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Marshallese-English Dictionary Gets New Online Home

Contributed by YokweOnline on Dec 23, 2009 - 12:39 PM
Marshallese-English Dictionary Gets New Online Home



One of the co-authors of the Marshallese-English Dictionary, produced in the 1970's, announced last week the creation of an electronic version, the Marshallese-English Online Dictionary (MOD).



"We’re on line. Please feel free to spread the word," said Byron W. Bender, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Hawaii, in an email to the UH-Manoa Hamilton Library's Hawaiian & Pacific Collections website.

MARSHALL ISLANDS: Eclipse Watchers Record "Optimal" Viewing at Enewetak

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jul 30, 2009 - 01:51 AM
MARSHALL ISLANDS: Eclipse Watchers Record "Optimal" Viewing at Enewetak



Eclipse chasers and researchers who chose Enewetak in the Marshall Islands as their viewing post the July 22, 2009 eentwere not disappointed. According to Shadia Habbal, team expedition leader from the Institute of Astronomy, University of Hawaii Manoa, viewing location was optimal. Another visitor, Brad Templeton, said it was astonding. "We saw clearly, other than one cloud which intruded for the first 30 seconds of our 5 minute and 40 second totality in otherwise generally clear skies."


Eclipse's Final Moments Visible in Marshall Islands and Kiribati

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jul 21, 2009 - 10:29 AM
Eclipse's Final Moments Visible in Marshall Islands and Kiribati



On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half the Earth. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in India and crosses through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and China before curving south across the Pacific Ocean. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes most of eastern Asia, Indonesia, and the Pacific Ocean.



The rest of the eclipse's path makes no major landfall, but arcs southeast through the Pacific Ocean hitting only a handful of small atolls. Nearly an hour passes before the Moon’s shadow reaches Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands . Infamous for its use as a nuclear test site in the 1950s, Enewetak experiences a total eclipse with a duration of 5 min 38 s at 03:31 UT. The Sun’s altitude is 57°, the path width is 254 km, and the umbra’s velocity is 0.85 km/s. Several other Marshall Islands atolls are in the eclipse track including Namorik, Kili, and Jaluit.



NASA and Eclipse experts warn, ""Do not attempt to observe the partial or annular phases of any eclipse with the naked eye. Failure to use appropriate filtration may result in permanent eye damage or blindness!"




Hawaii Newcomers Book Available in Marshallese and Chuukese

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 08, 2009 - 12:40 AM
Hawaii Newcomers Book Available in Marshallese and Chuukese

Handbook

The first edition of Voyaging Together To A New Life: A Handbook for Newcomers to Hawaii, published in November 2008, is now available online at http://www.hawaiipirc.org. This 80 page book, full of beautiful art, helpful information, and low or no-cost resources, is a true community effort.



The intent of the book is to provide an acculturation tool for those from the Freely Associated States (FAS) moving to Hawaii. "It can be helpful for those Marshallese and Chuukese moving to Guam, Saipan and the US mainland as well," said Christina Simmons, Program Director for Hawaii's Parent Information Resource Center.

New Tool for Disaster Risk Management in Pacific

Contributed by YokweOnline on Sep 26, 2008 - 03:22 AM
New Tool for Disaster Risk Management in Pacific



Disaster management specialists from the region met on September 18, 2008, at the Suva Holiday Inn, for the official launch of the Pacific Disaster Net (www.pacificdisaster.net).



Sponsoring SOPAC (Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Comission) announced that the web-based portal will help link disaster management specialists and resources throughout the Pacific region.

Marshall Islands Views and Updates June 2008

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jun 22, 2008 - 09:33 PM
Marshall Islands Views and Updates June 2008

Comedy

  • Readers Pick Top 10 Wired.com Summer Photos - Marshall Island Summer Fishing Submitted by Matt H
  • Oceania Grand Prix Rest Day - For Some!!! - American Samoa and the Marshall Islands teams arrive in Saipan
  • Zac Sunderland: Accomplished Sailor and Navigator. Could he be the youngest solo circumnavigator? - My first stop will be in the Marshall Islands in Micronesia.
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory Community Outreach - To enrich the educational and life experience of the Marshallese people.
  • UNIFEM New Zealand National Newsletter - WUTMI (Women United Together in Marshall Islands) Update
  • Youth Bridge Global 08: A Comedy of Errors - Summary of Youth Bridge Production and Videos

