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Lady Spartans make their mark

Lady Spartans make their mark

In what would be surprising to a person familiar only with the 1960s and 1970s dynamic between American Kwajalein and Marshallese Ebeye, the Kwajalein Jr/Sr High School is today represented by an all-Marshallese girls basketball team. In another milestone, this is the first Lady Spartans team to play in competition on Ebeye Island as girls […]

New vessel arrives Majuro

New vessel arrives Majuro

WILMER JOEL RMI’s new vessel the MV Ribuuk Meto finally reached Majuro last Friday evening after being forced to shelter in Ailinglaplap’s lagoon last week due to poor ocean conditions. Government authorities and the representatives of Lerooj Esther Zedkeia were present to institute the welcoming ceremony for this ship at Majuro’s passage into the lagoon […]

Ebeye girls’ court battles

Ebeye girls’ court battles

Ebeye took a giant leap for women’s empowerment last week following the first-ever basketball competition for women between Father Hacker High School and Kwajalein Atoll High School at the Jabro Sports Complex.  Strict dress code enforced by traditional leaders prevented women from participating in the popular sport in the past — that changed when Iroojlaplap and […]

More Covid vaccines hit RMI

More Covid vaccines hit RMI

Since the rollout of Covid vaccinations in RMI shortly before the New Year, the Ministry of Health and Human Services has vaccinated 612 healthcare workers and other “front line” employees. Meantime, the RMI’s Covid vaccination program for the public will soon be moving into high-gear, with the arrival in Majuro of 6,000 doses of the […]

President Kabua’s to-do list

President Kabua’s to-do list

GIFF JOHNSON President David Kabua delivered a state of the nation address at Monday’s Nitijela opening ceremony, issuing a straightforward call for improvements in many areas of government operations.As is customary with ceremonial openings that do not involve the drama of an election, the chamber gallery evidenced many empty seats, save for the church singing […]

Hawaii office gears for Medicaid deluge

Hawaii office gears for Medicaid deluge

KAREN EARNSHAWJosie Howard, Program Director of Hawaii’s We Are Oceania (WAO) organization, is feeling extremely grateful that the US government’s Covid-19 relief bill will finally reinstate Medicaid eligibility to all Compact of Free Association citizens living in the United States.“I’ve been meeting with Senator Mazie Hirono and others on this and we are all moving […]