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RMI makes US safety grade

RMI makes US safety grade

The Marshall Islands ship registry was named recently by the US Coast Guard as one of 19 flag administrations globally that meet the agency’s ship safety requirements. This is the 14th consecutive year that the Marshall Islands has been included in the US Coast Guard’s Quality Shipping for 21st Century Program, known as “Qualship 21.” The […]

Utrok gets fish base

Utrok gets fish base

Charge d’Affaires of the Japan Embassy Hiroshi Watanabe and Utrok Mayor John Kaiko signed a grant contract earlier this month for construction of a fish base at Utrok Atoll. The grant is for $83,411 through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The signing ceremony was witnessed by Minister of Culture and Internal Affairs […]

TB screening hits 70% mark

TB screening hits 70% mark

The mass TB and leprosy is moving into its final weeks with close to 70 percent of Majuro’s population tested. Important developments for the screening program include: • School screening centers at RES and DES have now been shut down with school back in session. The downtown screening center has been relocated to Youth to Youth […]

RMI ramps up Special Ed action

RMI ramps up Special Ed action

The Marshall Islands was the only US-affiliated island that met new performance requirements of US Special Education legislation. In 2018, more rigorous standards were used by the Office for Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the US Department of Education to quantify how well states and US-affiliated areas are implementing special education legislation. Up until 2017, […]

RMI uniqueness on display

RMI uniqueness on display

KELLY LORENNIJ A two-day film project on the internal migration of Marshallese youth highlighted culture, challenges, and solutions in the outer islands and atolls. A total of 12 participants from college and high school were recruited, with the help of CMI first-year and Ri-Majuro Molly Alik, for this International Office of Migration (IOM) and Okeanos […]

RMI athletes, coaches honored

RMI athletes, coaches honored

Team Marshall Islands — athletes, coaches and facilitators from the 2018 Micronesian Games in Yap — received a standing ovation from Nitijela leaders Monday morning following an introduction from long time National Olympic Committee executive board member and Minister of Works, Infrastructure and Utilities Tony Muller. Speaker Kenneth Kedi said no one ever received a […]

MAWC launches recycling operation

MAWC launches recycling operation

Majuro Atoll Waste Company officially launched its new recycling program Friday in support of the government’s container deposit legislation. President Hilda Heine led a delegation of VIPs to the ceremony that showed off MAWC’s recycling equipment located in a warehouse at the entry to the Batkan landfill. Heine did the honors of cutting the ribbon […]

AMI ramps up outer island flights

AMI ramps up outer island flights

The regularity of Air Marshall Islands flights to the outer islands has dramatically improved over the past two years. The improvements show in airline and airport statistics. In the second quarter of FY2018 (January-March), 1,819 domestic passenger arrivals were counted at Amata Kabua International Airport in Majuro. This is nearly 50 percent above the number […]

RMI: No problem to host ’22 Games

RMI: No problem to host ’22 Games

Nitijela’s first business day of the current session, August 7, saw members focus on the RMI’s proposed SOV digital currency, plan to host the Micronesian Games, and possible reduction in the 50 cent per pound copra price. Exchanges during the first question and answer session of the new session included: • Wotho Senator David Kabua […]

Three to Japan master’s program

Three to Japan master’s program

KELLY LORENNIJ Three young leaders have passed a rigorous four-level screening for the Pacific Leaders’ Educational Assistance for Development of State (Pacific-LEADs) program in Japan. Vladimir Gulfan, Peter Robert, and Benedict Yamamura are the latest students from the RMI to engage in the program and they will be leaving this month for their respective sites […]

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