Three cheers for shriners

Three cheers for shriners

Elson Helkena and his grandson Quintin thanked the medical staff at Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu last week following successful burn treatment over a three-year period. Quintin and his grandfather presented Dr. Vincent Nip with island handicrafts following Quintin’s third and possibly last visit for burn treatment and rehabilitation. Nip is a plastic surgeon. […]

PCB bomb at Bikini

PCB bomb at Bikini

Journal 10/1/1976 P1 Mink calls for end to Kwajalien apartheid July hearings of a US Congress Committee in the Marshall Islands have resulted in a strongly-worded demand for an end to discriminatory practices at Kwajalein Atoll. Letters signed by Phillip Burton (D-California), Patsy Mink (D-Hawaii) and Antonio Won Pat (D-Guam) to the Secretaries of the […]

Study shows student health problems

Study shows student health problems

HILARY HOSIA Studies of elementary age children in Majuro show that public school students have a higher rate of intestinal parasites compared to private schools. Data presented to Health Minister Kalani Kaneko and his top officials Thursday showed 11.2 percent of private school children in Majuro have intestinal parasites. The figure is the result of […]

Rongelap homes get solar aid

Rongelap homes get solar aid

HILARY HOSIA Seven months ago, Humanity First of the Marshall Islands’ then-President Falah Shams and Rongelap Atoll Local Government Mayor James Matayoshi signed an agreement to use a New Zealand grant to provide solar energy for 10 Rongelap homes in Majuro. As part of the agreement, RALGov provided a portion of money to join with […]

Power stabilizes in Majuro

Power stabilizes in Majuro

The Journal hesitates to report that there have been far fewer power outages the past couple of weeks compared to recent weeks and months — but it’s a fact. The primary reason is that Marshalls Energy Company has returned the second large engine (“number seven”) to service. But, and there usually is one when dealing […]

Japan disaster aid to RMI

Japan disaster aid to RMI

Japan Ambassador to RMI Hideyuki Mitsuoka handed over disaster risk reduction equipment to the RMI government at the Public Works yard last Wednesday. Ministers Mattlan Zackhras and Tony Muller were on hand to receive the donation of heavy equipment, as were Chief Secretary Justina Langidrik, and many representatives of both governments. Rev. Mack Aikuij blessed […]

Bravo: They got it wrong

Bravo: They got it wrong

Journal 9/17/1976 P1 The foot in the door At the heart of the Marshalls’ separation movement is Amata Kabua. Forty-seven years old, senior Senator in the Congress of Micronesia, successful businessman and son of one of the Marshalls’ paramount traditional leaders, Amata Kabua is a power in the Marshalls. He has served as Chairman of […]

Ebeye’s new hearing services

Ebeye’s new hearing services

State-of-the art hearing health care services have arrived at Ebeye’s Leiroj Kitlang Memorial Health Center. Ebeye hospital administration identified space that was modified for a sound-controlled three-room auditory (hearing) test suite. The suite is equipped with the latest in auditory test equipment, permitting a full range of pure tone and speech testing, analysis of middle-ear […]

Senators grill Health officials

Senators grill Health officials

The Ministry of Health faced tough questioning and criticism during Tuesday’s Appropriations Committee hearing at Nitijela. Chairman Senator David Paul, Finance Minister Brenson Wase, Resources and Development Minister Alfred Alfred, Jr., Senator Mike Kabua and other members of the panel asked numerous questions about lack of services being offered at Majuro and Ebeye hospitals and […]