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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 […]

2023: SEG, Enewetak funding ends

2023: SEG, Enewetak funding ends

GIFF JOHNSON The number “2023” is getting talked about more as the date approaches. This is the last year for grant funding under the Compact of Free Association. It is also the year that RMI access to some US federal programs ends or changes. The recently issued US Government Accountability Office report on the RMI […]

RMI wrestlers head to Yap

RMI wrestlers head to Yap

HILARY HOSIA Who’s ready for gold? They are. The Marshall Islands Wrestling team is sending an elite team of wrestlers to compete in the 2018 Micronesian Games in Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia this week. The eight competitors including coaches all have a record of winning their matches. “Before we take off, we […]

Mike out, Jack in

Mike out, Jack in

President Hilda Heine removed Senator Mike Halferty from her Cabinet last Thursday. The removal of Halferty took the form of a memo from the President titled: “Revocation of appointment and vacation of office by Minister.” The brief memo signed by the President stated that by the power vested in her by the RMI Constitution, “I…do […]

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