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Students produce creative RMI stories

Students produce creative RMI stories

GIFF JOHNSON Local students in Majuro and Ebeye were given the chance to show their audiovisual creativity in a series of workshops that will lead to a soon-to-be-released film and graphic adaptations of Marshallese legends. A team from the United Kingdom collaborated with the local organization Jambo Arts to sponsor drawing and animation workshops involving […]

Runit captures global concern

Runit captures global concern

GIFF JOHNSON After decades of no one outside the Marshall Islands paying attention to the nuclear waste storage facility known as the Runit Dome, it is increasingly in the international spotlight with attention like never before. Following UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ comments of concern last month about possible leakage of radioactivity from the Runit […]

US-MIDB deal expands housing options

US-MIDB deal expands housing options

KELLY LORENNIJ The US Embassy is providing a $360,000 grant for the Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance project, managed by the Marshall Islands Development Bank in partnership with the USDA Rural Development program.The funding continues a project that has assisted over 100 families build their homes from the foundation to the roof. US Ambassador Karen […]

Deaf kids get hearing aid

Deaf kids get hearing aid

KELLY LORENNIJ The Marshall Islands Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program conducted screening and follow up surgeries for babies and young children on Ebeye and Majuro the past two weeks. EHDI, with the aid of University of Hawaii managing the program grant, brought in a team of specialists to continue their ongoing hearing intervention […]

Hospital focuses on power fix

Hospital focuses on power fix

GIFF JOHNSON A small fire on an electrical panel in the TB ward Monday caused power to go off for the facility at Majuro hospital. It confirms ongoing power issues that plague Majuro hospital’s electrical system — problems highlighted in an assessment of the electrical system conducted late last month by a US expert. “The […]

199 graduate from MIHS

199 graduate from MIHS

KELLY LORENNIJ Marshall Islands High School closed this year’s graduation season with 199 fresh graduates, symbolizing the end of an important chapter in their lives, but one they will never forget. As top students Billhorn Neamon and Bertiako Sorimle, valedictorian and salutatorian respectively, stressed, “Once a gecko, always a gecko.” Health Minister Kalani Kaneko accomplished […]

‘Original three’ graduate at Assumption

‘Original three’ graduate at Assumption

HILARY HOSIA Of the 14 graduates from Assumption High School last Sunday, three stood out for the fact that they’ve been classmates since their very first day in kindergarten 13 years ago.Meet the “original three” from Assumption: Barton Jakki Kaios, Niro Joji Tareo and Cyrus Curtis Graham. Approximately $52,200 has been injected into the school […]

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