Majuro

Eco-friendly basketball ladies

Eco-friendly basketball ladies

The Namdik basketball ladies show they are not only ‘mokade’ players, but they are environmentally friendly using multiple-use water bottles. This is an initiative by the Marshall Islands Basketball Federation to reduce plastic use. Team Namdik is competing in the 19th Ralik Ratak Shootout national basketball championships that are ongoing in Majuro now. Read more […]

Majuro hit by flooding

Majuro hit by flooding

GIFF JOHNSON Shorelines around Majuro Atoll were repeatedly inundated this past week during high tides that approached all-time records. Flooding began early morning Sunday September 29 and continued at each high tide through Tuesday, when the tide levels began dropping with the new moon phase. “Water level was 20cm (7.8 inches) higher than predicted at […]

Dengue outbreak mounts in Majuro

Dengue outbreak mounts in Majuro

The dengue outbreak took hold of Majuro last week, with the number of suspected and confirmed cases more than doubling in seven days’ time, according to the Ministry of Health and Human Services situation report of September 8. A total of 57 cases were reported in Majuro through September 1. By September 8, the latest […]

Billfish, Urok tournaments this weekend

Billfish, Urok tournaments this weekend

Dozens of anglers and bottom fishermen will take to their boats this weekend in Majuro for two days of fishing competition. The beautiful Miss Urok Alexis Henry and Miss Billfish Iesha Abner Floor will both grace the docks in Uliga harbor July 5 and 6 for the running of the 37th Annual Marshalls Billfish Club […]

Students produce creative RMI stories

Students produce creative RMI stories

GIFF JOHNSON Local students in Majuro and Ebeye were given the chance to show their audiovisual creativity in a series of workshops that will lead to a soon-to-be-released film and graphic adaptations of Marshallese legends. A team from the United Kingdom collaborated with the local organization Jambo Arts to sponsor drawing and animation workshops involving […]

Hospital focuses on power fix

Hospital focuses on power fix

GIFF JOHNSON A small fire on an electrical panel in the TB ward Monday caused power to go off for the facility at Majuro hospital. It confirms ongoing power issues that plague Majuro hospital’s electrical system — problems highlighted in an assessment of the electrical system conducted late last month by a US expert. “The […]

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