setbacks

VB players hit setbacks

The Marshall Islands Volleyball Federation (MIVF) suffered repeated setbacks this week as it attempted to launch initial tryouts for the Micronesian Games this week. The organization has a contract with the Seventh Day Adventist School to use their gym in Delap, and has been improving the playing surface by installing floor tiles in the gym. […]

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