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In the pink of things

In the pink of things

EVE BURNS To say last Thursday’s Pink Tea Party was a success is to be guilty of a gross understatement. The fourth annual Pink Tea Party was a spectacular event organized by the Ministry of Health and Human Services’ National Cancer Prevention Program, Marshall Islands Breast Cancer Society, Cancer Support Group and Women United Together […]

Students line up for Covid shots

Students line up for Covid shots

WILMER JOEL, GIFF JOHNSON The Ministry of Health and Human Services began implementing the Pfizer vaccine for students who are 12 to 17 years old in various local high schools and middle schools in Majuro earlier this month. Each week on Fridays, ministry staff are going to these secondary schools to conduct the vaccinations. Their […]

Brenson joins RMI Cabinet

Brenson joins RMI Cabinet

Minister Brenson Wase took the oath of office last Friday at Cabinet, bringing him back into the the Ministry of Finance — a post in which he has many years previous experience. Special Assistant to the President Benjamin Kiluwe emceed the swearing in, Rev. Palukne Johnny of the United Church of Christ blessed the undertaking, […]

MIMRA celebrates new book

MIMRA celebrates new book

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority put on a special program last Friday at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room to launch a new book — the first ever to document the Marshall Islands commercial fishing story.President David Kabua headlined the event, offering praise for MIMRA and the book, “Our Ocean’s Promise — From Aspirations […]

RMI celebrates Taiwan 10-10

RMI celebrates Taiwan 10-10

The Taiwan Embassy hosted a 110th National Day Celebration Banquet poolside at the Marshall Islands Resort on Saturday evening. VIP guests celebrating Taiwan’s October 10 birthday, aka ‘the Double Tenth Day,’ included President David Kabua and First Lady Ginger and Nitijela Member and Iroojlaplap Michael Kabua. Also in attendance were numerous Cabinet members, senators, government […]

Women’s loan fund gets going

Women’s loan fund gets going

The Taiwan-funded women’s small loan program known as Kora Im Ankil (KIA) Fund Inc. is getting down to business following a board of directors meeting last week that finalized bylaws and other details for the program to start. This week, Tuesday a small ceremony was held at Bank of Marshall Islands marking the official turnover […]

Hospital delivery ward spiffed up

Hospital delivery ward spiffed up

The Labor and Delivery Ward at Majuro hospital is back to full operation after completion of a major renovation program. The ward held a ‘reopening’ ceremony Monday to mark the upgrade attended by Minister Bruce Bilimon, MOHHS management, along with pediatricians, hospital staff and partners. The work was supported by the Early Childhood Development Project […]

Marshallese canoes built in EU

Marshallese canoes built in EU

GIFF JOHNSON Marshallese style boats are being designed and built by skilled builders in the Marshall Islands, naturally enough, but also in places that one might not expect, such as Europe. Here in Majuro, Waan Aelon in Majel has designed and built what they call a “carro proa.” The WAM team built it in three […]

School floats delight Majuro

School floats delight Majuro

WILMER JOEL Lutok Kobben Alele culture ceremony last week wouldn’t have been exhilarating without the prodigious float parade with all the Mrs. Wut and Mr. Kapeel from each of the nine high schools in Majuro. Each of these contestants represented the tools and flowers that embody the Marshallese culture. Organizing and taking charge of the […]

Ronnie’s marlin wins All-Mike

Ronnie’s marlin wins All-Mike

Plenty of fish, but no seriously large ones, highlighted the 29th Annual All Micronesia Fishing Tournament in Majuro hosted by the Marshalls Billfish Club last weekend. Team Kirtake Captain Ronnie Reimers won the marlin contest and $4,000 with a 194lb marlin. Interestingly, two categories of fish had anglers tied for the top prizes, while Team […]