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Live Covid drill hits Majuro

Live Covid drill hits Majuro

This was a learning moment for hospital staff, IOM, airport staff, bus drivers, police, National Disaster Management Office, and everyone else involved. This exercise started off at the airport, where in the scenario, there were hospital staff testing people who just arrived on Majuro. Nurses practiced how to ask the questions, getting samples into the […]

Action on domestic violence

Action on domestic violence

EVE BURNS Women United Together in the Marshall Islands (WUTMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the RMI Attorney General (AG) last week to confirm cooperation to protect victims of domestic violence. The new agreement represents a joint working arrangement with the AG’s office and WUTMI’s Weto in Mour program for providing services to victims […]

Drug ‘incursion’ fizzles

Drug ‘incursion’ fizzles

GIFF JOHNSON Cocaine packages on the beach. An incursion by a foreign yacht related to possible drug activity. A bloody trail leading into the island. This information — or something close to this — rolled into Majuro law enforcement authorities from Tobal, Aur on August 12. MIPD quickly put together its Sea Patrol crew, pulled […]

Likiep’s fishing blast

Likiep’s fishing blast

Last year’s first Likiep Atoll Fishing Tournament and Expedition was a big hit with local fishermen and the community, generating momentum for holding the second annual competition late last month at Likiep. “I started this Likiep Atoll Fishing Tournament and Expedition one year ago with my brother Nicky deBrum with the good support from MIMRA […]

Nitijela launches August session

Nitijela launches August session

As Nitijela opened Monday for its final 19 sitting days of the year, the session is getting high visibility from abroad through NTA’s lifestream of the session on its Facebook page. The opening of Nitijela Monday showed a strong turnout of 28 members of parliament (MPs) at roll call, with four excused and one absent. […]

Can you spray that again?

Can you spray that again?

At the direction of the Chief Secretary and National Disaster Committee, the RMI EPA organized a vector team to decontaminate incoming cargo. All the mail that enters the RMI is subject to decontamination by the EPA vector team, said EPA General Manager Moriana Phillip. Mail arrives on pallets that teams spray. Then this large volume […]

The show goes on!

The show goes on!

GIFF JOHNSON Thinking outside the box is second nature to Six9Too Productions head honcho Daniel Kramer. Concern about coronavirus forced cancellation of Kramer’s much-anticipated spring break and summer concerts. But there are always opportunities and Kramer is gearing for a big, live-streamed concert aimed primarily at Marshallese living in the United States. Kramer sees it […]

USAG-KA hosts first RMI returnees

USAG-KA hosts first RMI returnees

HILARY HOSIA The first Marshallese to re-enter RMI during the lockdown was released Tuesday to the general public following 21 days of strict quarantine at the US Army Garrison – Kwajalein Atoll. Immediately after his release, longtime USAG-KA employee Joe Rubon met with US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral, Col. Jeremy Bartel, Kwajalein Mayor Hirata Kabua, Kwajalein […]

1963: When polio hit RMI

1963: When polio hit RMI

GIFF JOHNSON The polio epidemic in the Marshall Islands 57 years ago offers a cautionary note in today’s coronavirus world. A total of 194 Marshallese and two Americans experienced some level of paralysis and 11 Marshallese died on 10 of 22 populated atolls. The polio epidemic here happened eight years after a vaccine for the […]

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