Wilmer Joel

Acting is ‘magical’ to Wilmer

Acting is ‘magical’ to Wilmer

KAREN EARNSHAW “When I was a kid, my father told me there was to be a play and that we should go see it,” said Wilmer Joel, then a Rita Elementary School student. It was 2014 and the musical was Fiddler on the Roof: “I was captivated. I felt a magical tingling feeling as I […]

Hilda lays out her plan

Hilda lays out her plan

WILMER JOEL President Hilda Heine and her cabinet were formally inaugurated on Monday January 22 inside the Nitijela Chamber. Top dignitaries from the Pacific, Asia, and North America attended the inauguration. In her first second-term address to the nation as president, Heine outlined the goals of her administration in steering the country towards prosperity and […]

Ladie ready for 3rd term

Ladie ready for 3rd term

WILMER JOEL Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack declared at the local government inauguration Monday at the ICC that it is time to unite to improve the livelihoods of the people of Majuro. “You are in my heart, people of Majuro; you are dear to me,” he said. “We are ready to serve you.” Mayor Jack said […]

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 […]

US funds sewer fix

US funds sewer fix

WILMER JOEL A $10.8 million grant agreement was reached between the US and RMI governments last Friday to fix Majuro’s sewage outfall system. The US Department of Agriculture is the lead investor in partnership with the Asian Development Bank for this grant. The US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Lance Posey told President David Kabua, Minister Jack […]

Top students honored

Top students honored

WILMER JOEL Seventy-three Taiwan-RMI Presidents’ scholarship recipients, consisting of students and educators, were honored at the fourth scholarship award ceremony in the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room in December. In his remarks, Public School System Commissioner Kanchi Hosia characterized the event as a “milestone” in the relationship between RMI and Taiwan in education and capacity […]

Hilda wins election

Hilda wins election

WILMER JOEL The Marshall Islands Parliament elected Hilda Heine, the first and only woman to hold the office to date, to the presidency for the second time on Tuesday morning in Majuro. With a slim majority of 17 to 16, Heine of Aur became president-elect, unseating outgoing President David Kabua from Wotho. Brenson Wase, the […]

Sanitation boost from US donation

Sanitation boost from US donation

WILMER JOEL A new septic truck was donated to the Majuro Water and Sewage Company last week by the Office of Insular Affairs of the US Department of Interior to address environmental and public health issues. This donation was funded under Interior’s Technical Assistance Program. A press release from the US Embassy states that the […]

13 cheers for CMI grads

13 cheers for CMI grads

WILMER JOELThirteen students from the College of the Marshall Islands bachelor’s in education program were honored at a dinner celebration earlier this month. The students are the sixth cohort to complete the program. Witnesses to the event included educators, friends, family, administrators from both public and private schools, and instructors at CMI. CMI instructor Alvin […]

Gospel Day sparks parades

Gospel Day sparks parades

WILMER JOEL Gospel Day, one of the Marshall Islands’ most important holidays, was celebrated in the streets with a parade earlier this month. It honors the introduction of Christianity with the arrival of Congregational missionaries aboard the Morning Star vessel in 1857 on Ebon. Throughout the day, a large number of participants from well-known Christian […]

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