Bolden Elanzo Jr.

IOM launches women’s biz program

IOM launches women’s biz program

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted an introductory workshop earlier this month for a new funding opportunity to empower women in business. The workshop, held at Marshall Islands Resort, brought together interested people to learn about the new opportunity for women entrepreneurs. Funding is coming from the US government through IOM, which is rolling […]

MIDB taxi plan on hold

MIDB taxi plan on hold

BOLDEN ELANZOA Marshall Islands Development Bank program to assist Marshallese to own their own taxis in Majuro has been put on hold due to a variety of challenges that developed after it was launched in 2018. The program was rolled out in 2018 and involved loans to help local drivers purchase their own vehicles. The […]

Majuro students aim for Xavier

Majuro students aim for Xavier

Fifty-one students from different schools around Majuro took the Xavier High School entrance test last Saturday at Assumption campus. Assumption School, Marshall Islands Friends of Xavier (MIFOX) and the Xavier High School students combined to make the test a success. The Xavier High School entrance test administers said they greatly appreciated the donor support that […]

Co-op reasserts debate dominance

Co-op reasserts debate dominance

The culmination of Education Week 2021 was a debate competition for all high schools — including ones from Kwajalein, Jaluit and Wotje — at the International Conference Center (ICC) Friday. Majuro Cooperative High School took the title, after not making the debate finals last year. Unusually, two Marshall Islands High School teams argued themselves into […]

A day for celebration

A day for celebration

BOLDEN ELANZO It was an unforgettable day for the Ministry of Health and Human Services staff and leaders last month as they witnessed five functions taking place in one day at Majuro hospital. A one-hour press conference was held with MOHHS leaders urging people to get the Covid vaccine that is now available. This was […]

SV Kwai’s new phase

SV Kwai’s new phase

A hands-on sailing training jointly implemented by GIZ and the Ministry of Transportation was held last Thursday on SV Kwai cargo ship. During its six months in RMI, the Kwai has played an active role in hauling copra from the outer islands to Tobolar for milling, and transporting goods to remote islands for sale. With […]

Lively cancer prevention action

Lively cancer prevention action

A special “walk to prevent cancer” was held Thursday at Delap Park as an opening ceremony for this year’s 2021 “I am and I will” World Cancer Month. Over 200 people participated in the event and many found joy of coming together and supporting the cancer community.Various activities that day included a walkathon. But the most […]

US $2m for FAS women

US $2m for FAS women

The United States awarded a grant of $2,050,500 earlier this month to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Micronesia for implementing projects designed to address women’s and girl’s issues in the islands.These include gender discrimination, entrepreneurship, and community development in the RMI, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.At the launch of the initiative, held […]

All-time copra high

All-time copra high

Copra makers in the Marshall Islands set an all-time record for production in 2020 and earned themselves nearly $9 million in the process, reported the Tobolar Copra Processing Authority last Friday.The year was so good that the total broke the previous record set in 1970 of 7,348 tons by over 1,000 tons. The 12-month calendar […]