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Japan: OTEC to cut fuel use

Japan: OTEC to cut fuel use

GIFF JOHNSON Years of painstaking research into alternative energy options in Japan have produced working prototypes that could lead to a large-scale reduction in use of fossil fuels in Japan and Pacific islands. As countries of the world prepare to convene in Paris at the end of November for a pivotal climate action summit, officials […]

LSA loses school

LSA loses school

HILARY HOSIA The extremely deteriorated building that housed the Life Skills Academy inside the Marshall Islands High School compound is pushing the three-year curriculum back to square one: school starts after regular school hours. Starting Monday, LSA students and teachers began using the Majuro Middle School and Marshall Islands High School classrooms from 3:30 until […]

US backs Bikinian move

US backs Bikinian move

  Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina has written US Senate and House congressional leadership proposing legislation allowing the people of Bikini to use existing resettlement and relocation funds to relocate their communities outside of the Marshall Islands. Current federal law restricts resettlement funds for use within the Marshall Islands. “This is an […]

Honda chooses RMI for tests

Honda chooses RMI for tests

Japanese auto giant Honda has chosen the Marshall Islands to trial new electronic vehicle (EV) charging technologies, because the country is so reliant on imports for its energy supply and is highly susceptible to the effect of rising sea levels, making it perfect to showcase the equipment. The Honda Motor Company is working closely with […]

Youth attend ROC ‘future leaders’

Youth attend ROC ‘future leaders’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Ylissa Elemat Kendall reports that she and four other Marshallese are attending the 2015 Taiwan Study Camp for Future Leaders: Pacific Region. “The Study Camp offers a platform for exchanges between youth from the ROC (Taiwan) and key countries of the Pacific Region,” Kendall wrote in an email. “The event […]

Many given treatment by ENT team

Many given treatment by ENT team

Ear screenings were underway at Leroij Atama Zedkaia Memorial Hospital in Majuro following the arrival of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) team Tuesday. The team was led by Professor Jean Johnson from the University of Hawaii in Manoa, and includes Surgeon Dr. Richard Wagner from the Global ENT Outreach (GEO), and Pediatric Audiologist […]

Women’s group celebrates health

Women’s group celebrates health

Child protection, human trafficking, non-communicable diseases, domestic violence, and other health related issues top the Women United Together Marshall Islands’ (WUTMI’s) list for this week’s conference which started Monday at the International Conference Center. This year’s theme: “Tole Mour,” meaning “The Gift of Life and Health.” It is dedicated in honor of late Senator and […]