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Micro Games action hits fever pitch

Micro Games action hits fever pitch

The International Conference Center at the heart of Majuro is expected to showcase the most advanced and cutting-edge technology ever used in the sports arena in the Marshall Islands. Technical team from the National Telecommunication Authority has been busy the past few days installing computers and wires in preparation for the Micronesian Games. One gadget […]

NRC backs animal program

NRC backs animal program

KAREN EARNSHAW The Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce and the local non-profit organization RMI Love Animals have re-signed a Memorandum of Agreement to continue the partnership between the organization and the ministry. This includes a significant contribution of $30,000 for vet-related needs. RMI Love Animals’ advisor Prue Palmer told the Journal that “under the […]

Athletes join Games teams

Athletes join Games teams

Many Marshall Islands Micronesian Games teams will receive a boost from talented Marshallese athletes living in America. Multiple sports are expected to see incoming athletes join their teams.The Micronesian Games Organizing Committee “will cover most of expenses for these athletes (i.e. travel and transit accommodation, including stipend),” said MGOC Co-Chair and Minister Tony Muller. “Once […]

Taiwan funds RMI Games outfits

Taiwan funds RMI Games outfits

HILARY HOSIA It’s official: uniforms for RMI participants in the Micronesian Games are being sponsored by the Taiwan Embassy and the Taiwanese Association. A check in the amount of $57,625 was received by Minister of Natural Resources and Commerce and President of the Marshall Islands National Olympic Committee Tony Muller from Taiwan Ambassador Steve Hsia […]

RMI pursues Honolulu air service

RMI pursues Honolulu air service

RMI’s Aviation Task Force briefed two Cabinet Ministers this week on the proposed joint AMI-Nauru Airlines Majuro-to-Honolulu air service in hopes of gaining RMI government backing to launch the service in 2024. The possible Majuro-Honolulu-Majuro route has been discussed for the past two years by the Aviation Task Force, but is getting a new push […]

President Hilda confirms Cabinet

President Hilda confirms Cabinet

The new Cabinet lineup was confirmed Monday. It features a mix of Nitijela Members, and demonstrates how President Hilda Heine and her core supporters reached out to newly elected Members as well as those from islands that would normally be considered aligned with the Kabua traditional leadership in order to form the new government. Members […]

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 […]

Resurrection week in Majuro

Resurrection week in Majuro

GIFF JOHNSON We don’t use the word “resurrection” lightly. But in the non-religious sphere of the Marshall Islands, we believe it is fitting to use that term for two events that took place largely out of the view of most local residents in Majuro. Twelve-and-a-half-years after the roof collapse halted use of the ECC national […]

RMI lifter sparkles in Apia

RMI lifter sparkles in Apia

In the first session of the 2023 Oceania Weightlifting Federation’s (OWF) Youth, Junior and U23 Championships in Apia, Samoa last week, Marshall Islands weightlifters started strong with Mike Riklon winning the gold medal in the under-23 category in his 55kg (121 pounds). Not only is he now the reigning Oceania U23 Champion, but his six-for-six […]

Micro Games put off to 2024

Micro Games put off to 2024

GIFF JOHNSON The Micronesian Games were postponed last week, the second time in two years for the regional sports competition to be delayed. As the July 22 opening of the Micronesian Games began to loom large — the daily countdown sign in Delap had ticked down into the 120s — it became increasingly clear in […]

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