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Christmas jepta jingles

Christmas jepta jingles

HILARY HOSIA Instead of snowflakes, scattered showers fell on various Christmas performers in Majuro as they went from one church to another showcasing their unique dances on Christmas Day. Performing on Christmas Day has become one of Marshall Islands’ longstanding rituals — one that brings Christians from different communities, church groups and villages under one […]

Diet status poor for most

Diet status poor for most

GIFF JOHNSON An important point that comes out of the recent child nutrition survey in the RMI is that the diet and health of caregivers of young children is poor, which is obviously contributing to the poor nutritional status of a large percentage of children from six months to five years of age. The survey, […]

Okeanos delivers early gift

Okeanos delivers early gift

All five inhabited islands in Maloelap Atoll reported experiencing food shortages for the past three months. Local food crops are slowly recovering from the recent drought, said Dustin Langidrik, who manages the Okeanos vessel in RMI. “Just in time for the Christmas, and where needed most, Okeanos Marshall Islands delivered a relief response with food […]

Ramping up first aid program

Ramping up first aid program

The Marshall Islands Red Cross Society and the Ministry of Health and Human Services signed an agreement last week to strengthen and expand teaching of first aid in the RMI. Red Cross recently completed a training of trainers course, the first in the Pacific islands, and now has a team of certified instructors to deliver […]

MCHS boys no longer homeless

MCHS boys no longer homeless

HILARY HOSIA For a school that breeds religious leaders and has its curriculum centered in faith, the opening of the new boys’ dormitory last week at Rongrong lifted Marshalls Christian High School’s religious morale sky high. Funding of $115,361 from Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) was used to transform a once […]

Big bucks for Bikinians

Big bucks for Bikinians

Christmas arrived a few days early for the Bikini community. Last week, Mayor Anderson Jibas and Kili-Bikini-Ejit (KBE) council members and staff delivered hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash to KBE residents. A ceremony was held late last week on Ejit for the distribution of $3,000 cash to each of the approximately 50 homes […]

Mattie smashes Pacific Games records

Mattie smashes Pacific Games records

On the first day of the Pacific Mini Games weightlifting competition, Marshall Islands’ Mathlynn “Mattie” Sasser dominated the women’s 63kg category, setting five Oceania and five Pacific Games records on her way to three gold medals. Her 219kg (483lbs) total was 46kg (101lbs) above silver-medalist Amanda Gould of New Zealand and bronze-medalist Maximina Uepa of […]

Jaki-ed a hit in Majuro

Jaki-ed a hit in Majuro

Marshallese weavers of jaki-ed (clothing mats) will be showing their fine art around the world next year, with a demonstration being held at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC and a display of the mats at Australia’s Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. These exciting events were announced by long-time friend of the Marshall Islands, MaryLou […]

Celebrating Japan emperor’s birthday

Celebrating Japan emperor’s birthday

Japan Emperor Akihito turns 84 this week. Every year, Japanese citizens and their political allies spread across 230 embassies and consulates globally observe the imperial birthday this month, while an official birthday will be hosted for the 123rd ruler in the imperial palace in Japan. Acting Foreign Minister and Minister in Assistance to the President […]

Red Cross builds local capacity

Red Cross builds local capacity

HILARY HOSIA The Marshall Islands Red Cross Society began its “training the trainers” course last week at Majuro Salvation Army in Rita — a development that included five trainees from Ebeye. Professional First Aid Instructor Cate Keville, who flew in from New Zealand, is conducting the training. Keville has been a first aid instructor for […]

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