Hilary Hosia

RMI friendly to fishers

RMI friendly to fishers

HILARY HOSIA Captain Damien Milne and team Daliah reeled in the winning marlin during the Marshall Islands Development Bank’s 35th anniversary fishing tournament over the weekend. The winning marlin was a whopping 448-pounder with a $2,000 prize tag and was caught in Majuro waters. The event’s second biggest marlin weighed 328 pounds and is valued […]

Kiribati here to play ball

Kiribati here to play ball

HILARY HOSIA The last time David Collins and Hackney Wase met in the basketball arena was 37 years ago as competitors representing their island nations of Kiribati and Marshall Islands — at an Oceania Basketball Tournament in Fiji in 1986. Fast forward to this week, the two reunited but as colleagues: David as coach for […]

No excuses: Go for gold

No excuses: Go for gold

EVE BURNS “There is no excuse to not win the top medal,” said Coach Francis Vicente, referring to the upcoming Micronesian Games. Francis arrived in Majuro last month to take up coaching of the RMI women’s volleyball team, a post he held for the 2018 Micronesian Games in Yap, guiding the RMI team to the […]

Nitijela wants “Four Atoll” investigation

Nitijela wants “Four Atoll” investigation

The Nitijela is calling on the RMI government to investigate the “Four Atolls,” which have consistently not produced timely audits or shown accountability over their funds.3 A 24-page Public Accounts Committee report to Speaker Kenneth Kedi recommends that the national government “investigate the accounts of the Four Atolls as to why they have financial systems […]

MIHS students work it out

MIHS students work it out

HILARY HOSIA At week three of the Marshall Islands High School (MIHS)’s practicum program, students in the program have already warmed up to their temporary work sites. The 17 seniors assisting in various departments at National Telecommunication Authority can attest to this. “We learned how to do wirings and understand how wiring works,” said students […]

Latest runner is fastest

Latest runner is fastest

“Hey, wait for me, where do I sign up?” came the faint voice of Hermon Lajar seconds before the 100 meter race for the masters category began during the second day of Majuro Day games at the track and field stadium in Jenrok. Officials raised their red flags to accommodate the last minute request and […]

KAHS students visit Nitijela

KAHS students visit Nitijela

Visiting students from Kwajalein Atoll High School were praised in Nitijela Tuesday, January 31. The student group made a quick stop in Parliament as part of their weeklong senior trip to Majuro. The group was chaperoned by KAHS Vice Principal Ricky Raymond. The students performed a song for the members in attendance and had an […]

Australia-RMI ties celebrated

Australia-RMI ties celebrated

HILARY HOSIA Corrie Lejjena became the luckiest guest to attend the Australia Day celebration at the Marshall Islands Resort last Thursday after winning the event’s grand prize: round trip tickets for two from Majuro to Australia. Corrie, like all who attended the cocktail event, received door prize tickets, where the lucky winner would be called […]

Miss Marshalls hits high notes

Miss Marshalls hits high notes

WILMER JOEL The long-anticipated Miss Marshall Islands (MMI) pageant has finally arrived to the delight of thousands of Marshallese people. The second of its kind since 2019, it is the talk of the town and the trend on social media. The 20 contestants are operating on a tight schedule for eight days with two days […]

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 […]