Feature Articles

Ramping up access to health

Ramping up access to health

GIFF JOHNSON An event of importance took place Tuesday this week as a group of nurse practitioners graduated following an 18-month course run by the Fiji National University. It was a groundbreaking course in more ways than one. First, the 12 nurse practitioners who graduated will dramatically increase the pool of local primary health care […]

PNA groundbreaking ceremony

PNA groundbreaking ceremony

Eight PNA countries plus Tokelau celebrated Wednesday night with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new four-story headquarters building, set to replace the old Won Hai Shien building on Uliga Dock on Majuro. Ministers from the member countries donned helmets and vests and shoveled dirt, commemorating the event. The event was held in the lead up […]

CMI nursing students hold candle light vigil

CMI nursing students hold candle light vigil

Nursing students at the College of the Marshall Islands held their annual Candle Light Vigil recently, a tradition in nursing training programs at the halfway mark. Those getting together for the event included, back row from left: Patrick Ronald, Bolen Nenam, Leson Riklon, Ryan Kiboi, Roland Peter, Neil Alee, Jotai Jotai, and Daneld Shabazz. In […]

Palau sees conservation $$ grow

Palau sees conservation $$ grow

Palau received close to half a million dollars earlier this month from an investment fund established 10 years ago to support conservation work in US-affiliated islands. The Micronesian Challenge Endowment Fund will also be available to support protected areas in the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia once these nations adopt required legislation and […]

Dennis newest Cabinet minister

Dennis newest Cabinet minister

Witnessing the occasion were President Hilda Heine, Vice Speaker Jejwarick Anton, members of the Cabinet and Nitijela, diplomatic corps, members of the Public Service Commission, and other government officials, family members, and friends. President Heine congratulated Minister Momotaro on behalf of the government. Momotaro said although there are challenges, he is prepared to carry out […]

Navigators creating, sharing art

Navigators creating, sharing art

KELLY LORENNIJ “Ettonaak,” CMI’s literary magazine, started off the new semester with a reading for its second issue, which comprised 11 poems and one short story. In addition to an open mic section, the reading featured writers who contributed to the first and second issues. The magazine, a product of the Liberal Arts Department at […]

Big turnout for Xavier test

Big turnout for Xavier test

Over a hundred students from public and private schools sat the Xavier High School Entrance exam last Saturday at Assumption School. For the first time in history, the Public School System partnered with Assumption and Marshall Islands Friends of Xavier (MiFox) to support the test. Because the test is four hours long, two hours on […]

Enjoying cultural learning

Enjoying cultural learning

“We should chase each other to learn and teach that which is ours and rooted in our culture,” Wilbert Alik, Marshallese Studies Chairman told his students during their culture course show-and-tell final presentation recently. They showcased a variety of Marshallese dishes including lokeed (shellfish), bwiro (fermented breadfruit), and amulikwekwe (Namdrik banana recipe). It was a […]