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Med students ROC milestone

Med students ROC milestone

The government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands was represented at the white coat ceremony where 38 international students from the 18 diplomatic allies of the Republic of China (Taiwan) were conferred with their honorary white coats held at the auditorium of I-Shou School of Medicine for International Students last Thursday. The I-Shou School […]

Youth step up climate action

Youth step up climate action

KELLY LORENNIJ A panel for youth at the second National Climate Change Dialogue injected the passion and role of young leaders in social media, waste management, and the environment in combating climate change. Panel speakers included five “Earth Champions” — AJ Alik, Bryant Zebedy, Brandon Nathan, Walter Jinuna, and Cansecho Carmel — from the non-profit […]

RMI volleyball women set pace

RMI volleyball women set pace

Marshall Islands women’s volleyball spiked its way into Micronesian Games consciousness unlike any previous regional competition. First, the RMI’s two beach volleyball teams — Sidra Triplett, Aliyah Brown, Rutha Pedro and Darcyann Muller — defeated Team Guam twice, ultimately winning silver and bronze medals. They fell only to undefeated Team Palau. Following this stellar finish, […]

Japan’s heavyweight donation

Japan’s heavyweight donation

Japan Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Hideyuki Mitsuoka handed over much-needed heavy equipment and spare parts to the RMI government represented by Minister Tony Muller, of the Ministry of Works, Infrastructure and Utilities (MoWIU). The handover ceremony was held at MoWIU compound with many attendees including Minister of Natural Resources and Commerce Dennis Momotaro, Secretary […]

RMI athletes grab early Games medals

RMI athletes grab early Games medals

Marshall Islands athletes got off to a good start earlier this week at the Micronesian Games in Yap, picking up medals in several sports. Perhaps the most remarkable medal winner is Mr. Gold himself, Waylon Muller, who at the tender age of 44, bulldogged his way to yet another gold in Yap. Waylon has won […]

TB screening in high gear

TB screening in high gear

GIFF JOHNSON In five weeks of the TB/leprosy screening program, one-third of Majuro’s population has been checked, putting the Ministry of Health and Human Services on track for completing the screening of 26,000 Majuro residents by September. The screening also confirms predictions health officials made before the start of the program on June 12 that […]

Senators grill RMI workers

Senators grill RMI workers

HILARY HOSIA The Marshall Islands Judiciary System and Marshall Islands Resort sit at the top of the audit pyramid for their exemplary unqualified audit reports a week into the Public Accounts Committee’s annual oversight hearings at the Nitijela Conference Room. Following testimony from judiciary staff members, PAC Chairman Senator Bruce Bilimon of Maloelap was effusive […]

Majuro schools win US approval

Majuro schools win US approval

Rita Elementary School and Laura High School were approved for accreditation last week by the US-based Western Association of Schools and Colleges, bringing to four the number of public schools in RMI that have US accreditation. Public School System Commissioner Kanchi Hosia announced the WASC decisions at a PSS-sponsored dinner for teachers last Thursday at […]

Annual fishing bash this weekend

Annual fishing bash this weekend

This weekend Majuro will be the focus of the annual two-day fishing bash — both anglers and bottom fishermen — starting on the Fishermen’s Day national holiday Friday. Miss Urok Moritha Nena Milne and Miss Billfish Kathleen deBrum will be on hand to welcome fishermen during the weigh ins at dockside both days. Majuro Urok […]

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