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Good going grads

Good going grads

While schools in the Marshall Islands are implementing various types of graduations because of government-imposed Covid-19 restrictions, Jable Calvary Temple Church last weekend honored graduating students from multiple schools who attend their congregation. This group of recent graduates was recognized by church members for graduating from Majuro Middle School, Seventh Day Adventist, Marshall Islands High […]

MIMRA-Namdrik marine deal

MIMRA-Namdrik marine deal

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority and Namdrik Atoll Local Government signed a one-year agreement for MIMRA to fund technical support for projects in Namdrik as a recipient of the Reimaanlok (Looking to the Future) conservation management process. The projects include support for reviving the pearl farm in Namdrik and other activities related to marine […]

Illness levels decline in RMI

Illness levels decline in RMI

A rather dramatic announcement arrived in this week’s Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System Weekly Bulletin put out by the World Health Organization. It reported a “seven-fold decrease” in flu-like illness in the RMI this past week.The “seven-fold decrease” turned out to be the previous week’s seven reported flu-like illnesses becoming just one flu-like case this past […]

New judges sworn in

New judges sworn in

Three community judges took their oaths of office Wednesday with Presiding District Judge Tarry Paul at the Court House in Uliga. Judges Swinton Jakeo from Kili-Bikini-Ejit, Kobobo Kios from Utrok and Liston Albious from Namu were joined by relatives and members of their local governments. “It would be beneficial if the court consider bringing us […]

USP courts get facelift

USP courts get facelift

In the blessing of afternoon showers last Friday, President David Kabua, ROC/Taiwan Ambassador Jeffrey Hsiao, and Education Minister Kitlang Kabua joined in the groundbreaking ceremony for renovation of the USP tennis courts. The project was initiated and funded by ROC government and local enterprise True Value. The renovated courts can be used as facilities for […]

RMI gets Covid-19 test gear

RMI gets Covid-19 test gear

Four Abbott ID Now Testing machines along with coronavirus test supplies arrived Majuro this week on an Asia Pacific Airlines cargo flight. This represents the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus last December that the Ministry of Health and Human Services has on-island Covid-19 testing capability. The four machines, two each for Majuro […]

Plastic forks, spoons and straws

Plastic forks, spoons and straws

“As Miss Marshall Islands I hope to accomplish making this movement a law by banning all single-use plastics and eliminating the amount of waste that comes back into our shores,” said Billma Peter, the RMI’s first ever Miss Marshall Islands. She told the Journal that this coalition is compromised of a group of youth with […]