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Trashed lagoon gets first aid

Trashed lagoon gets first aid

The Uliga community conducted a day-long underwater cleanup last weekend. Originally planned from Loelen to Lotodrik wetos, the over 50 volunteers could not reach the other sites due to the heavily infested waters of Loelen and Lejolimen. Nearly 15,000 pounds of old tires, boat parts, aluminum cans, construction materials, household appliances and many more were […]

Super RMI-Japan exchange

Super RMI-Japan exchange

KELLY LORENNIJ The RMI sent 24 middle school students with four teacher-chaperones to Hiroshima prefecture last week for a “real-life” experience in the culture, history, and peace-building ways of Japan and its people. This year four outer islands were included in the program, but only two of these — Jaluit and Kili — responded in […]

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 […]