Kelly Lorennij

Deaf kids get hearing aid

Deaf kids get hearing aid

KELLY LORENNIJ The Marshall Islands Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program conducted screening and follow up surgeries for babies and young children on Ebeye and Majuro the past two weeks. EHDI, with the aid of University of Hawaii managing the program grant, brought in a team of specialists to continue their ongoing hearing intervention […]

199 graduate from MIHS

199 graduate from MIHS

KELLY LORENNIJ Marshall Islands High School closed this year’s graduation season with 199 fresh graduates, symbolizing the end of an important chapter in their lives, but one they will never forget. As top students Billhorn Neamon and Bertiako Sorimle, valedictorian and salutatorian respectively, stressed, “Once a gecko, always a gecko.” Health Minister Kalani Kaneko accomplished […]

Pineapples flourish on Majuro

Pineapples flourish on Majuro

KELLY LORENNIJ Farms in Laura have successfully collaborated with the College of Micronesia and College of the Marshall Islands for sustainable and commercial cultivation of pineapples. Including the Taiwan Technical Mission and local farmers Jabukja Aikne and Foster Lanwe based in Lomar village of Laura, more than 2,000 pineapple plants have been successfully brought to […]

Students flowing to Eastern Oregon University

Students flowing to Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University’s Genesis Meaderds and Sam McCumber were on-island earlier this month to make early admission and application easy and seamless for students. Admissions Counselor Meaderds offered financial aid counseling while McCumber, an academic advisor, assisted with academic issues. Until this visit, there was a gap between admissions and getting to the campus in […]

United aborts Majuro flight after engine fire

United aborts Majuro flight after engine fire

KELLY LORENNIJ On board UA flight 132 United Airlines flight 132 with 142 passengers onboard was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff from Honolulu International Airport earlier this week when the aircraft’s port-side engine began spewing flames.The engine compression unit caught fire, aborting the Sunday (Hawaii time) Island Hopper destined for Majuro and points […]

Canoe team launches latest skills program

Canoe team launches latest skills program

Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands/WAM) started a six-month training for youth Monday with 20 trainees ready to go. The two-part training includes Life Skills classes in the morning and vocational training in the afternoon. Classes include basic English, math, and computer, which are all taught by Berlyann Labija. In previous years […]

Telling the climate story

Telling the climate story

KELLY LORENNIJ The youth non-profit Jo-Jikum is hosting a two-week Digital Storytelling workshop on climate change, a first in the Marshall Islands, which is headed by Jo-Jikum’s Director Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and Project Manager Jina David. The program is supported by the non-profit organization 350.org’s Pacific Regional Coordinator Fenton Lutunatabua and Campaigner Joseph Sikulu. The workshop […]

New Japan-Marshalls book

New Japan-Marshalls book

KELLY LORENNIJ The first Japanese-Marshallese phrase book is on sale at MJCC in Delap and online on Amazon for only $25. The 248-page-long book was published last Thursday by Yakuji Nipposha, and began making its way around Majuro with co-writers Gaku Hashimoto and Mika Sato who visited the President’s Office Monday to deliver a copy. […]

Wellness Center goes mobile

Wellness Center goes mobile

The Wellness Center held a blessing ceremony Monday for its two new vehicles: the Waan Lomor, a product of collaboration among New Zealand Foreign Ministry, Taiwan Health Center, LDS Charities, the RMI Health Ministry, MALGov, REACH-MI, and Canvasback, as well as a brand new pickup truck, donated by MALGov. Health Minister Kalani Kaneko, Majuro Mayor […]

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