Ladie Jack

Mayor Ladie back for third term

Mayor Ladie back for third term

GIFF JOHNSON In the still preliminary and unofficial vote tabulation, Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack was outpolling main challenger Margaret Alee Bigler by more than two-to-one and three of the four incumbent Majuro Nitijela members were showing the highest numbers. Incumbent Stephen Phillip and candidates David Kramer and Yolanda Lodge-Ned were locked in a battle for […]

From ashes to action

From ashes to action

A year ago Waan Aelon in Majel lost its building to a fire. Last week, WAM broke ground for a new building that will be constructed with the help of Majuro Atoll Local Government, the United States and Australian governments, Council of Indigenous People of Taiwan, K&K Island Pride Supermarket, Iroojlaplap Mike Kabua, MISCo and […]

UCC youth convention action

UCC youth convention action

WILMER JOEL Over 2,000 youth of the United Church of Christ descended on Majuro last Sunday for the opening ceremony of a two-week youth convention in Uliga. There are chapters from across the Marshall Islands, the US mainland, Hawaii, and Guam. President David Kabua, Majuro Ladie Jack, government representatives, and well-known traditional and religious figures […]

Rongrong’s classy new gym

Rongrong’s classy new gym

Republic of China (Taiwan) and Majuro Atoll Local Government officials launched the Enja Enos Memorial Gymnasium at Rongrong Island in Majuro last Saturday. The covered gymnasium is the first gym of this type to be built in a neighboring island outside of Majuro and Kwajalein. MALGov Mayor Ladie Jack and Taiwan Ambassador to Marshall Islands […]

Christmas parade hits high note

Christmas parade hits high note

EVE BURNS, WILMER JOEL The annual Christmas parade started from Rita all the day to Laura the Friday before Christmas. Delap children were all excited and couldn’t wait to get free candies. Hundreds of residents on Majuro flocked to the streets with candy bags at the ready. Just as the parade commenced, rain poured down […]

Program highlights disability challenge

Program highlights disability challenge

EVE BURNSThe challenges in the Marshall Islands of diabetes and deafness were highlighted during the opening of International Day for People with Disabilities in Majuro last week. “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: The role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world” is the theme for this year’s International Day for people with disabilities. […]

Taiwan’s 111th celebrated

Taiwan’s 111th celebrated

Watch out Marshall Islands, the Republic of China/Taiwan’s government will be sending 60 tons of rice in December. The development was announced by Taiwan Ambassador Steve Hsia in his remarks during Taiwan’s 111th anniversary dinner at the Marshall Islands Resort Tuesday. The night event featured uplifting entertainment, great food and a unique display of locally […]

New court opens with roof

New court opens with roof

The latest stomping grounds to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — the Jisam Kaisha Multipurpose Basketball Court — was christened Tuesday at Teron weto in Rita. The court is named in honor of the late Jisam Kaisha, a longtime Majuro Atoll Local Government (MALGov) councilman and huge supporter of sports. The court adds yet another visual […]

Meram welcomed in Majuro, Ebeye

Meram welcomed in Majuro, Ebeye

WILMER JOEL and HILARY HOSIA A new chapter is unfolding for Marshalls Energy Company (MEC) with the arrival of its fuel tanker Meram. The word “meram” means light in Marshallese. This fuel tanker alone can store 160,000 gallons of fuel and is capable of delivering to multiple islands. MEC hosted a christening ceremony for this […]

MIHS gym opening celebrated

MIHS gym opening celebrated

WILMER JOEL After more than two years of closure and no sign of redemption, Marshall Islands High School’s (MIHS) newly renovated gymnasium was finally re-opened during a blessing ceremony late last month at the school compound. The school gymnasium has been a landmark for memorable basketball games, iconic teams, and numerous graduations since MIHS’ founding […]

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