Wilmer Joel

MIMRA celebrates new book

MIMRA celebrates new book

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority put on a special program last Friday at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room to launch a new book — the first ever to document the Marshall Islands commercial fishing story.President David Kabua headlined the event, offering praise for MIMRA and the book, “Our Ocean’s Promise — From Aspirations […]

RMI celebrates Taiwan 10-10

RMI celebrates Taiwan 10-10

The Taiwan Embassy hosted a 110th National Day Celebration Banquet poolside at the Marshall Islands Resort on Saturday evening. VIP guests celebrating Taiwan’s October 10 birthday, aka ‘the Double Tenth Day,’ included President David Kabua and First Lady Ginger and Nitijela Member and Iroojlaplap Michael Kabua. Also in attendance were numerous Cabinet members, senators, government […]

School floats delight Majuro

School floats delight Majuro

WILMER JOEL Lutok Kobben Alele culture ceremony last week wouldn’t have been exhilarating without the prodigious float parade with all the Mrs. Wut and Mr. Kapeel from each of the nine high schools in Majuro. Each of these contestants represented the tools and flowers that embody the Marshallese culture. Organizing and taking charge of the […]

Ronnie’s marlin wins All-Mike

Ronnie’s marlin wins All-Mike

Plenty of fish, but no seriously large ones, highlighted the 29th Annual All Micronesia Fishing Tournament in Majuro hosted by the Marshalls Billfish Club last weekend. Team Kirtake Captain Ronnie Reimers won the marlin contest and $4,000 with a 194lb marlin. Interestingly, two categories of fish had anglers tied for the top prizes, while Team […]

A royal MIHS celebration

A royal MIHS celebration

WILMER JOEL Marshall Islands High School (MIHS) enhanced the Culture Week spirit and celebration with their second Mini-Manit King and Queen Pageant last week at the school’s compound. The idea of establishing a King and Queen contestant came from the former student body government officers of 2019-2020 which was approved by the school administration and […]

A blast at MIHS

A blast at MIHS

WILMER JOEL Marshall Islands High School (MIHS) stirred up the new school year’s first activity with a smashing start, the school’s welcome party. The welcome party has been a school tradition in welcoming incoming pre-nine, regular nine, transfer students, and new teachers and staff. MIHS Student Body Government Officers, grade level officers from 10th to […]

Aur race too close to call

Aur race too close to call

Although postal absentee ballots will not be counted until Monday September 6, Namu mayoral candidate Bowditch Jiji Mimi Kabua’s lead over incumbent Acting Mayors Waikiki Lakmis virtually ensures that he will be Namu’s new mayor. The still unofficial vote count for all domestic ballots shows Kabua with 505 votes to Lakmis’ 372. According to Acting […]

Jiji, Fred lead in early counting

Jiji, Fred lead in early counting

Incomplete unofficial results from the August 21 special election show a close race for the mayor chair at Aur Atoll in a four-way race. In the tabulation that includes “regular” votes from Aur, and absentee votes from Majuro, Fred Bukida was 10 votes ahead of Hesa Kaious, 335-325. Jimmy Jonathan polled 273 votes and Riem […]

Boot camp team graduates

Boot camp team graduates

WILMER JOEL The College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) Youth Corps in collaboration with the RMI National Training Council (NTC) organized a closing ceremony at CMI last week Monday in honor of the 28 recipients who completed an eight-week summer boot camp. This summer boot camp is a collaborative milestone between CMI and NTC to […]

Fun BuBBles over at Laura’s Beach

Fun BuBBles over at Laura’s Beach

WILMER JOEL Majuro Stake Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) alongside the Young Single Adult (YSA) organization held a camping and picnic expedition at Laura Beach at the end of July. Although both groups were in the same place they were separated and scattered in different areas of […]

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