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US backs Bikinian move

US backs Bikinian move

  Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina has written US Senate and House congressional leadership proposing legislation allowing the people of Bikini to use existing resettlement and relocation funds to relocate their communities outside of the Marshall Islands. Current federal law restricts resettlement funds for use within the Marshall Islands. “This is an […]

Honda chooses RMI for tests

Honda chooses RMI for tests

Japanese auto giant Honda has chosen the Marshall Islands to trial new electronic vehicle (EV) charging technologies, because the country is so reliant on imports for its energy supply and is highly susceptible to the effect of rising sea levels, making it perfect to showcase the equipment. The Honda Motor Company is working closely with […]

Youth attend ROC ‘future leaders’

Youth attend ROC ‘future leaders’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Ylissa Elemat Kendall reports that she and four other Marshallese are attending the 2015 Taiwan Study Camp for Future Leaders: Pacific Region. “The Study Camp offers a platform for exchanges between youth from the ROC (Taiwan) and key countries of the Pacific Region,” Kendall wrote in an email. “The event […]

Many given treatment by ENT team

Many given treatment by ENT team

Ear screenings were underway at Leroij Atama Zedkaia Memorial Hospital in Majuro following the arrival of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) team Tuesday. The team was led by Professor Jean Johnson from the University of Hawaii in Manoa, and includes Surgeon Dr. Richard Wagner from the Global ENT Outreach (GEO), and Pediatric Audiologist […]

Women’s group celebrates health

Women’s group celebrates health

Child protection, human trafficking, non-communicable diseases, domestic violence, and other health related issues top the Women United Together Marshall Islands’ (WUTMI’s) list for this week’s conference which started Monday at the International Conference Center. This year’s theme: “Tole Mour,” meaning “The Gift of Life and Health.” It is dedicated in honor of late Senator and […]

Jack’s back in the election

Jack’s back in the election

A month before Marshall Islands citizens elect local and national leaders, a move involving the Supreme Court confirms there is nothing to prevent naturalized citizen Jack Niedenthal standing for election to the Nitijela. The High Court ruled for Niedenthal’s right to stand for Majuro in the November 16 election earlier this year, and the Supreme […]

Lae wins 15th BOMI shootout

Lae wins 15th BOMI shootout

BOMI Ralik Ratak playoffs come down to Lae, Majuro, Kwajalein and one other team pretty much every year. The 15th BOMI Ralik Ratak Shootout that wrapped up Monday night at CMI’s SSG Solomon Sam Sports Center was no different, though there were plenty of interesting games, and close calls on the way to the playoffs. […]

Flags at half mast for Jurelang

Flags at half mast for Jurelang

Flags were lowered to half mast and a month of national mourning was declared on October 10 to honor former Marshall Islands President and Majuro paramount chief Jurelang Zedkaia. Zedkaia, 65, died in Majuro October 7 of an apparent heart attack. He was elected President of the Marshall Islands in 2009, following a vote of […]