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Majuro blood drive a success

Majuro blood drive a success

The Fiji community along with Australian Aid, Ministry of Health and Human Services, and Red Cross operated a clinic at Delap Park last Saturday for people who wanted to donate blood to help Majuro hospital. Organizers said it is their plan to conduct a blood donation drive every three months. Fijian lab techs who work […]

Night market a hit in Majuro

Night market a hit in Majuro

WILMER JOEL For the first time ever during Breast Cancer Awareness month, a “Pinking of you” Night Market was organized as part of community outreach awareness raising. Last Saturday night’s event was organized by the Ministry of Health and Human Services, Breast Cancer Society, Cancer Support Group, and Women United Together in the Marshall Islands […]

Local women get tourism funds

Local women get tourism funds

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the Office of Commerce Investment and Tourism (OCIT) recognized two local entrepreneurs at a special ceremony late last month. Estella Matthew and Chessika Jim are the first to receive seed funding through the Ao Kapijuknen Women-Led Domestic Tourism Pilot Program. The two women went through an […]

Census near completion

Census near completion

The RMI national census is nearing completion, with most of two urban centers and outer islands completed. The census was launched August 23 and is now nearing the two-month mark.Economic Policy, Planning and Statistics Office Director Frederick deBrum said this week that census enumerators are now working to connect with households that were missed during […]

Canoe race challenges captains

Canoe race challenges captains

Last Friday’s Culture Day Litakboki canoe race was a challenge in multiple ways. Majuro’s version of the famous Ailinglaplap Jebro race featured a nearly 30-mile-long course from Laura to Delap — nothing like the usual downtown races that run a triangle route from Delap to Ejit Island and back. Some 15 outriggers representing different atolls […]

Group of 43 arrives Majuro, Kwaj

Group of 43 arrives Majuro, Kwaj

Former First Lady Arlin Tomeing ‬was among 43 people who arrived in the RMI this week Tuesday to begin a two-week quarantine. Seven people deplaned at Majuro for isolation at the Arrak Quarantine Facility, while 36 are quarantining at the US Army Garrison — Kwajalein Atoll. ‪Deputy Chief Secretary Abacca Anjain-Maddison said Wednesday in a […]

Culture Week a blast

Culture Week a blast

Laura Elementary School opened its Culture Week on campus with a lot of fun. Students and teachers wore woven hats in support of Lutok Kobban Alele program for the week. They continued their day with Marshallese biit dances and chanting, which brought a lot of cheering and laughter from parents, students and teachers. Students at […]

Ebeye celebrates Taiwan Day

Ebeye celebrates Taiwan Day

The Kwajalein Atoll Local Government announced the sponsorship of Taiwan Day on Ebeye to thank and recognize Taiwan’s assistance in health and agriculture. The special day was held September 9. Taiwan Ambassador Jeffery SC Hsiao and Madam Hsiao were invited, along with traditional leader Drille J. Kabua representing Iroojlaplap Michael Kabua, Nitijela Member David Paul, […]

CMI court closed until 2022

CMI court closed until 2022

GEOVANNIE JOHNSON Trying to play basketball? The College of the Marshall Islands basketball court was closed off to the public this past summer due to corrosion of the roof. The structure was built in 2013 by a visiting US Navy team and has served as a multi-purpose space for many events for sports, school fairs […]

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