Bruce Bilimon

Mental health gets boost

Mental health gets boost

The recent groundbreaking for the RMI’s first-ever Human Services stress ward and crisis unit moves plans from the drawing board to the action stage. Asian Development Bank and RMI Covid funds are supporting the new facility, putting priority on a long-neglected area of health in the Marshall Islands. “The biggest struggle for mental health was […]

Children’s program gets support

Children’s program gets support

A signing ceremony involving President David Kabua and Health Minister Bruce Bilimon was held June 3 at the Cabinet to advance the work of the Early Child Development program. The two leaders are lending their support to the RMI effort to help bring awareness concerning children’s health and lifestyle in the Marshall Islands. The program […]

Japan makes big marine donation

Japan makes big marine donation

Japan Ambassador Norio Saito handed over 18 boats and a radio communication system to Natural Resources and Commerce Minister Sandy Alfred in a ceremony at Uliga Dock May 25. The ceremony was witnessed by President David Kabua, Reverend Palukne Johnny, President of United Church of Christ, Minister of Works, Infrastructure and Utilities Jiba Kabua, Minister […]

Australian ambassador arrives

Australian ambassador arrives

WILMER JOEL Australia’s first resident Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Brek Anthony Batley and his wife Mary Palmer arrived in Majuro last Thursday, after two weeks of quarantine at the US Army Garrison — Kwajalein Atoll. Straight from their airport arrival, they were both escorted to the International Conference Center where President David Kabua accepted […]

Boys take val and sal

Boys take val and sal

WILMER JOEL Marshall Islands High School (MIHS) 56th commencement exercise will go down as the largest graduation of this school year. A total of 169 graduates from sections 12A to 12G successfully completed four school years at MIHS. The graduation venue was flooded with many parents, families, and friends who witnessed this momentous occasion. Joining […]

Nitijela calls Bartel to honor

Nitijela calls Bartel to honor

GIFF JOHNSON Col. Jeremy Bartel was called to honor by Nitijela Monday in what Speaker Kenneth Kedi said was an unprecedented ceremony in the chamber. Bartel flew into Majuro Monday for the ceremony in the Chamber and was joined by US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral for the event. The Nitijela session started off as usual with […]

Ebeye celebrates Ribuuk Meto

Ebeye celebrates Ribuuk Meto

Ribuuk Meto received a wild welcome party at Ebeye dock. The first event of Kwajalein Day was the christening of Ribuuk Meto, making its maiden voyage from Majuro to Kwajalein. This christening was unlike Majuro’s, which was, for lack of a better word, dull. Kwajalein folk really topped the bar on celebrating. Women were all […]

RMI launches Covid vaccines

RMI launches Covid vaccines

GIFF JOHNSONThe Marshall Islands became the first independent nation in the Pacific region to begin Covid-19 vaccinations as a group of high-ranking Marshall Islands leaders joined with Ministry of Health doctors and nurses to be the first to receive the United States government-provided vaccines on Tuesday.The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) delivered to Majuro […]

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