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FNU’s first Majuro graduation

FNU’s first Majuro graduation

HILARY HOSIA The Ministry of Health and Human Services reached a milestone over the weekend following an historic graduation of 12 nurse practitioners from the Fiji National University (FNU) at the International Conference Center in Majuro — the first time FNU held a commencement ceremony outside its Fiji campus. FNU Chancellor Ikbal Janiff said the […]

Mass TB screening launched

Mass TB screening launched

KELLY LORENNIJ Over 7,000 people in Majuro are at high risk of getting sick with tuberculosis (TB) in the future — that is one in every four people living in the capital atoll. This alarming statistic, provided with much evidence from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), weighed heavily […]

OZ officials visit Majuro

OZ officials visit Majuro

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and a team of parliamentarians from Australia wrapped up a whirlwind five-day visit to three north Pacific nations with a final stop in the Marshall Islands last Wednesday and Thursday. The Marshall Islands visit included a meeting with President Hilda Heine, a reception with government, private sector and non-government representatives Wednesday […]

FBI honors RMI law officers

FBI honors RMI law officers

US Ambassador Karen Stewart honored three RMI government workers and a departing American during a brief ceremony as part of a reception honoring law enforcement cooperation at her residence last month. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation prepared three awards for RMI Attorney General Filimon Manoni, and Ministry of Finance customs and revenue staff Itibo […]

Muslims hold 4th Jalsa

Muslims hold 4th Jalsa

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of the RMI held its fourth annual Jalsa Salana Convention last month at the Marshall Islands Resort. The theme of the two-day convention was the Islamic teachings regarding serving mankind. About 145 people attended the convention including the US Ambassador Karen Stewart. The convention featured a message from his Holiness Hazrat […]

RMI sees big and small graduations

RMI sees big and small graduations

HILARY HOSIA Following a speech that melted Marshallese hearts on Majuro and on social media, College of Marshall Islands Valedictorian Kelly Lorennij has been named keynote speaker for her alma mater Laura High School’s graduation Wednesday — where she previously spoke as the class valedictorian. LHS and Marshall Islands High School are the last two […]

RMI aims to fix spending issues

RMI aims to fix spending issues

RMI government leaders signed an agreement aimed at improving the flow of funding within government, particularly related to the Ministry of Health and Human Services. The Ministry of Health and Human Services met last month with the US Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Pacific […]

Shipping deluged with cargo

Shipping deluged with cargo

HILARY HOSIA If anyone deserves praise this graduation season, it’s the hard working folks manning the Marshall Islands Shipping Corporation’s warehouse — from forklift operators to the personnel at receiving. The scene at Uliga Dock was busy with families departing to see their family members graduating on outer islands last week. Some were seen booking […]

PNA HQ moves forward

PNA HQ moves forward

Parties to the Nauru Agreement’s (PNA’s) CEO Ludwig Kumoru and PNA Commercial Manager Maurice Brownjohn met with PII CEO Jerry Kramer last week for a small signing ceremony that sets the stage for a big PNA building project. PII has already commenced demolition/site preparation work at the former Won Hai Shien/Jemen Ei Corporation facilities next […]