Mike Kabua

Compact’s 35th birthday celebrated

Compact’s 35th birthday celebrated

The US Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs combined to put on a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Compact of Free Association last Thursday in Majuro. The gala event featured a color guard by American Legion Post 22, the RMI and US national anthems sung by Jenny Aiseia and Fern Stege, respectively, […]

MIMRA celebrates new book

MIMRA celebrates new book

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority put on a special program last Friday at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room to launch a new book — the first ever to document the Marshall Islands commercial fishing story.President David Kabua headlined the event, offering praise for MIMRA and the book, “Our Ocean’s Promise — From Aspirations […]

Ebeye b-ball girls make history

Ebeye b-ball girls make history

EVE BURNS The first-ever women’s team from Kwajalein Atoll will be participating in the annual Ralik Ratak National Champions basketball tournament that kicks off Friday July 16 in Majuro. Kwajalein Coach Faiga Tagoilelagi told the Journal that after last year’s Ralik Ratak competition, and seeing how many girls on Majuro were able to play basketball […]

WUTMI opens Ebeye program

WUTMI opens Ebeye program

Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI) officially launched its new support service for women in Ebeye earlier this week. The support service is called Weto In Mour (A Place of Life): Violence Against Women and Girls Support Service. It is based in Majuro and now also operates in Ebeye. “The women and children survivors of […]

Exciting day for Kwajalein

Exciting day for Kwajalein

Kwajalein’s 77th Memorial Day was a hit. The day started with a parade with the Kwajalein High School marching band playing from the Ebeye dock. The policed marched along with all the officials. Kwajalein High School band did a great job kicking up excitement. The motto for this year’s event was “Akbel jen wa,” which […]

Mike is now Mr. Mayors

Mike is now Mr. Mayors

Journal 1/31/1984 P1 Alele set to record Marshallese stories Alele Museum Curator Jerry Knight returned to Majuro last week after attending a seven-week training session in Hawaii on how to make video cassette recordings and audio recording of Marshallese stories and legends. Knight will be looking to hire an assistant to help identify sources of […]

Mental health gets Ebeye focus

Mental health gets Ebeye focus

GIFF JOHNSON A completed suicide and several follow on attempted suicides this month on Ebeye underline ongoing mental health issues and needs in communities in the Marshall Islands. The visit last week to Ebeye by Majuro-based mental health program staff working for the Ministry of Health and local NGOs generated wide community engagement on the […]

Nitijela launches August session

Nitijela launches August session

As Nitijela opened Monday for its final 19 sitting days of the year, the session is getting high visibility from abroad through NTA’s lifestream of the session on its Facebook page. The opening of Nitijela Monday showed a strong turnout of 28 members of parliament (MPs) at roll call, with four excused and one absent. […]

RMI honors Japan Emperor Naruhito

RMI honors Japan Emperor Naruhito

The Japan Embassy hosted a reception to celebrate the 60th birthday of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito Monday this week — the first such celebration for Naruhito’s birthday as the new emperor took up the throne in May of last year. The Japan Embassy held a special “moment of silence” in honor of the late Iroojlaplap Lein […]