Jina David

Laura residents get ‘gravity lights’

Laura residents get ‘gravity lights’

EVE BURNS  Commonly known as a go-getter councilman, Jina David joined with Laura High School seniors to distribute gravity light devices throughout Jeirok and Arrak villages last week. The project, “Gravity Lights,” is sponsored by the Majuro Atoll Local Government, the Jo-Jikum youth organization, the National Energy Office, and led by David.  People were happy […]

‘Your Home’ gets new HQ

‘Your Home’ gets new HQ

KELLY LORENNIJ The youth non-profit Jo-Jikum, which means “your home,” finally has a place to call home after years of working without a roof over the heads of its Earth Champions. Jo-Jikum Director Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner calls the NGO and its new headquarters a “labor of love” that has come a long way from its humble […]

Flatbeds for the Laura team

Flatbeds for the Laura team

Four Laura local council members happily joined a ceremony at Majuro Atoll Local Government headquarters in Delap Monday this week. Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack and his wife Ritok were on hand to deliver flatbed trucks to the four council members for use in their constituencies. Those receiving the keys to the trucks were: Lomar Councilwoman […]

Quick response to Zika

Quick response to Zika

HILARY HOSIA The Ministry of Health moved into emergency action mode after confirmation last Thursday that Majuro has its first case of the Zika virus. After verifying Zika confirmation with the Hawaii laboratory Thursday, in less than two hours a team was set up and dispatched to inspect the home and surrounding area where the […]