Hilary Hosia

RMI soon to see formula shortage

RMI soon to see formula shortage

EVE BURNS The Marshall Islands is slowly feeling the ongoing shortage of baby formula in the United States. Retail stores and consumers in the US have been hit by the shortage. The ongoing baby formula shortage, caused by a combination of recalls and supply chain issues, has intensified in recent weeks, reported the Deseret News […]

Cash transfer program launched

Cash transfer program launched

Bank of Marshall Islands (BOMI) agreed to waive usual bank account application fees for women enrolled in the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program. The news was shared during the signing of an agreement between BOMI and the national government last week at the International Conference Center during the Early Childhood Development National Forum. The CCT […]

Body found in lagoon

Body found in lagoon

HILARY HOSIA An unidentified body was found floating in Majuro lagoon Tuesday morning. Authorities received a call Tuesday morning from vessel New Takatsuki claiming a body was seen floating near their anchored vessel, a police report from the Majuro Atoll Local Government’s Marine Patrol Division (MAPD) stated. A joint taskforce was quickly mobilized consisting of […]

Early child project launched

Early child project launched

In addition to informational briefings this week at the International Conference Center about the full rollout of the World Bank-supported Early Childhood Development project, a number of‪ important specific aspects of the new program were launched.‬ ‪These included the Ministries of Health, Education and Culture and Internal Affairs signing agreements for this multi-ministry intervention that […]

60 released from quarantine

60 released from quarantine

Sixty of the 70 people in the latest repatriation group were released Tuesday April 26 following multiple negative Covid tests. But 10, who tested positive at different times since they first arrived Kwajalein on April 12, are remaining in quarantine at the US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. The 60 released included 11 in Majuro and 49 […]

Ebeye hospital short staffed

Ebeye hospital short staffed

Ebeye hospital has only seven doctors on staff, following departure of several doctors after they recently finished their contracts with the Ministry of Health and Human Services. “We have serious issues on Ebeye now because we have had some doctors finish their contracts and go home, so there are only seven doctors on Ebeye now,” […]

Prices skyrocket in RMI

Prices skyrocket in RMI

GIFF JOHNSON Food, vehicle fuel, transportation costs for imported goods, and taxi prices are up dramatically compared to a year ago.But a lesser appreciated price increase will have a similarly big impact on people in the Marshall Islands. This is the cost of building materials.The International Monetary Fund said inflation is expected to be six […]

Large number of Covid border cases

Large number of Covid border cases

GIFF JOHNSON Testing of Marshall Islanders in managed quarantine Friday April 15 saw the largest number test positive for Covid since managed repatriation started nearly two years ago. Seven out of a repatriation group of 72 people tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a government announcement issued late Friday night. All seven are in […]