Roxanne Cabral

Friendly starts to compact talks

Friendly starts to compact talks

GIFF JOHNSON Nearly three years after the first in-person preliminary discussions were held between the US and the Marshall Islands for a third funding agreement in the Compact, negotiations resumed again this week with a two-day meeting at Kwajalein. The negotiations stalled after these first discussions were held in Pohnpei between President Trump’s Secretary of […]

Inspirations on display

Inspirations on display

EVE BURNS Many gathered this week at the Marshall Islands Resort Lomalo Room to witness the progress of the projects being supported by the “Inspiring Women’s Advancement Through Collective Action (IWA).” International Office for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the US Embassy has been funding the project. This project has been ongoing for the past […]

Kedi likes US response

Kedi likes US response

GIFF JOHNSON “On a scale of one-to-10, with 10 being the best, I put my visit to Washington at 9.5,” said Speaker Kenneth Kedi in an interview with the Journal Wednesday this week. The Speaker was in Arkansas at mid-week, following a packed agenda in Washington, DC over several days last week with meetings with […]

US supports Majuro blood drive

US supports Majuro blood drive

Red Cross held a three-day blood drive at College of the Marshall Islands old library last week. Funding for the activity was provided by USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs. US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral both assisted with the financial contribution and donated blood along with other representatives from the US Embassy. As a result of the […]

United resumes Majuro service

United resumes Majuro service

United Airlines returned to handling passenger traffic for Majuro Monday this week with the evening Island Hopper flight from Guam. Earlier in the day Monday, RMI Ports Authority and the RMI government blessed the renovated main terminal building and a new fire truck that recently arrived. Acting President Jiba Kabua, US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral, and […]

‘High time’ for ‘dignified solution’

‘High time’ for ‘dignified solution’

WILMER JOEL For nearly 30 years the Marshallese people and government have commemorated March 1 as Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day, an event to remember the horrors, memories, and injustice as a result of 67 nuclear testing by the United States. “Let today not be a time of shaming one another,” said Nitijela Speaker Kenneth Kedi […]

Drama highlights March 1 event

Drama highlights March 1 event

Next Tuesday, Delap Park will be the focus of Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day events.The annual March 1 national holiday marks the day 68 years ago that the US military tested American’s largest hydrogen bomb — Bravo — at Bikini Atoll, irradiating thousands of Marshallese living downwind of the test site. Next week’s event will kick […]

Exhibit showcases local artists

Exhibit showcases local artists

The US Embassy hosted an art exhibition at the Ambassador’s residence earlier this month, an event that brought together students from four Majuro high schools with NGOs Jo-Jikum and Waan Aelon in Majel. The students viewed both locally made works of art that were displayed in the outdoor ground floor deck area under the main […]

Majuro legends get focus

Majuro legends get focus

Island legends will be honored and publicly recognized as a result of a US Embassy grant to the organization Jo-Jikum. A $15,000 grant awarded by US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral to Jo-Jikum last week will support construction of three kiosks on legendary landmarks on Majuro Atoll. These kiosks will feature information and artwork about the legend […]

SDA wins US Compact award

SDA wins US Compact award

WILMER JOEL Delap Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) was victorious in an all out Jeopardy Competition against other public and private high schools in the country including Majuro Cooperative School, Assumption, and Marshalls Christian High School. It was hosted by last year’s Jeopardy Champion Marshall Islands High School (MIHS) and organized by the United States Embassy […]

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