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Thumbs up for new oxygen generator

Thumbs up for new oxygen generator

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands Acting President David Kabua presided over the christening of the new oxygen generator at Leiroj Atama Zedkaia Hospital in Majuro last Friday. The $239,000 equipment can produce 50 oxygen tanks on a daily basis, which engineers at the biomedical department within the ministry said will save the hospital thousands of dollars. […]

Big music by the band

Big music by the band

The Assumption High School Band will be stepping out in style this Saturday as they take part in the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. The band has grown substantially over the last year thanks in part to the enthusiasm of band leader Ashley Wright. As well as performing at Assumption talent evenings, the band […]

RMI women’s project wins award

RMI women’s project wins award

While dozens of RMI representatives were dispatched to Paris for the two-week climate summit, the RMI’s Senior Climate Change Advisor is not among them. Oddly, too, Dr. Riyad Mucadam, the RMI’s senior climate advisor, was the only RMI government representative sent to attend the High Level Support Mechanism Meeting last month in Apia, Samoa where […]

Graduation at RMI-USP

Graduation at RMI-USP

HILARY HOSIA The RMI-USP Joint Education Program in Majuro graduated 17 students during its 19th award ceremony at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room Tuesday night. The venue was packed beyond comparison with most of the audience standing in the back through the 45-minute event. But with the lively Pacific island dance performances in between […]

Hong hopeful on human trafficking

Hong hopeful on human trafficking

Concern about trafficking in persons was highlighted in Majuro last week by the visit of Jennifer Hong, the reports and political affairs officer at the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, based in Washington, DC. Hong, who oversees production of annual trafficking in persons reports for 19 Asia and Pacific nations, […]

Machine counting? What’s the rush…

Some election observers, including some in the United States, expressed surprise that the RMI is still “hand counting” votes for the 2015 national election. Yes, it’s true: hand counting has been the norm from election number one in 1979 to election number 10 this week. Given the combination of things that bedevil technology in the […]

Health refresher training OIHC

Health refresher training OIHC

The Ministry of Health completed a refresher and updating medical course last week for its second group of outer islands health assistants this year. Ministry of Health’s Outer Islands Health Center (OIHC) concluded the two-week training for 25 health assistants bringing to 50 the number of outer islands health providers retrained in 2015. Dr. James […]

Nuclear Tribunal records being preserved

Nuclear Tribunal records being preserved

The Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal was established in 1988 with the mandate “to render final determination upon all claims past, present and future, of the Government, citizens and nationals of the Marshall Islands which are based on, arise out of, or are in any way related to the Nuclear Testing Program.” During its more […]