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Canoes blessed, paddled, enjoyed

Canoes blessed, paddled, enjoyed

Fifty-plus people turned out to witness the blessing and launch of the Majuro Ocean Sports Club outrigger canoes on Saturday at the University of the South Pacific’s lagoonside campus in Long Island. “The ambience was so positive and everyone was really excited to be there for the launch and the paddling,” Club Captain Larry Hernandez […]

CMI student dies in accident

CMI student dies in accident

A two car crash in Ajeltake Sunday morning left one driver dead and sent more than six people to the hospital for treatment of injuries. It took three ambulances to transport the accident victims to Majuro hospital. The driver of an off-duty taxi, CMI student Manita “Lala” Albious, was pronounced dead on arrival at Majuro […]

Students get ROC-RMI ‘bonus’

Students get ROC-RMI ‘bonus’

President David Kabua congratulated 75 students and teachers at the second award ceremony for the Taiwan–RMI Presidents’ Scholarship Fund held last Friday at the Marshall Islands Resort. The Fund is a joint effort of the two countries to offer an incentive to honor students from both public and private schools and in-service teachers who have […]

Kwaj system did its job

Kwaj system did its job

Kwajalein officials said the quarantine process at the Army base is working exactly as it is supposed to. In response to questions from the Journal, the US Army Garrison — Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) command confirmed that from last week’s repatriated personnel going into quarantine here, two tested positive for Covid-19. “They have no signs or […]

RMI’s Covid-free status ends

RMI’s Covid-free status ends

First Lady Ginger Kabua (third from right) with mother Dolores Shoniber (in wheelchair) and niece Natalie Shoniber were the first to get off Saturday’s United Airlines flight at Kwajalein as the first group of repatriated Marshallese arrived. Photo: RMI Liaison Office. Last week’s first-ever Covid-positive case in quarantine at Kwajalein and the arrival of the […]

RMI repatriation moves ahead

RMI repatriation moves ahead

Deputy Chief Secretary Abacca Anjain-Maddison, Deputy Health Secretary Mailynn Konelios-Lang and Public Health Director Dr. Frank Underwood led a public briefing last Friday about the government’s plan for repatriating Marshallese stranded outside RMI, starting with a group of 27 people scheduled to arrive this Saturday. As repatriation moves into gear, some RMI residents and leaders […]

Mental health gets Ebeye focus

Mental health gets Ebeye focus

GIFF JOHNSON A completed suicide and several follow on attempted suicides this month on Ebeye underline ongoing mental health issues and needs in communities in the Marshall Islands. The visit last week to Ebeye by Majuro-based mental health program staff working for the Ministry of Health and local NGOs generated wide community engagement on the […]

Pink Tea Party a hit

Pink Tea Party a hit

A big turnout of people, replete with creative handicraft-style hats and snazzy outfits, highlighted last week’s Third Annual Breast Cancer Pink Tea Party held at RRE’s Tide Table. Over 100 people packed into the restaurant for the breast cancer awareness program that included music, dancing, speeches, door prizes, a photo booth and high spirits. WUTMI […]

Dexter gets stamp of approval

Dexter gets stamp of approval

EVE BURNS Dexter Jikit was named the new RMI Postmaster General this week by the board of the RMI Postal Services Authority. Jikit started working in the post office in 2015 and worked his way up the ladder from handling mail to his new role as Postmaster General. He replaces Ainrik George who is now […]

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