Kelly Lorennij

MIMRA hits new milestones

MIMRA hits new milestones

Forum Fisheries Agency Director General Dr. Manu Tupou-Roosen hailed a series of fisheries milestones for the region accomplished Friday afternoon February 8 in the Marshall Islands. She joined Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine and over a hundred government and business leaders at the grand opening of the new $3 million headquarters building for the Marshall […]

Ready for action

Ready for action

Bright, early and sporting white scrubs are these College of the Marshall Islands nursing students who regularly convene outside of the Wellness Center at Majuro hospital before each practicum session with instructor and certified nurse Walton Bohanny. This week they caught sight of a Journal camera and called for a group shot. Read more about […]

Program changes children’s lives

Program changes children’s lives

KELLY LORENNIJ The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program saw more than 50 ear, nose, and throat (ENT) evaluations and completed over 20 surgeries at Majuro hospital this week. The team started a five-day screening last Saturday following their visit to Ebeye, which was very productive, says EHDI principal investigator Ray Miner. The EHDI […]

Rita likes US Seabees

Rita likes US Seabees

KELLY LORENNIJ Rita Elementary School continues its streak of progress with a new library and lunch ettonaak (covered lanai) donated by the US and built by US Navy Seabees with the help of Marshallese volunteers. Construction finished last week Thursday and a blessing ceremony brought together a thankful parent-teacher association, excited students and proud volunteers.

Learning from Japan’s disasters

Learning from Japan’s disasters

KELLY LORENNIJ Lessons on Japan natural disasters are easily accessible in museums and memorials. One such institution is the Great Hanashinawaji Earthquake Memorial fixed in Kobe where even schoolchildren visit for simplified simulations of tsunami and earthquake attacks. The memorial museum is a form of community initiative. It displays bent instruments, handwritten notes and photographs […]

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