Chicken pox starts, dengue spikes

Chicken pox starts, dengue spikes

EVE BURNSWith Dengue fever going up, the Ministry of Health called all school principals to a meeting at Public School System headquarters last week. Deputy Health Secretary Mailynn Konelios-Lang led the meeting. The meeting was focused on the fact that those affected by dengue are the children who are in school. Marshall Islands have been […]

Women being left behind

Women being left behind

Journal 9/20/1983 P1 Nitijela passes resolution that approves Compact Nitijela September 20 approved by a vote of 21 for and five against Resolution No. 27 to approve entry into the Compact of Free Association. Opposition members objected to the resolution for not waiting for certification of the results of the plebiscite by the Chief Electoral […]

VB players hit setbacks

VB players hit setbacks

The Marshall Islands Volleyball Federation (MIVF) suffered repeated setbacks this week as it attempted to launch initial tryouts for the Micronesian Games this week. The organization has a contract with the Seventh Day Adventist School to use their gym in Delap, and has been improving the playing surface by installing floor tiles in the gym. […]

Uptick in dengue cases

Uptick in dengue cases

GIFF JOHNSON An emergency medical situation the first week of September involving a patient from Mili Atoll with dengue fever has increased concern at the Ministry of Health and Human Services about a possible resurgence of the illness on the outer islands — in line with an uptick of cases in Majuro in recent weeks. […]

Laura gets Red Cross focus

Laura gets Red Cross focus

EVE BURNSMarshall Islands Red Cross Society held a World First Aid Day event at Laura this past Saturday. Red Cross announced it will be using the Jeirok Center as a sub-office going forward. World First Aid Day is an annual campaign to promote the importance of first aid training in preventing injuries and saving lives. […]

School lunches improve attendance

School lunches improve attendance

EVE BURNSThe lunch program for public schools has always been a big help to local schools, particularly in student attendance, which is measurably higher on days with provided lunches. Delap Elementary School Vice Principal David Robert told the Journal that the lunch program helps with the school attendance. The school sees a 10-15 percent improvement […]

Spit law violators caught

Spit law violators caught

Journal 9/9/1983 P1 Aet vote leading by 72% The Yes or Aet votes have a comfortable lead by a thousand votes with all the Ratak atoll ballots, including heavily pro-Compact Majuro, counted. With the exception of Wotje, where ehte No votes easily won and a close margin at Maloelap, all the Marshall Islands Atomic Testing […]

Lots of fish at All Mike

Lots of fish at All Mike

No really big fish were caught at last weekend’s two-day Budweiser All Micronesia Fishing Tournament — “big” according to Marshall Islands angling history. The winning marlin was caught by Team KBE weighing in at 198 pounds. Overall, plenty of qualifying fish, including 12 marlin, lots of tuna and a nearly record breaking barracuda were caught […]

Singing to teach language

Singing to teach language

There is a team of new teachers, called the Bilingual Education Unit, which was established by the Customary Law and Language Commission, PSS, and CMI. There are four pillars of this team: • going out to schools and training teachers in bilingual education • designing new learning materials based primarily on the Marshallese language and […]

Ading: We need jail progress

Ading: We need jail progress

Prior to Nitijela recessing August 28, Enewetak Member of Parliament Jack Ading asked for an update on the new Majuro jail project. Ading noted that a groundbreaking ceremony had been held for the over $1 million jail improvement project late last year. “It’s been almost a year (since the groundbreaking) and nothing has happened,” he […]

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