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RMI students struggle with literacy

RMI students struggle with literacy

HILARY HOSIA The Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) report showed fifth and seventh graders in Marshall Islands had the lowest test results among 13 Pacific countries. The report was presented to principals and head teachers from the public school system recently at the International Conference Center. Students in the Marshall Islands and 12 […]

Hilda pushes RMI action agenda

Hilda pushes RMI action agenda

President Hilda Heine delivered a detailed action agenda at Monday’s Nitijela opening based on her call to improve government service to the public — as well as encouraging service by people to their country. The President’s talk also included delivery for the first time of a legislative agenda, highlighting 10 amendments or new bills that will […]

Kijiner reappointed to serve RMI

Kijiner reappointed to serve RMI

The Executive Branch of the Marshall Islands reappointed Tom Kijiner as the Marshallese envoy to Japan Monday at the ICC Cabinet Room. Chief Justice Carl Ingram presided over the swearing-in ceremony witnessed by President Hilda Heine, First Gentleman Tommy Kijiner, Jr., Foreign Minister John Silk, other Cabinet members, and family members. Ambassador Kijiner has been […]

Leaders sign plan of action

Leaders sign plan of action

Marshall Islands Mayors Association President Ota Kisino joined President Hilda Heine and Internal Affairs Minister Amenta Matthew in signing a joint communique from the recently completed Leadership Conference spelling out seven areas for follow up action. The joint communique is the first in the 16 years of this annual event. The key areas identified for […]

PNA a success without ADB

PNA a success without ADB

An Asian Development Bank report on Pacific island economies recognizes the Parties to the Nauru Agreement’s vessel day scheme (VDS) as “an outstanding global example of coastal states taking control of a fishery based on highly migratory stocks” that resulted in a more than tripling of revenue to PNA members from 2010 to 2014. But […]

MISAT: Elementary outpaces secondary

MISAT: Elementary outpaces secondary

The Marshall Islands Public School System released the results of its annual Marshall Islands Standard Achievement Test (MISAT) earlier this month in a presentation to local government mayors at the International Conference Center. The test results from this past school year show that the highest average score was produced by eighth graders, with 41 percent […]

MALGov police upgrade skills

MALGov police upgrade skills

ISAAC MARTY Five Majuro Atoll Local Government (MALGov) police officers were certified with basic computer literacy skills at Alele National Archives and Museum recently as part of the local government’s goal to establish computer systems in every police substation. The certified officers completed about two months’ training through Alele’s computer program. Sergeants James Jorimle, Huston […]

Majuro schools get WASC thumbs up

Majuro schools get WASC thumbs up

Delap Elementary School’s US accreditation has been extended for six years, the longest term given by the Accrediting Commission for Schools of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). DES is RMI’s only public elementary school that is WASC accredited. In a letter to DES Principal Loretta Case, accrediting commission chairperson Damon Kerby said […]

Coral stars at summer camp

Coral stars at summer camp

Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine joined a group of 25 high school students from around the Marshall Islands to talk about coral reefs and what the RMI and countries of the Pacific should be doing to ensure the health of their marine ecosystems. The program was the USP-sponsored Coral Reef and Climate Change Simulation, a […]

Majuro hosts big health meet

Majuro hosts big health meet

The second Pacific Islands Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI) Conference opened on Monday at the International Conference Center. The conference, hosted by the Ministry of Health, continues through Friday. Supported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), PCSI is “a mechanism for organizing and blending interrelated health issues, activities, and prevention strategies to facilitate […]

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