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CDC sees hearing program’s results

CDC sees hearing program’s results

GIFF JOHNSON A team from the US Centers for Disease Control was impressed with the work of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program following a visit to Ebeye and Majuro earlier this month. Marcus Gaffney, the team leader from CDC’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) section at CDC, and Eric Cahill, a health […]

Ben pushes Agenda 2020

Ben pushes Agenda 2020

GIFF JOHNSON New Chief Secretary Ben Graham is focused on ramping up performance and accountability in the RMI government to implement President Heine’s Agenda 2020 objectives. Graham took up the Chief Secretary role in mid-August. He is focused on “strengthening government performance” by developing systems and compliance structures. Key areas of action that Graham is […]

RMI mulls nuclear treaty

RMI mulls nuclear treaty

Following meetings in Washington, DC last week, President Hilda Heine announced that the RMI government will closely consider the issue of signing a new global treaty which seeks to immediately eliminate nuclear weapons. The treaty will be open for signatures starting this week. The RMI agrees with the rest of the world that non-proliferation of […]

Population growth rate slows

Population growth rate slows

GIFF JOHNSON The population in the Marshall Islands population is barely changing from year-to-year largely as a result of out-migration to the United States. According to a newly released Asian Development Bank data report on the Pacific and Asia, the total population in the RMI has increased by only 3,000 people in 17 years — […]

LA band tours Majuro

LA band tours Majuro

“We’re just going to check out the water,” members of visiting ACIDIC Band said during an early breakfast at the Marshall Islands Resort Tuesday morning. Next thing you know, they’re swimming in the water — minutes before their first gig with Seventh Day Adventist and Majuro Cooperative School students. In short, if excitement and energy […]

WAM opens doors

WAM opens doors

GIFF JOHNSON A graduation later this month will recognize a group of young people who had few opportunities in their lives earlier this year but now have multiple doors open for their future. Last month, Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) graduated a group of over 20 Marshallese following a six-month training on woodworking. On September […]

Ebeye SDA gets Japan help

Ebeye SDA gets Japan help

Japan Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Hideyuki Mitsuoka attended the handover ceremony for the renovated Ebeye Seventh Day Adventist School in Kwajalein Atoll last Friday. The ceremony was also attended by Lerooj Anta Kabua James, KALGov City Manager Scott Paul, Kwajalein Public School System Assistant Commissioner Jelton Anjain, Ebeye SDA Chaplain Pastor Alex Riano, Acting […]

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