  • Micronesian Voices in Hawai'i Conference Resources

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Apr 15, 2008 - 02:39 AM
    Micronesian Voices in Hawai'i Conference Resources



    The following presentations were delivered at the Micronesian Voices in Hawai'i Conference held in April 2008 at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

    Focus on US Compact with Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Apr 02, 2008 - 01:46 AM
    Focus on US Compact with Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia



  • Compact Official Website - Sponsored by US Interior, Compact of Free Association with RMI and FSM highlighted with details of Joint Economic Committee Activities (JEMCO and JEMFAC). Includes recent audits, reports, budgets, grants, reviews.


  • U.S. Seeks to Recognize Pacific Recruits - Military Highlights Page for U.S. Insular Areas soldiers currently serve in the War on Terror in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.


  • Statement of Nikolao Pula, OIA - Before the House Subcommittee on Insular Affairs,Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request


  • New Marshall Islands Reports: Focus on Election, Education, and Governance

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Feb 27, 2008 - 09:05 AM
    New Marshall Islands Reports: Focus on Election, Education, and Governance



  • The Marshall Islands Elections of 2007/08 - marred by administrative deficiencies
  • A status report on middle school mathematics assessment and student achievement in the Pacific Region - RMI declined from 2004/05 to 2005/06 by 8 percentage points
  • ADB TA: Marshall Islands Country Assessment Report - Supporting Strengthened Regional Cooperation Among PDMCs

  • Recent Reports and Books on Marshall Islands' Nuke Legacy

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 21, 2008 - 10:40 AM
    Recent Reports and Books on Marshall Islands' Nuke Legacy



  • The sea turtle wars: Culture, war and sea turtles in The Republic of the Marshall Islands

    Interdisciplinary project on human health risks and hazards and the impact of environmental toxicants, such as those related to war and weapons testing, on the viability of the sea turtle population.


  • Ivy Mike and the Ultimate Bomb

    Fifty-five years ago this month, at the end of his presidency, President Truman announced U.S. had exploded a thermonuclear bomb two months earlier. Code-named Ivy Mike.


  • The Rongelap Report

    "Hardships and Consequential Damages from Radioactive Contamination, Denied Use, Exile, and Human Subject Experimentation Experienced by the People of Rongelap, Rongerik and Ailinginae Atolls."


  • Decorated Cop and Dive Master Pens Stunning Thriller

    Authentic scuba diving knowledge, police procedure and historical detail about Bikini Atoll.

  • College of Marshall Islands: New Facilities and Recent Reports

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Sep 11, 2007 - 08:57 AM
    College of Marshall Islands: New Facilities and Recent Reports



  • New College of the Marshall Islands Dormitory - Photos of CMI's recently dedicated facility
  • CMI Receives High Marks on U.S. National Survey - CCSSE recognizes CMI for “outstanding performance.”
  • Community College Survey of Student Engagement - CMI Profile and results
  • College of Marshall Islands Report to the Community - Sorting out "green" for composting to reduce dump
  • Fiscal Year 2008 Compact Report Outcomes and Portfolio - Fiscal Year 2008 Compact Report Outcomes and Portfolio
  • CMI Job Openings - Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean Of Student Life And Development, Human Resources Director, Instructor For Continuing Adult Education, Atoll Agriculture Researcher, Aquaculture Extension Agent, Extension Agent (2), Chief Administrative Officer, Safety And Security Coordinator

  • Global Adventure enjoys Marshalls for "what it is"

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jun 09, 2007 - 05:28 PM
    Global Adventure enjoys Marshalls for "what it is"



    The Marshall Islands was the first port of call for The Global Adventure during an around-the-world voyage. The 55-ft. Nordhavn, owned by nationally-known financial advisor and radio personality Keith DeGreen, is equipped to broadcast the adventure which aims to "discover the economics, politics, culture, and investment opportunities at each port of call."



    "There is no sense pretending there are investment opportunities here. There aren’t. The Marshall Islands are poor, heavily dependent on U.S. support, and have little in the way of natural resources or land," said DeGreen in his broadcast from Majuro and his blog.


