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US churches help patients

US churches help patients

HILARY HOSIA United Church of Christ members from the US mainland donated bundles of blankets to newborns, patients and staff at Majuro hospital recently. The demonstration of compassion was received with smiles — even the security guard received a blanket. The team of pastors, deacons and deaconesses, committee members and significant others were in Majuro […]

CMI steps up college prep

CMI steps up college prep

ISAAC MARTY A College of the Marshall Islands “Accelerated Program” to reduce the number of students in the developmental level has shown positive results as a majority of 40 enrolled students passed the summer mid-term test recently. The purpose of the new program is “to get them (students) up very quickly,” said CMI Executive Advisor […]

Patrick: We need action

Patrick: We need action

HILARY HOSIA Here are a few highlights from this week’s Committee of the Whole session from the ongoing Constitutional Convention at the International Conference Center. • Majuro Delegate Yolanda Lodge-Ned wants to prevent candidates with felony charges in their history from running for Nitijela, adding that the current law allows felons who did time to […]

RMI tackles health problems

RMI tackles health problems

ISAAC MARTY The number one killer of Marshallese is non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Existing prevention programs trying to halt or curve the NCD trend now have question marks hanging over them. Are they doing a good job? The best answer is that authorities need information in order to evaluate both NCD levels and response programs. For […]

Czech Republic opens local office

Czech Republic opens local office

KAREN EARNSHAW Pacific International Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Jerry Kramer is the new the Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic, lifting the number of Honorary Consuls in the Marshall Islands to seven. The Czech Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Jaroslav Olsa, Jr. was in town and met with President Hilda Heine and attended the opening […]

Julia is back at MOH

Julia is back at MOH

HILARY HOSIA It was business as usual at Majuro hospital Tuesday: Procurement Director Isidore Robert made his usual inventory; Cold Chain nurses Bina Mylon and Mineko Mista tended to patients at the children’s ward; patient Debbie Schutz received her dose of AB blood at the ER ward; Nurse Sylintina Gallen gave newborn Ruthann George her […]

Lots of marlin at fish tourney

Lots of marlin at fish tourney

Danny Paul caught the biggest marlin in last weekend’s 35th Annual Marshalls Billfish Club Tournament, setting the pace for a competition that saw 15 marlin caught and nine tagged and released over two days of fishing. Paul, fishing on Lotujo, caught 377 pound and 125 pound marlins. Bill Capelle on Jojo Lele caught a 321 […]

Red Cross on a roll

Red Cross on a roll

ISAAC MARTY Over 100 people turned out for the Marshall Islands Red Cross Society’s first annual General Assembly at Marshall Islands Resort at the end of June. The well-attended event voted in the organization’s first Governing Board, with Dr. Alex Pinano as President for a four-year term. Pinano has been interim president for a number […]

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