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Chopper pilot survives crash

Chopper pilot survives crash

GIFF JOHNSON I was minding my own business (for once), heading out of town Saturday afternoon.My phone “bings.” “A helicopter crashed into the lagoon by the airport,” says the message. That item took me out of my reverie and I drove with more focus to the airport, asking my informant some questions as I went […]

RMI cuts quarantine time

RMI cuts quarantine time

GIFF JOHNSON Important developments on the Marshallese repatriation program include a shortening of the quarantine time and increased numbers of people returning. At last Thursday’s Cabinet meeting, RMI leaders endorsed a Ministry of Health and Human Services/National Disaster Committee recommendation to reduce the quarantine time at Kwajalein from three to two weeks. Coupled with the […]

Farmers are newly mobile

Farmers are newly mobile

Laura farmers received gifts from Taiwan that will always be remembered. A total of 90 bicycles were given to Laura Farmers Association, Taiwan Technical Farm and Marshall Islands Organic Farmers Association. The bikes were donated by Taiwan and distributed by Natural Resources and Commerce, supervised by NRC staff Risa Kabua and Randon Jack. Laura resident […]

Lifters aim to top 30-medal tally

Lifters aim to top 30-medal tally

Ministry of Education, Training and Sport/PSS, the national federations and the sporting community are grateful that Majuro Atoll Local Government (MALGov) expanded the sports competition list for Majuro Day, allowing sports that don’t have many opportunities for competition to do so in preparations for the Micronesian Games to be hosted here in the summer of […]

Daughter takes on father’s spirit

Daughter takes on father’s spirit

“I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the service of humanity. The health and well-being of my patient will be my first consideration.” Surrounded by Health Minister Bruce Bilimon, Majuro hospital doctors and staff, and family, Dr. Ethel Briand, the daughter of late Dr. Kennar Briand, read out the Hippocratic oath, becoming the youngest […]

IOM promotes women in tourism

IOM promotes women in tourism

IOM is working with the Jelto Island community in Majuro Atoll to launch a Women-Led Domestic Tourism Pilot Project. It is working alongside technical partners Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce (NRC), Office of Commerce Investment and Tourism (OCIT), Women United Together in Marshall Islands (WUTMI), Jibron Ae Entrepreneurs (JAE) and other technical representatives and […]

A day for celebration

A day for celebration

BOLDEN ELANZO It was an unforgettable day for the Ministry of Health and Human Services staff and leaders last month as they witnessed five functions taking place in one day at Majuro hospital. A one-hour press conference was held with MOHHS leaders urging people to get the Covid vaccine that is now available. This was […]

Marshallese-made film debut

Marshallese-made film debut

KAREN EARNSHAW “I think the best story to tell is: Tell them who we are! We are Ocean People. And the same ocean that feeds us is now threatening us. Unfortunately, there is another ‘nuclear’ bomb coming our way. It is Climate Change.” With these words, Canoes of the Marshall Islands Director Alson Kelen kicks […]

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