KELLY LORENNIJ Lessons Japan on 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 […]
KELLY LORENNIJ “Health is the highest right of an individual,” President Hilda Heine remarked at the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Tea Party where supporters and survivors filled up Marshall Islands Resort’s Lomalo Room with strength, tears and a lot of pink. Heine recounted the story of women coming together to raise funds and purchase a […]
KELLY LORENNIJ The RMI is making global headlines with ongoing work toward issuing the world’s first digital legal tender, the SOV (Sovereign).
KELLY LORENNIJ Assumption high schoolers received 24 new laptops — four traditional and 20 Chromebooks — from alumni and friends of the school.
KELLY LORENNIJ in New York City Costa Rica is among the 193 participating states at the United Nations Global Conference, and on the first day of meetings and events Costa Rica Vice President Epsy Barr and RMI President Hilda Heine discussed issues and plans on climate change, human rights, and the possibility of furthering the […]
KELLY LORENNIJ A two-day film project on the internal migration of Marshallese youth highlighted culture, challenges, and solutions in the outer islands and atolls. A total of 12 participants from college and high school were recruited, with the help of CMI first-year and Ri-Majuro Molly Alik, for this International Office of Migration (IOM) and Okeanos […]
A 10-year, $20 million project to improve the health of young children in the RMI is to be launched in January with World Bank funding, President Hilda Heine announced in her state of the nation speech Monday at Nitijela. The project has been under discussion since late last year when a survey showed high rates […]
KELLY LORENNIJ No more two-hour bus rides to the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) now that commuting students from Ajeltake to Laura have been gifted with a new library at CMI-Arrak campus. The Arrak campus is conveniently located for students living in the Ajeltake to Laura area. The Arrak campus held an opening ceremony […]
KELLY LORENNIJ The second National Climate Change Dialogue saw a good turnout from the government, private sector, and community. The two-day conference, held at the International Conference Center, opened with remarks from President Hilda Heine who reiterated the RMI’s role in global climate leadership and focused on three areas: adaptation, mitigation, and building resilience. “Going […]
KELLY LORENNIJ A panel for youth at the second National Climate Change Dialogue injected the passion and role of young leaders in social media, waste management, and the environment in combating climate change. Panel speakers included five “Earth Champions” — AJ Alik, Bryant Zebedy, Brandon Nathan, Walter Jinuna, and Cansecho Carmel — from the non-profit […]