Micronesian games

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 […]

Nitijela launches final year

Nitijela launches final year

GIFF JOHNSON The Marshall Islands is facing hard times — prices of food, fuel and other goods have skyrocketed, while worker salaries have remained stagnant. This was a message delivered repeatedly by President David Kabua during his address to the nation at Monday’s Nitijela opening. Kabua said Covid, climate change and the war in Ukraine […]

Getting ready for Micro Games

Getting ready for Micro Games

The Marshall Islands High School gym is getting a makeover for the Micronesian Games, now delayed to 2023. RMI Builders Enterprises is the contractor working at MIHS.Completion was supposed to be in July but perimeter fence materials are delayed due to global supply chain production issues affecting aluminum material needed for fencing as well as […]

Strong women (and men) eye Games

Strong women (and men) eye Games

EVE BURNS Here’s to the team in the Marshall Islands that never burns out and didn’t die out. The RMI weightlifting team always brings in medals from any international competition they compete in, even as the weightlifting team adds new faces from year to year. For the upcoming Micronesian Games, weightlifting got ahead of every […]

Raucous fans greet Games athletes

Raucous fans greet Games athletes

Pride in country and patriotism summarized the welcoming ceremony for Marshallese athletes homebound from the 9th Micronesian Games in Yap Sunday night at the Amata Kabua International Airport. Athletes, coaches and entourage received a VIP welcome from a large crowd of fans, families, friends and officials with each person receiving numerous hugs and leis as […]

RMI athletes grab early Games medals

RMI athletes grab early Games medals

Marshall Islands athletes got off to a good start earlier this week at the Micronesian Games in Yap, picking up medals in several sports. Perhaps the most remarkable medal winner is Mr. Gold himself, Waylon Muller, who at the tender age of 44, bulldogged his way to yet another gold in Yap. Waylon has won […]