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Marshallese-English Dictionary app now available

Marshallese-English Dictionary app now available

Two Japan volunteers have created an “app” that puts the Marshallese-English dictionary literally at the fingertips of anyone who has a computer, tablet or smart phone. Japan International Cooperation Volunteers Tadashi Takaya, who is departing CMI later this month after two years in the IT department, and Taro Ogura, who recently returned to Japan after […]

Life-saving equipment

Life-saving equipment

The Ministry of Health held a soft christening ceremony for the new Gastroscopy (Endoscopy) machine last Friday at the Majuro hospital. The machine, which cost $270,824, comes with a fiber optic tube with a built-in camera system that would enable surgeons to view, identify and work internally on a patient’s body. “We are grateful and […]

Rongrong sports court

Rongrong sports court

The Rongrong Island community celebrated the latest Majuro Atoll Local Government sports court development last Friday. A VIP lineup joined the ceremony for the new court at Marshalls Christian High School. Everyone was treated to lively dancing and singing by MCHS students, including this student-led rendition of the national anthem (pictured). Following the official ceremony, […]

Mayor Jack helps Xavier test takers

Mayor Jack helps Xavier test takers

Thanks to Majuro Atoll Local Government Mayor Ladie Jack, students taking the Xavier High School entrance exam last Saturday at Assumption School went home on a full stomach. Close to 50 students from various schools in Majuro, including a Marshall Islands High School student hoping to transfer, showed up for the annual test for students […]

Majuro Day a blast

Majuro Day a blast

HILARY HOSIA The number three is a favorable number this week, especially in relation to Majuro Day festivities. “Majuro was liberated three days after Kwajalein,” Majuro Atoll Local Government Mayor Ladie Jack said when he welcomed visiting basketball team MidCorridor to his Woja residence Monday night — three hours after the team landed in Majuro. […]

Tobolar ‘Tanks’ to Taiwan

Tobolar ‘Tanks’ to Taiwan

ROC (Taiwan) Ambassador Daniel DW Tang joined RMI VIPs for the handover of the Tobolar’s new coconut oil tanker truck at the Woja refinery plant last week. The new coconut oil tanker truck is a contribution to Tobolar Copra Processing Authority funded by the ROC government. It will be used to deliver crude coconut oil […]

RMI focusing on trafficking

RMI focusing on trafficking

Acting President Mattlan Zackhras congratulated 26 participants from police and law enforcement agencies who completed a week-long human trafficking training January 20. The training aimed to strengthen capacity in identifying and assisting victims of human trafficking and prosecuting perpetrators. In remarks to the closing ceremony, Zackhras emphasized the commitment of the RMI government to fight […]

Japan cruise ship visits

Japan cruise ship visits

The cruise vessel Pacific Venus called into Majuro last week, much to the delight of locals and the tourism sector. They were serenaded at RRE’s Shoreline area with Marshallese music and hospitality, as many local businesses and tourism-related businesses set up booths with products for sale. MIHS students sang for passengers and MIVA’s General Manager […]

New Uliga Dock facility opened

New Uliga Dock facility opened

A christening ceremony for a new passenger terminal at Uliga Dock took place last Friday. Transportation and Telecommunication Minister Mike Halferty said the building finally serves its purpose because in 1992, when it was first constructed, there was only a roof, whereas the new site now has walls and seating areas. The event also marked […]

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