Wilmer Joel

Girls rule honor roll

Girls rule honor roll

Girls dominate Marshall Islands High School’s latest honor roll list. In only one class are there more boys on the honor roll than girls.The list shows that there are 102 students from pre-nine to 12th grade on the honor list. Seventy-seven of these are girls, or three quarters of the total honor students.Only in 10th […]

A blast for New Year

A blast for New Year

WILMER JOEL Majuro New Year’s Block Party continues to be a hit spectacle that lives up to its reputation every new year in the Marshall Islands. This year’s Block Party Committee collaborated with the Office of Commerce, Investment and Tourism (OCIT) once more to organize this yearly jamboree to the fullest potential, an event sponsored […]

Nitijela opens for 2022 session

Nitijela opens for 2022 session

WILMER JOEL Nitijela opened its January session Monday with 26 members of parliament seated at roll call. Members of the diplomatic corps, Kwajalein Commander Colonel Thomas Pugsley and a delegation of USAG-KA officials, private and public sector representatives, Council of Irooj, court judges and several jepta were present along with a sparse turnout from the […]

Biit is Marshallese Olympics

Biit is Marshallese Olympics

The Marshallese version of the Olympic Games is Christmas jepta biit dancing. The amount of competition and dissing has always been apart of the jepta performances at Christmas time.Jeptas had the audience laughing throughout the Christmas Day and the next day at churches throughout Majuro.Though some jeptas were satisfied with their performance, others were surely […]

Tropical Christmas Wonderland

WILMER JOEL The former capital building was turned into a Tropical Christmas Wonderland illuminated with flickering lights which embellished the entire area during the Christmas Lighting Ceremony last Friday arranged by the RMI government and the Mejerik Club. The venue was packed with children as well as families waiting for the Christmas lights to shimmer […]

Santa’s parade a hit

Santa’s parade a hit

WILMER JOEL Santa hit town last Saturday to the delight of thousands of Majuro residents. Marshall Islands Chamber of Commerce 32nd annual Christmas parade in collaboration with Majuro Atoll Local Government brought Santa Claus to life, with candies by the thousand tossed out from the 13 decorated floats. The floats were supported by community based […]

Sustainably managing island transport

Sustainably managing island transport

WILMER JOELWaan Aelon in Majel (WAM) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (the German international development agency known as GIZ) organized a closing ceremony of the Low Carbon Sea Transport Inside-Lagoon Boat Workshop last week at WAM compound. For the workshop WAM and GIZ partnered up with the local governments of Kwajalein, Ujae, Lae, […]

CMI sports roof comes off

CMI sports roof comes off

The large sheets of metal dangling dangerously from the roof of the SGT Solomon Sam Memorial Court at the College of the Marshall Islands for several weeks were in the process of being removed earlier this week. Workers were seen on Monday straddling scaffolding as they continued to work on the  problem, which many months […]

First Presidential visit to Ejit

First Presidential visit to Ejit

WILMER JOEL President David Kabua and First Lady Ginger Kabua were welcomed island-style this past Sunday in the first-ever official visit by a President of the Marshall Islands to Ejit Island. They were both joined by Minister of Justice, Immigration, and Labor Kessai Note and his wife Mary, and Nitijela Vice-Speaker Peterson Jibas who arrived […]

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