Eve Burns

President Kabua’s to-do list

President Kabua’s to-do list

GIFF JOHNSON President David Kabua delivered a state of the nation address at Monday’s Nitijela opening ceremony, issuing a straightforward call for improvements in many areas of government operations.As is customary with ceremonial openings that do not involve the drama of an election, the chamber gallery evidenced many empty seats, save for the church singing […]

‘Buhly’ wear making its mark

‘Buhly’ wear making its mark

EVE BURNSTalented Marshallese clothing designer Kimberly Matthew is famously known for her work on Buhly wear. Her label reflects a Marshallese pronunciation of the second part of her name (Berly to Buhly).She designs and sews clothes that Marshallese girls all over have gone crazy for.She was born and raised here in the Majuro, attending Majuro […]

Jepta joy in holiday warmup

Jepta joy in holiday warmup

EVE BURNSThose of you that didn’t spend your Gospel Day at Laura missed out. Laura Protestant Church celebrated its 163rd Gospel Day last Sunday. The different Gospel Day Jepta reenacted through skits how the Gospel was brought in or they performed a biit and a song that is related to how Gospel was first arrived […]

Strong women (and men) eye Games

Strong women (and men) eye Games

EVE BURNS Here’s to the team in the Marshall Islands that never burns out and didn’t die out. The RMI weightlifting team always brings in medals from any international competition they compete in, even as the weightlifting team adds new faces from year to year. For the upcoming Micronesian Games, weightlifting got ahead of every […]

Promoting drug-free RMI

Promoting drug-free RMI

A big drug-free gathering brought schools from Laura to downtown together for an afternoon walkathon from Public School System headquarters to Delap Park Monday. The students yelled out, “say no to drugs, don’t start” through the walk to raise awareness on usage of drugs here in the Marshall Islands. Councilman Jina David on behalf the […]

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

Women fishers turned out in force for the Eighth Annual Breast Cancer Urok Fishing Tournament last weekend that was hosted by the Majuro Urok Club. Photo: Eve Burns. 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 […]

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