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US listens to RMI

US listens to RMI

The Marshall Islands government recently received a delegation comprised of officials from the US Departments of State, Interior and Defense as part of a “listening tour” to the Freely Associated States. Heading the US delegation was Suzanne Lawrence who is Director for the Office of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands under the Bureau […]

US-MIDB deal expands housing options

US-MIDB deal expands housing options

KELLY LORENNIJ The US Embassy is providing a $360,000 grant for the Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance project, managed by the Marshall Islands Development Bank in partnership with the USDA Rural Development program.The funding continues a project that has assisted over 100 families build their homes from the foundation to the roof. US Ambassador Karen […]

IOM marks 10 years in RMI

IOM marks 10 years in RMI

Friends, partners and dignitaries joined in celebration in honor of the International Organization for Migration’s 10 years of quality services to and partnership with the Marshall Islands. IOM hosted a brief get-together at Marshall Islands Resort this week, where fliers and posters of provided services were on display. Often-used equipment needed during disaster rescues were […]

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 […]

65th Bravo anniversary marked in Majuro

65th Bravo anniversary marked in Majuro

KELLY LORENNIJ The annual Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day brought the community together to commemorate the Marshallese nuclear weapons test legacy with a solidarity march led by RMI President Hilda Heine and US Ambassador Karen Stewart, followed by speeches, posters, essays and music. Majuro Mayor Ladie Jack recognized the work put in by students and national […]

Majuro’s Block Party blast

Majuro’s Block Party blast

Block Party gives back HILARY HOSIA The famed Majuro New Year Block Party lived up to its reputation yet again this year as evident by thousands of participants enjoying the contagious festival — even families from Nauru, Pohnpei and Marshallese living abroad flew in for the occasion.

FBI honors RMI law officers

FBI honors RMI law officers

US Ambassador Karen Stewart honored three RMI government workers and a departing American during a brief ceremony as part of a reception honoring law enforcement cooperation at her residence last month. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation prepared three awards for RMI Attorney General Filimon Manoni, and Ministry of Finance customs and revenue staff Itibo […]

Muslims hold 4th Jalsa

Muslims hold 4th Jalsa

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of the RMI held its fourth annual Jalsa Salana Convention last month at the Marshall Islands Resort. The theme of the two-day convention was the Islamic teachings regarding serving mankind. About 145 people attended the convention including the US Ambassador Karen Stewart. The convention featured a message from his Holiness Hazrat […]

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