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RMI boosts NGO support

RMI boosts NGO support

The RMI government took an unprecedented step to strengthen its partnership with civil society last week with the signing of a new Partnership Framework Agreement with the Marshall Islands Council of Non-Government Organizations (MICNGOs). The new partnership agreement supports President Hilda Heine’s Agenda 2020, which aims to improve social, environmental, and economic well-being in the […]

Heine survives confidence vote

Heine survives confidence vote

KELLY LORENNIJ While Nitijela (Parliament) was split in half during Monday morning’s vote of no confidence, both sides reiterated one common concept: “Kien eo en jerbal ippen armij ro, kon armij ro, im nan armij ro ilo jokkwin wot juon.”* President Hilda Heine’s opening remarks were met with applause from the packed audience, resonating most […]

Learning from Japan’s disasters

Learning from Japan’s disasters

KELLY LORENNIJ Lessons on Japan natural disasters are easily accessible in museums and memorials. One such institution is the Great Hanashinawaji Earthquake Memorial fixed in Kobe where even schoolchildren visit for simplified simulations of tsunami and earthquake attacks. The memorial museum is a form of community initiative. It displays bent instruments, handwritten notes and photographs […]

Heine engages with RMI officials

Heine engages with RMI officials

SUZANNE CHUTARO Despite facing a vote of no confidence next week, President Hilda Heine did not shy away from her duties Tuesday to address government heads of departments to refocus their attention on providing customer service — her signature call to action since she assumed office in 2016. “Of the five reasons for the motion […]

RMI attends global financial meeting

RMI attends global financial meeting

A Marshall Islands government team, led by Finance Minister Brenson Wase and Minister in Assistance David Paul, attended the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group last month in Indonesia. The delegation included Secretary of Finance Maybelline Bing, Assistant Secretary Ywao Elanzo, Acting Assistant Secretary for Division of International Development Assistance […]

Pink party promotes cancer action

Pink party promotes cancer action

KELLY LORENNIJ “Health is the highest right of an individual,” President Hilda Heine remarked at the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Tea Party where supporters and survivors filled up Marshall Islands Resort’s Lomalo Room with strength, tears and a lot of pink. Heine recounted the story of women coming together to raise funds and purchase a […]

Coral bleaching hits Kwajalein

Coral bleaching hits Kwajalein

Near record high lagoon temperatures coupled with relatively low sea levels are combining to cause coral bleaching in Kwajalein and Majuro. Bleaching of coral along the Ebeye-Gugeegue causeway at Kwajalein Atoll was visible this past week. Lib Island Mayor Kawa Jatios provided photos of exposed corals that are showing signs of bleaching. The coral bleaching […]

MIEPI celebrates by funding ideas

MIEPI celebrates by funding ideas

Marshall Islands Prevention Group, otherwise known as MIEPI, is celebrating 10 years as a non-governmental organization in the RMI. MIEPI was established to provide epidemiological surveillance, community research, and public health planning and prevention to monitor, assess and improve health and social welfare of communities in the RMI. MIEPI set aside $1,000 annually since it […]

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