Hilary Hosia

Food on CMI agenda

Food on CMI agenda

Positive changes are happening at the College of Marshall Islands in Majuro — one of which is the availability of meal plans for student residents of the newly refurbished dorms at the main campus in Uliga. Part of the upgrade after relocating from the Marshall Islands Resort and Hotel Robert Reimers Enterprises this month is […]

MIMRA sees tuna rebound

MIMRA sees tuna rebound

GIFF JOHNSON MIMRA records show that tuna transshipment in Majuro rebounded following the disastrous first year of Covid in 2020, when transshipment plummeted by 60 percent compared to the year before. “Are they coming back?” MIMRA Director Glen Joseph asked rhetorically about the purse seine transshipment operations. “Yes, but a review of the data shows […]

Miss Majol 2023 launches

Miss Majol 2023 launches

HILARY HOSIA Miss Marshall Islands 2023 was officially launched Tuesday at the Marshall Islands Resort following a statement of support by Minister of Natural Resources and Commerce John Silk. In his remarks, Minister Silk congratulated the 21 contestants and reiterated the importance of the event, which empowers young Marshallese women and showcases the uniqueness of […]

Micro Games countdown started

Micro Games countdown started

HILARY HOSIA The countdown for the Micronesian Games officially kicked off Tuesday following the Micronesian Games Council’s (MGC)’s visit to Nitijela. The MGC officials were introduced and recognized during the Nitijela session prior to the showcasing of the countdown platform that was blessed by United Church of Christ Pastor Tim Mea. The platform, which displays […]

RMI ramps up betel nut action

RMI ramps up betel nut action

The first prosecution of a business for alleged illegal sales of betel nut in Majuro was filed in District Court last Friday as part of a wider effort by the RMI Attorney General’s office to tackle the betel nut situation in the country. The District Court case was filed by Assistant Attorney General Joe Lomae, […]

Voting registration wraps up

Voting registration wraps up

HILARY HOSIA Cloritha Kinebal will go down in history as the last person to register to participate in the upcoming 2023 national elections. Cloritha was in line with a crowd of 50 when Marshall Islands Police Department Officer Erica Reimers ended the registration process last Friday when the clock struck 5pm. What this meant was […]

Film crew wowed by Wotho work

Film crew wowed by Wotho work

It’s one thing to admire Marshallese handicrafts online or at the stores. But witnessing the creation and step-by-step intricate work and watching the handicraft forming in front of your eyes is an experience to die for. To top that, you get to take the handicraft home with you. Such was the case with the Swiss […]

Christmas season into gear

Christmas season into gear

Christmas is just around the corner — the most anticipated month of the year. As the countdown for Christmas is getting closer, the biit practices are intensifying across the country as evidenced by the Lokojbar Jepta in Delap last weekend. Meanwhile, Tuesday this week, the Ebeye Chamber of Commerce held its annual Christmas parade — […]

Excitement on Gospel Day

Excitement on Gospel Day

WILMER JOEL Marshallese across the country filled local churches December 4 to honor the 165th anniversary of the arrival of the gospel onboard the Morning Star. Biits, songs, and dramatic performances were the main spectacles that lasted throughout the day up to the middle of the night, featuring different jeptas from all walks of life […]

Yan pleads guilty in NYC

Yan pleads guilty in NYC

Three months after their extradition from Thailand to face bribery and money laundering charges in the United States, two naturalized Marshallese citizens pled guilty Friday in a New York court to conspiring to violate the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with a multi-year scheme to bribe government officials in the Marshall Islands […]

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