Wilmer Joel

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 […]

Capital a blight on Majuro

Capital a blight on Majuro

WILMER JOEL I was on a mission to investigate the former prestigious Marshall Islands capital building that was once used by members of Nitijela and top members of the RMI government not so long ago. It is rumored to have people living there. This portion of the old capital building on the south side (toward […]

Scaled down graduations in RMI

Scaled down graduations in RMI

WILMER JOEL Most schools in the RMI have either not held graduations this month, or have smaller, “invitation” events. The College of the Marshall Islands over the last 27 years of its existence has produced many memorable and unforgettable graduations. But this year’s graduation will be different. It will still follow a graduation format, but […]

Most RMI graduations cancelled

Most RMI graduations cancelled

EVE BURNS Graduations in the Marshall Islands have been an on and off situation: Some happened, most are not. The Public School System issued a memo last week Tuesday advising that the National Board of Education had decided all graduations should be cancelled. Most public schools have been planning for some weeks to have alternative […]

Career Day a hit at MIHS

Career Day a hit at MIHS

WILMER JOEL Education week went well for Marshall Islands High School (MIHS), with a Career Day the highlight. For Career Day, the school invited government departments and non-government organizations to showcase their responsibilities to the students — so that students may learn from them, and get inspiration to one day replace them in their seat. […]