Kelly Lorennij

RMI canoes feature in Forum talks

RMI canoes feature in Forum talks

KELLY LORENNIJ The Micronesian region is transitioning to sustainable ocean transport for inter-island services, a move that is spearheaded by the Micronesian Center for Sustainable Transport that is based in the University of the South Pacific in the Marshall Islands. The Center’s Michael Traut outlined the steps that are being taken to make this transition […]

Sun, wind power water-makers

Sun, wind power water-makers

KELLY LORENNIJ The front line defense against climate change is renewable energy – solar, wind, water, and waste as alternative sources that will provide power in lieu of carbon-emitting fossil fuels such as diesel. Renewable energy was the focus of the Association of Pacific Legislatures general assembly held at the Nitijela recently, and such alternative […]

APIL focuses on environment

APIL focuses on environment

The Association of Pacific Island Legislatures met last week in Majuro, adopting a series of resolutions many of them focused on environment and renewable energy-related actions APIL wants to encourage. APIL’s membership is made up of US-affiliated islands in the north Pacific, including Hawaii, and Nauru and Kiribati. APIL expressed its support and encouragement for: […]

Export hopes to spur economy

Export hopes to spur economy

KELLY LORENNIJ The first-ever National Export Strategy for the RMI underwent final validation late last month for finalization before informing and seeking endorsement from Cabinet. The strategy is a long-term plan that has, after intense consultation with government and private sector, identified five major sectors, which include fisheries, tourism, pandanus, coconut and handicrafts in the […]

Girls learn weaving skills

A one-week handicraft training for girls and young women wrapped up Friday June 28, marking the second summer the Marshall Islands Association of Handicraft Businesses is collaborating with Bank of the Marshall Islands to teach the younger generation an ancient tradition with modern application. Upon learning at the opening training session that a few of […]

New knees, new life

New knees, new life

KELLY LORENNIJ The Canvasback Missions orthopedic team is making good progress in bringing health and healing to Majuro having seen over 200 patients and performed 23 operations since starting June 17 at Majuro hospital. The visiting team has been fully utilizing donated vital sign and cardiac monitors and a bovie cautery (to prevent bleeding) from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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