    Marshalls Islands and Pacific: International Women's Day 2007

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Mar 08, 2007 - 12:09 AM
    Marshalls Islands and Pacific: International Women's Day 2007



  • Forum Reaffirms Need to Involve Men to End Violence against Women - PIF Statement on Women's Day 2007
  • Uniting to End Violence Against Women - Intro to ABD'S Gender Policy and Tool Kit
  • President Note Opens Young Women Workshop -written statement in Marshallese
  • SPC International Women’s Day: it’s about men, too - The key, to change, she says, is men taking part
  • Heathy Information Partnership - Marshallese need to identify healthy lifestyles
  • Center for Diseases: Marshall Islands Page - Home to CDC-Funded Women's Programs

  • College of the Marshall Islands and Related Publications

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Feb 25, 2007 - 11:48 PM
    College of the Marshall Islands and Related Publications



  • CMI Newsletter: Jitdam Kapeel - January 2007 issue
  • Focused Mid-term Report Visit - findings of ACCJC evaluation team
  • Action Letter from WASC-ACCJC - Probation removed, placed on Warning
  • Enhancing and Sustaining Higher Education Quality in the Pacific - Challenges Facing Institutions Seeking to Acquire and Maintain WASC Accreditation

  • New 2007 Marshall Islands' Resources

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 28, 2007 - 06:30 PM
    New 2007 Marshall Islands' Resources



  • U.S. Embassy at Majuro - New website via State Department
  • The Marshall Islands - Office of Insular Affairs - Redesign of DOI info page
  • Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority - New website provides services
  • Pacific Almanac 2007 - Republic of the Marshall Islands country summary
  • OIA Pacific Web - Statistics of Marshall Islands/Insular Area
  • East-West Pacific Policy Series - "Is That the Best You Can Do? A Tale of Two Micronesian Economies"

  • Micronesian Journal Covers Cultural Resources and Preservation

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 07, 2007 - 04:31 PM
    Micronesian Journal Covers Cultural Resources and Preservation



    The latest issue of the Micronesian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, a combined edition for November 2006, focuses on Cultural Heritage Management. Some articles orginated from presentations at the Pacific Preservation Symposium held in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands in January of 2006. Articles dealing with Marshall Islands archaeological and cultural resource topics are:



  • Waan Aelon Kein Project - By Dennis Alessio
  • TIGHAR and the TBD in Jaluit - By Thomas King
  • Marshallese Cultural Center on Kwajalein - By Eric Lindborg and Cris Lindborg
  • The Archaeological Marshall Islands Traditional Music Recording Project - By Scott Stege
  • The Archaeological Manifestation of Contemporary Marshallese Burial Practices - by Dirk HR Spennemann
  • Historic Preservation on the United States Army Base on Kwajalein Atoll - By Leslie Mead
  • Submerged Cultural and Historic Resources of Maloelap Atoll, Marshall Islands - By Matthew B. Holly
  • Examples of adaptive re-use of World War II artefacts in Micronesia - by Dirk HR Spennemann
  • The Joachim deBrum Photograph Digitization Project - By Eric Lindborg and Cris Lindborg



  • Marshalls College, Tourism, and National Resources Spotlighted in Publications

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Oct 03, 2006 - 09:49 AM
    Marshalls College, Tourism, and National Resources Spotlighted in Publications



  • Newsletter: Jitdam Kapeel - Photos and articles about College of Marshall Islands.
  • Marshall Islands Visitors Authority Tourism Quarterly - Activities and statistics
  • Micronesians in Island Conservation (MIC) - Albon Ishoda attends 8th Retreat in Saipan.
  • Micronesia Seminar Counselor - Renewable Energy For Micronesia
  • RMI National Tuna Fishery Report - MIMRA report at Manila, August 2006
  • Sunpendulum Project - International video monitoring, one at CMI, Majuro

  • New Marshall Islands' Websites Promote Business and Economy

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jul 16, 2006 - 01:25 AM
    New Marshall Islands' Websites Promote Business and Economy



  • Marshall Islands Social Security Administration - SS forms, regulations, and legislation
  • Pacific International, Inc - 30 Years of Service to the RMI
  • Invest in Marshall Islands - investment policies, business laws, industry info
  • PRISM - Marshall Islands Statistics - Economic Policy, Planning and Statistics Office website

  • Zoom in for Close-up of Marshall Islands Via Google Earth

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jul 11, 2006 - 03:15 AM
    Zoom in for Close-up of Marshall Islands Via Google Earth



    Homesick for the Marshall Islands? Want to "preview" a vacation spot in the North Pacific? Interested in diving at Majuro or Bikini Atoll? High resolution satellite photo data strips of the Marshall Islands and other Pacific islands are now available online via Google Earth.



