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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 […]

Pineapples flourish on Majuro

Pineapples flourish on Majuro

KELLY LORENNIJ Farms in Laura have successfully collaborated with the College of Micronesia and College of the Marshall Islands for sustainable and commercial cultivation of pineapples. Including the Taiwan Technical Mission and local farmers Jabukja Aikne and Foster Lanwe based in Lomar village of Laura, more than 2,000 pineapple plants have been successfully brought to […]

Telphina makes Jaluit history

Telphina makes Jaluit history

Telphina Philimon graduated from the College of the Marshall Islands Distant Learning Center in Jaluit Atoll with an AA degree in Education Tuesday, the first person to graduate since the addition of CMI extension programs on Jaluit.Telphina graduated alongside 16 Adult Basic Education students as part of CMI’s many programs. Read more about this in […]

Canoe team launches latest skills program

Canoe team launches latest skills program

Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands/WAM) started a six-month training for youth Monday with 20 trainees ready to go. The two-part training includes Life Skills classes in the morning and vocational training in the afternoon. Classes include basic English, math, and computer, which are all taught by Berlyann Labija. In previous years […]