Eve Burns

MIMRA launches PAN program

MIMRA launches PAN program

EVE BURNS Marshall Islands Marine Resource Authority launched its Protected Area Network (PAN) office last week at International Conference Center. The PAN program vision is for a sustainable and resilient Marshall Islands where natural and cultural resources are effectively managed and conserved for future generations. Their mission to secure and enable mobilization of resources in […]

House-to-house a success

GIFF JOHNSON The government ramped up its ongoing Covid vaccination program Monday this week by starting house-to-house immunizations throughout Majuro. The move takes a page out of the measles vaccine program three years ago and the initial start of Covid vaccines in January 2021 by taking the program into the community.Monday’s outreach effort showed the […]

Local church leads skills training

Local church leads skills training

EVE BURNS Morning Star Church in partnership with the National Training Council (NTC) is hosting a technical vocational program where kids who dropped out of school can participate and learn life skills that will help them in the future. The opening ceremony took place at Morning Star Church at Rairok last week. The training is […]

First women’s fund loan issued

First women’s fund loan issued

EVE BURNS The first ever recipient of a loan from the new Kora im an Kil Fund (Kora Fund) was recognized last Thursday. The Kora Fund is a Taiwan funded small loan program to support women entrepreneurs in the Marshall Islands. The idea for the fund came from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and President Hilda […]

Bravo survivor Nerje dies at 74

Bravo survivor Nerje dies at 74

EVE BURNS Nerje Joseph, 74, who died recently at Majuro hospital, was one of a dwindling number of Rongelap Islanders who were on Rongelap or Ailinginae on March 1, 1954 when the US government detonated the Bravo hydrogen bomb at Bikini. Bravo spewed a snowstorm of radioactive fallout on Nerje and the other 85 people […]

Silia expands horizons with Red Cross

Silia expands horizons with Red Cross

EVE BURNS Silia Peter has worked hard to earn her first aid and CPR license.Silia, 23, has been a volunteer with Red Cross since 2017. She was recently recognized with a leadership award and first aid certificate. She was chosen because she advances Red Cross’ cause to train more people in first aid and CPR […]

Bonus for 16 Days of Activism

Bonus for 16 Days of Activism

EVE BURNS Although the closing of the 16 Days of Activism already happened November 10, it did not stop the National Olympic Committee, Red Cross, WUTMI, Micronesian Legal Services, Internal Affairs and Minister Kessai Note from hosting and attending a series of events last Saturday at Delap Park. Red Cross presented awards for volunteers who […]

United forced out of airport office

United forced out of airport office

GIFF JOHNSON RMI Ports Authority continues to be beset with problems. The latest? United Airlines moved out of its office in the main terminal of Amata Kabua International Airport earlier this week after it was determined the facility was unsafe for UA workers. Last week, a United worker reportedly “fell through the floor” on the […]

Majuro blood drive a success

Majuro blood drive a success

The Fiji community along with Australian Aid, Ministry of Health and Human Services, and Red Cross operated a clinic at Delap Park last Saturday for people who wanted to donate blood to help Majuro hospital. Organizers said it is their plan to conduct a blood donation drive every three months. Fijian lab techs who work […]

Kabua’s Cabinet shakeup continues

Kabua’s Cabinet shakeup continues

President David Kabua nominated Ebon Nitijela Member John Silk to Cabinet Tuesday, and Speaker Kenneth Kedi confirmed the nomination late Tuesday afternoon. This is the President’s second appointment of a former opposition Nitijela Member to his Cabinet, a development that largely blurs political lines in Nitijela, giving the President wide latitude to choose from the […]