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Wellness Center goes mobile

Wellness Center goes mobile

The Wellness Center held a blessing ceremony Monday for its two new vehicles: the Waan Lomor, a product of collaboration among New Zealand Foreign Ministry, Taiwan Health Center, LDS Charities, the RMI Health Ministry, MALGov, REACH-MI, and Canvasback, as well as a brand new pickup truck, donated by MALGov. Health Minister Kalani Kaneko, Majuro Mayor […]

Largest PATA meeting held in Majuro

Largest PATA meeting held in Majuro

HILARY HOSIA A brief welcoming statement from Office of Commerce, Investment and Tourism Director Carlos Domnick kick started the first Tri-Annual Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter meeting at Marshall Islands Resort Tuesday. The weeklong conference has the biggest turnout in PATA history, even bigger than the recent meet in Guam as stated during […]

Betel nut up in smoke

Betel nut up in smoke

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands National Police burned a large stock of betel nut Tuesday confiscated from stores around Majuro following a series of raids of local businesses initiated three weeks ago. Law enforcement authorities said the contraband was collected from businesses stretching from Laura to the end of the island in Rita. The national law […]

Japan funds health ship

Japan funds health ship

Japan Ambassador Norio Saito and RMI Foreign Minister John Silk signed an exchange of notes for two Japan Grant Aid of Economic and Social Development Programs last week in Majuro. The signing ceremony was held at the Cabinet conference room in Majuro and attended by President Hilda Heine, Minister of Health and Human Services Kalani […]

Jobod and Duke’s Midsummer dream

Jobod and Duke’s Midsummer dream

KELLY LORENNIJ Majuro’s favorite Music Men, Jobod Silk and Duke Gaston, are set to train with Shakespeare & Company this summer in Lenox, Massachusetts courtesy of the non-profit. Youth Bridge Global organization, which is raising funds and support for scholarships for both actors worth over $5,000 for board and tuition. Theatre itself is an art […]

$1 million fund for RMI women

$1 million fund for RMI women

KELLY LORENNIJ Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine convened the first Pacific Women Leaders Coalition Conference in Majuro Tuesday and Wednesday, using the opportunity to launch a new joint ROC/Taiwan-RMI fund to support business ventures by Marshallese women. Before Tuesday’s opening the session, Heine said that the “Conference comes at an important time. We need to […]

Student safety in spotlight following incident

Student safety in spotlight following incident

HILARY HOSIA An assault of a North Delap Elementary School first grade student late last week highlighted a series of assaults of students in Majuro public schools in recent weeks. Recent previous incidents had not received public scrutiny, including a Long Island Elementary snafu when a student was held back in school after being assaulted, […]

Music Man lights up audiences

Music Man lights up audiences

PAMELA PERKINS As always, the Youth Bridge Global/RMI Ministry of Education/Marshall Islands High School musical production is an amazing experience. Students of elementary through college age have been working diligently since early 2019 to entertain us at the level we have come to expect: success again! Music Man is wonderful! The opening scene with the […]

EPA responds to Ebeye water problems

EPA responds to Ebeye water problems

An outbreak of diarrhea on Ebeye could be linked to the high percentage of private and public water catchments that are contaminated with E.coli (human or animal waste) or other forms of contaminants. In response to requests for assistance from authorities on Ebeye, RMI EPA laboratory technician Paul Paul went to Ebeye to conduct numerous […]