    The service, which combines satellite imagery, maps and search features, puts the world's geographic information "at your fingertips." The free-of-charge, downloadable virtual globe program, maps the entire earth by pasting images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS over a 3D globe. One can zoom in from space to view local communties.

    Marshall Islands Economic Opportunities and Challenges

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jul 09, 2006 - 01:20 PM
    Resources Reveal Marshall Islands Economic Opportunities and Challenges



  • 2006 Island Business Opportunities Conference - November 13-14, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • RMI Business Opportunities - Market report
  • Who Will Own Business in Majuro - MicSem reports on Chinese presence in RMI.
  • On Majuro: Money Vs. Malaise - Marshall Islands government living beyond its resources.
  • IRI -Marshall Islands Maritime Registry Newsletter - Ranked as the fifth largest, fastest growing open registry.
  • Rebuilding the Island Economy - MicSem post WWII photo album


  • WEBSITES: Focus on Education in the Marshall Islands

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 08, 2006 - 10:37 AM
    Websites feature Marshall Islands' Schools and Teacher Programs



  • Majuro Cooperative School

    New website for Majuro Cooperative School (MCS or "Co-op"), a private, secular school educating students in grades pre-K through 8th in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Includes accreditation, teacher, student info, and photos.
  • Teaching In Paradise

    Photo story of Angie Nichols and Sebastian Koellner's teaching at Kwajalein Atoll High School on Gugeegue. Features Manit Day.
  • Dartmouth Marshalls

    Website of 2005-2006 Dartmouth teachers and their assignments on Majuro and Kili. ALso includes 2004-2005 photos.
  • Dartmouth Volunteer Teaching Program

    University's description and information about teaching in the Marshall Islands.
  • World Teach Marshall Islands Program

    WorldTeach volunteers have served in Marshalls since 2002. Website gives sample website stories and placement info.
  • Center for Pacific Studies, RMI Program

    The Ministry of Education in the RMI requested Interwork Institute at University of San Diego to provide the Education Leadership masters for a cohort of approximately 25 emerging educational leaders.

  • WEB RESOURCES: Pacific's November Issue Covers Marshalls' News

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Nov 07, 2005 - 09:10 AM
    Pacific Magazine Reviews the Majuro Economic Scene



  • Fill It Up With Coconut Oil? Marshalls Firm Substitutes Coconut Oil For Diesel

    Pacific International Inc.-the country's largest construction firm-is fueling its fleet of heavy equipment and its ocean-going vessels with cheaper and cleaner coconut oil.
  • Avoiding A Disaster? Two Groups Try To Leverage Better Fuel Price Deals

    To focus attention on the latter concern, the 27 member utility companies of the Pacific Power Association (PPA) at their August annual meeting in Guam called for a regional investigation into fuel pricing.
  • High Tide - RRE Sale Reverberations

    Some have succumbed to the temptation to demonize the Chinese as a group and to a lesser extent other (legal) immigrants to island nations in response to this tide.
  • MARSHALL ISLANDS: The End Of An Era

    Primarily Chinese-owned mom and pop stores, auto rentals and taxi companies, and restaurants have increasingly crowded out small businesses once dominated by Marshallese.
  • In Majuro, The Lagoon Connects All

    For those who dream of escaping to their own private island, Serendipper is quite literally, an oasis in Majuro lagoon.

  • NEW WEB RESOURCES: Majuro Chamber of Commerce Website Upgraded

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Feb 05, 2005 - 03:41 PM
    Chamber of Commerce News from the Marshall Islands

    Majuro Chamber of Commerce Website

    The Majuro Chamber of Commerce website, recently updated, now hosts business articles, local announcements, a directory, and 2005 chamber news. According to the organization's website, the Chamber's mission is to be a representative media for business in the Marshall Islands and is to concern itself with the social and economical development of the Marshall Islands.



    The news page features "Taking care of our trust fund dollars" and "Copra production up to 5,000 tons", articles published February 2 by the Marshall Islands Journal.

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