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Bruce heads climate team

Bruce heads climate team

RMI Minister of Health and Human Services Bruce Bilimon joined Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Fredericksen and US Climate Envoy John Kerry at Monday’s climate event in Glasgow, Scotland where US has joined the Marshall Islands call for zero shipping emissions by 2050. “This is an initiative RMI has been pushing through International Maritime Organization […]

Staying Current

Staying Current

Mostly unknown to people outside of the Marshall Islands High School community, the students are cranking out a regular school newspaper. It’s called The Current and is loaded with stories and photos from around the campus. The latest issue includes a Q&A with students giving their opinions about the changed final exam schedule — some […]

US Reps want nuclear solution

US Reps want nuclear solution

GIFF JOHNSON Three Marshall Islanders delivered clearly worded testimony to Rep. Katie Porter’s subcommittee seeking US Congressional action to ensure that the Marshall Islands nuclear test legacy is fully addressed by the US government.Despite a refusal to date by the US executive branch to agree to address the nuclear issue within the framework of Compact […]

PSC-Finance deal on performance

PSC-Finance deal on performance

The Public Service Commission and the Ministry of Finance celebrated the endorsement of the Public Financial Management (PFM) Competency Framework/Monakjan nin Kalablok Kabel – Jitok Kabel earlier this month with a ceremony. The PFM Competency Framework is a specialized human resource tool identifying behaviors, knowledge, skills and capabilities as well as supporting professional development for […]

Compact’s 35th birthday celebrated

Compact’s 35th birthday celebrated

The US Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs combined to put on a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Compact of Free Association last Thursday in Majuro. The gala event featured a color guard by American Legion Post 22, the RMI and US national anthems sung by Jenny Aiseia and Fern Stege, respectively, […]

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 […]