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Butterfly Foundation donation

Butterfly Foundation donation

The Marshall Islands Ministry of Health this week received a donation of 20 wheelchairs and eight IV stands from Nito’s Butterfly Foundation that will benefit pediatric patients at the Majuro and Ebeye hospitals. On behalf of the Ministry of Health, Acting Health Minister Wilbur Heine expressed heartfelt appreciation to Nito’s Butterfly Foundation for its generous […]

Jaluit graduation a great success

Jaluit graduation a great success

Jaluit High School and the local government on Jabwor should be credited for executing a perfect graduation ceremony Tuesday. Minister of Education Wilbur Heine led a delegation of VIPs from Majuro for the event, among them were US Ambassador Karen Stewart, Japan’s Charge’d Affaires Hiroshi Watanabe and keynote speaker JHS Alumni Kinso Nimoto. Sixty-two students […]

Three graduate from UWC

Three graduate from UWC

Three Marshallese have graduated from United World Colleges (UWC) over the past week, making a record for the number of Marshallese graduating from the international school program in one year. — Vicky Jamore graduated Saturday from UWC’s College of the Atlantic in Wales, Britain. Her mother Juren Jatios was there for the graduation. Vicky’s father is […]

Ine celebrates Japanese gift

Ine celebrates Japanese gift

Japan Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Hideyuki Mitsuoka attended the handover ceremony for renovated classrooms and water cistern at Ine Elementary School in Arno Atoll last month. The ceremony was also attended by Minister of Education Wilbur Heine, Minister of Transportation and Communications Mike Halferty, Vice Speaker Jejwarik Anton, Irooj Katwel Jormalu, Mayor Bernard Chong […]

No staff at MIHS prom

No staff at MIHS prom

HILARY HOSIA Hundreds of teenagers attending Saturday’s Marshall Islands High School prom were without official chaperones as they partied into the night. Many parents said the complete lack of MIHS staff made the event “illegal” and “not safe.” The Public School System’s Assistant Commissioner Kanchi Hosia said, “it is my understanding that at least some […]

Con-Con funding a big worry

Con-Con funding a big worry

HILARY HOSIA Nitijela reconvened for an unusual May meeting Wednesday this week, with plans to continue meeting through Friday to address legislation related to the in-progress Constitutional Convention. Wednesday morning, during off-air comments, senators engaged in debate over spending by and funding needs of the Con-Con, with some senators saying Con-Con should not proceed with […]

Majuro, Ebeye projects move

Majuro, Ebeye projects move

New Compact-funded construction projects continue to roll out in Majuro and Ebeye. The Ministry of Public Works Project Management Unit recently awarded two new projects: • Ebeye Public Elementary School phase one, awarded to Anil Development. This includes 16 classrooms and relocation of three families/households. • North Delap Elementary phase two (former Head Start facility), […]

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