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Resort hosts big 20th celebration

Resort hosts big 20th celebration

Marshall Islands Resort kicks off its three-day 20th anniversary celebration Thursday August 4 with an opening ceremony from 5:30pm, and Friday and Saturday will see a range of cultural activities on the lagoon side of the hotel, along with canoe races (Friday afternoon) and Iron Man (Kone Jubar) and recycle boat fishing tournament (Saturday afternoon). […]

New Marshallese grammar book

New Marshallese grammar book

Alfred Capelle, Chair of the Marshall Islands’ Customary Law and Language Commission, recently presented the new book titled Marshallese Reference Grammar to President Hilda Heine at the President’s Office, and also delivered a copy to Education Minister Wilbur Heine and Public School System Commissioner Evelyn Konou. Capelle co-authors the book along with Byron W. Bender, […]

EU visa deal helps RMI

EU visa deal helps RMI

The Marshall Islands and the European Union signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement during a ceremony held on June 27 in Geneva, Switzerland. The agreement was signed by Marshall Islands Ambassador to the United Nations Amatlain Kabua, who helped initiate the first steps toward the agreement when she previously served as Ambassador to Fiji. Signing […]

Sonya cares for millions of babies

Sonya cares for millions of babies

Sonya Joel is one of two women working for Aquaculture Technologies of the Marshall Islands, the company that oversees a fish hatchery and fish farming in Majuro. She is the hatchery manager, and has been working for ATMI for two years after getting her start as a trainee in a National Training Council-supported program. She […]

Red Cross helps soldiers

Red Cross helps soldiers

GIFF JOHNSON A little known service offered by the Marshall Islands Red Cross Society provides valuable help to members of the US Armed Forces when immediate family members die or are critically ill. This is among a range of services that the establishment of a Red Cross Society in the Marshalls offers to people living […]

Nuclear summit held in Oregon

Nuclear summit held in Oregon

The Marshallese community in Oregon hosted a RMI-US Nuclear Legacy Summit over the Memorial Day weekend as part of its annual RMI Constitution Day celebrations. The Summit brought together Marshallese and American, elders and youth, activists and researchers, survivors and students to engage in a dialogue on the devastating consequences of nuclear testing. Beyond dialogue, […]

FAS citizens engage with legislators in US

FAS citizens engage with legislators in US

As more islanders from the Freely Associated States (FAS) settle in the United States through visa-free terms of the Compact with Washington, island communities are becoming increasingly active with state legislatures seeking recognition and engagement. In the mid-1990s, the US Congress eliminated eligibility of Marshall Islanders, Micronesians and Palauans for federal Medicaid health insurance, and […]

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