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Ejit marks Bikini Day

Ejit marks Bikini Day

The Bikini community on Ejit Island marked Bikini Day last month with a ceremony involving raising of the RMI, US and KBE flags, and numerous activities involving Ejit Elementary students (who are lined up for the flag ceremony). The annual ceremony for the Bikinians this year marked the 72nd anniversary of their March 1946 relocation […]

CMI shares nuclear test legacy

CMI shares nuclear test legacy

KELLY LORENNIJ A nuclear legacy display holds its place this month at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) library and is open to other schools and the public for viewing. With the supervision of Mary Silk, the Director of CMI Nuclear Institute and Marshallese Studies, students who have taken nuclear studies or are members […]

UN backs KIO’s project

UN backs KIO’s project

The United Nations Development Program’s GEG Small Grant program is supporting an extension of the KIO Club’s “One Household Per Smokeless Stove Project and Distribution of Water Filters” project for households around the Marshall Islands. KIO Club President Emma Kabua-Tibon and UNDP Program Manager Yoshiko Yamaguchi-Capelle signed the agreement earlier this week. The grand of […]

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 […]