Kalani Kaneko

Taxi drivers get organized

Taxi drivers get organized

WILMER JOEL The Majuro Taxi Drivers Association made history in late April by holding a momentous ceremony for the inauguration of their newly elected officers at the Chiyaya Anmontha Park in Jenrok. It was the first time for the association to do this in the 50 years since its establishment and it produced attendance of […]

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 […]

Nitijela, Cabinet in holiday dustup

Nitijela, Cabinet in holiday dustup

GIFF JOHNSON At a time when most people’s focus has turned to jeptas, holiday parties, shopping and family gatherings, this December has featured an usual development. Nitijela and the Cabinet are in a dust up over several public hearings scheduled by chairmen last week, one of which the Cabinet cut off from V7AB radio broadcast […]

Close call on Covid

Close call on Covid

GIFF JOHNSON The US Army Garrison, Kwajalein Atoll had its first long-distance brush with coronavirus when one of the 15 base workers scheduled to return this week tested positive for Covid-19 in Honolulu prior to departing for Kwajalein. Contract tracing by Army authorities identified three others in the intending repatriation group to have had contact […]

Shoutout to RMI nurses

Shoutout to RMI nurses

Nurses’ Week in the RMI kicked off Tuesday at the Ministry of Health in Majuro with a ceremony honoring our important health care providers. Numerous VIPs, including Health Minister Kalani Kaneko, Speaker Kenneth Kedi, elected leaders, US Ambassador Karen Stewart, and Taiwan Ambassador Jeffery Hsiao, joined in the festive occasion. The theme for this week’s […]

Japan funds health ship

Japan funds health ship

Japan Ambassador Norio Saito and RMI Foreign Minister John Silk signed an exchange of notes for two Japan Grant Aid of Economic and Social Development Programs last week in Majuro. The signing ceremony was held at the Cabinet conference room in Majuro and attended by President Hilda Heine, Minister of Health and Human Services Kalani […]

RMI athletes, coaches honored

RMI athletes, coaches honored

Team Marshall Islands — athletes, coaches and facilitators from the 2018 Micronesian Games in Yap — received a standing ovation from Nitijela leaders Monday morning following an introduction from long time National Olympic Committee executive board member and Minister of Works, Infrastructure and Utilities Tony Muller. Speaker Kenneth Kedi said no one ever received a […]

RMI: No problem to host ’22 Games

RMI: No problem to host ’22 Games

Nitijela’s first business day of the current session, August 7, saw members focus on the RMI’s proposed SOV digital currency, plan to host the Micronesian Games, and possible reduction in the 50 cent per pound copra price. Exchanges during the first question and answer session of the new session included: • Wotho Senator David Kabua […]

FNU’s first Majuro graduation

FNU’s first Majuro graduation

HILARY HOSIA The Ministry of Health and Human Services reached a milestone over the weekend following an historic graduation of 12 nurse practitioners from the Fiji National University (FNU) at the International Conference Center in Majuro — the first time FNU held a commencement ceremony outside its Fiji campus. FNU Chancellor Ikbal Janiff said the […]

Mass TB screening launched

Mass TB screening launched

KELLY LORENNIJ Over 7,000 people in Majuro are at high risk of getting sick with tuberculosis (TB) in the future — that is one in every four people living in the capital atoll. This alarming statistic, provided with much evidence from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), weighed heavily […]

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