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Repeat clean audits for EPA

Repeat clean audits for EPA

RMI EPA staff joined together last week to celebrate the second consecutive year of “no-finding” audits. “We wanted to share this photo of staff and board of directors of RMI EPA holding yet another clean audit for FY2019, two years in a row now A+,” said EPA General Manager Moriana Phillip. The Deloitte audit showed […]

Covid checks happily received

Covid checks happily received

The RMI Labor Division handed out the first Covid-19 unemployment relief checks to Marshallese on Monday this week at the Marshall Islands Resort. The funding for the Covid-19 unemployment aid comes through the US CARES Act, adopted earlier this year when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit the US. There were 26 initial recipients, including MIMRA […]

Laura farmers honored

Laura farmers honored

EVE BURNSThe Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce (NRC) and Laura Farmers Association (LFA) gathered for a day of recognition and a BBQ lunch. LFA is a non-government organization that helps farmer with tools and seedlings to improve farming here in the Marshall Islands. The organization first started in 2005 but has been inactive for […]

Chicken pox starts, dengue spikes

Chicken pox starts, dengue spikes

EVE BURNSWith Dengue fever going up, the Ministry of Health called all school principals to a meeting at Public School System headquarters last week. Deputy Health Secretary Mailynn Konelios-Lang led the meeting. The meeting was focused on the fact that those affected by dengue are the children who are in school. Marshall Islands have been […]

Uptick in dengue cases

Uptick in dengue cases

GIFF JOHNSON An emergency medical situation the first week of September involving a patient from Mili Atoll with dengue fever has increased concern at the Ministry of Health and Human Services about a possible resurgence of the illness on the outer islands — in line with an uptick of cases in Majuro in recent weeks. […]

Laura gets Red Cross focus

Laura gets Red Cross focus

EVE BURNSMarshall Islands Red Cross Society held a World First Aid Day event at Laura this past Saturday. Red Cross announced it will be using the Jeirok Center as a sub-office going forward. World First Aid Day is an annual campaign to promote the importance of first aid training in preventing injuries and saving lives. […]

School lunches improve attendance

School lunches improve attendance

EVE BURNSThe lunch program for public schools has always been a big help to local schools, particularly in student attendance, which is measurably higher on days with provided lunches. Delap Elementary School Vice Principal David Robert told the Journal that the lunch program helps with the school attendance. The school sees a 10-15 percent improvement […]

Singing to teach language

Singing to teach language

There is a team of new teachers, called the Bilingual Education Unit, which was established by the Customary Law and Language Commission, PSS, and CMI. There are four pillars of this team: • going out to schools and training teachers in bilingual education • designing new learning materials based primarily on the Marshallese language and […]

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