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Students enjoy Culture Week

Students enjoy Culture Week

Schools around the Marshall Islands are celebrating Culture Week in many different ways this week. Local food preparation and meals, weaving, and island wear days typified the programs at many schools, including Majuro Middle School, pictured here.

Live stream concert a hit

Live stream concert a hit

GIFF JOHNSON A live-streamed concert from the Marshall Islands Saturday featured top bands in the Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands star Rosie Delmah joining to uplift spirits of Marshall Islanders devastated by coronavirus in the United States. At Friday’s Nitijela (parliament) session, Foreign Minister Casten Nemra delivered a somber report on the impact of Covid-19 […]

All-Mike fishing hits Majuro

All-Mike fishing hits Majuro

A big turnout of fishing teams is anticipated for this weekend’s 28th Annual Budweiser All Micronesia Fishing Tournament in Majuro.Over 20 teams are confirmed to participate in the Friday-Saturday tournament, September 4-5. “Because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the travel ban, we aren’t able to host any international anglers but we have foreign anglers working domestically […]

WAM gives John second chance

WAM gives John second chance

WILMER JOEL If you think dropping out of school is the end of the line for you, then you should think again. John Aine, 27, was a high school dropout and is living proof that dropping out is not the end of the line. John is currently an instructor at Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM), […]

Delayed MISAT hits Majuro

Delayed MISAT hits Majuro

Marshall Islands Standard Achievement Test (MISAT) exams got down to business in Majuro in early August, with incoming ninth graders taking the test at Marshall Islands High School. Because of Covid-related issues, the annual MISAT testing was not conducted as usual in the March-to-April period earlier this year. Instead, the Public School System truncated its […]

Artistic approach to climate issues

Artistic approach to climate issues

WILMER JOEL Since the launch of Jo Jikum’s two-week Climate Change and Health Arts Seminar July 20, students immersed themselves in four courses led by five professional instructors. Among the creative offerings in this year’s summer program: • Poetry: This course is instructed by none other than climate change activist and world-renown poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. […]

Honoring teen cancer victim

Honoring teen cancer victim

WILMER JOEL In honor of a young woman who battled cancer until two days before her 18th birthday, the families and friends of Mardiako Akata Matthew Kinere came together in a special memorial event in Majuro. She was a vital member in the good news congregation. “She impacted the lives of all people both young […]

Willy’s classy classroom

Willy’s classy classroom

Power goes out in Majuro — what do you do if you’re a student stuck in a dark classroom? Follow the lead of Marshall Islands High School 10th grader Willy Abraham, an Upward Bound student, who headed out to the ocean side reef by the College of the Marshall Islands recently to find a suitable […]

Enewetak ready for disasters

Enewetak ready for disasters

The Enewetak Ujelang Local Government and its people held a special ceremony for blessing a newly built warehouse earlier this month. Department of Interior Grants Manager Fred Nysta, Rairok Councilwoman Margaret Alee, members of the EULG council, other VIPs, and the Enewetak people attended. The construction of EULG’s Majuro warehouse was made possible through the […]