Wilmer Joel

Baso band keeps it lively

Baso band keeps it lively

WILMER JOELYouth from the Church of Jesus of Latter-Day Saints took it to the dance floor last Friday breaking off from being shy young teenagers to dancing enthusiasts. A local band with frontman Martin Baso cranked up the music throughout the night for three hours. The church organizes youth dances twice a year to “build […]

RMI hands out Covid $$

RMI hands out Covid $$

EVE BURNS and HILARY HOSIA Vulnerable families received Asian Development Bank Covid relief funding from Ministry of Finance this past week. The funds being distributed were from a $1.5 million Covid grant provided by the Asian Development Bank. Finance used the Early Childhood Development (ECD) program’s list of vulnerable families to identify the families in Majuro […]

Resilience needed to become chauffeur

Resilience needed to become chauffeur

HILARY HOSIA Navigating the hospital and police system is not for the weak of mind or body. In layman’s terms, the current system is a maze. Say a person is trying to get chauffeur license to become a taxi driver. The person would need a hospital clearance card given to chauffeurs and food vendors. Initially, […]

Yun: Testing was a ‘tragedy’

Yun: Testing was a ‘tragedy’

WILMER JOEL US Special Presidential Envoy Joseph Yun and his delegation set foot on the Runit Dome in Enewetak for the first time last Friday. Minister Kitlang Kabua and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted this visit. “We live in fear, fear of the bombs, guns, and nuclear,” were the words in a […]

Students honor MIHS teachers

Students honor MIHS teachers

Teachers and staff from MIHS received a special surprise from the Student Body Government (SBG) last Friday at the school’s library. For the first time, SBG officers organized a combined in-person and virtual teachers’ day event for the more than 60 teachers in the school. The officers kept the planned event secret for two weeks. […]

US-RMI: 36 years young

US-RMI: 36 years young

WILMER JOEL The US Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs put together an event commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Compact of Free Association last Friday at ICC. “Let us work together to find the solutions to the challenges that affect us all,” said Ambassador Roxanne Cabral. “Because of our shared history and our […]

Meram welcomed in Majuro, Ebeye

Meram welcomed in Majuro, Ebeye

WILMER JOEL and HILARY HOSIA A new chapter is unfolding for Marshalls Energy Company (MEC) with the arrival of its fuel tanker Meram. The word “meram” means light in Marshallese. This fuel tanker alone can store 160,000 gallons of fuel and is capable of delivering to multiple islands. MEC hosted a christening ceremony for this […]

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