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RMI to open the door

RMI to open the door

GIFF JOHNSON Following last week’s repatriation of nine Marshallese from the FSM, the RMI National Disaster Committee (NDC) is expected to start considering arrangements, including protocols, for RMI citizens stranded in Covid-19 affected countries to return home.  Part of this major decision to eventually allow RMI citizens back home will be contingent upon the completion of […]

WAM takes new tack

WAM takes new tack

EVE BURNS Waan Aelon in Majol (WAM) is working on new locally-designed catamarans and outrigger canoes to improve the movement of copra and people within atolls An ongoing challenge for copra collection in remote atolls is the time needed for government field trip vessels to stop at multiple islands within one atoll to collect copra. […]

Ventilators arrive, more Covid-19 supplies on the way

Ventilators arrive, more Covid-19 supplies on the way

Ten new ventilators for Majuro and Ebeye hospitals arrived earlier this week, and a big load of Covid-19 health supplies are expected to be delivered Thursday afternoon this week. These are part of the Ministry of Health and Human Services push over the past two months to obtain supplies and equipment needed for dealing with […]

RMI builds Covid-19 defense

RMI builds Covid-19 defense

HILARY HOSIA For the first time in a long time, spiritual leaders from various faiths in Majuro congregated under one roof at the Marshall Islands Resort last Friday to discuss Covid-19. Culture and Internal Affairs Minister Jemi Nashion and Health and Human Services Minister Bruce Bilimon conducted the high-level dialogue. “We’ve informed our members to […]

COVID-19: RMI ramps up action

COVID-19: RMI ramps up action

“Don’t travel.” That’s the best advice available as the coronavirus known as COVID-19 spreads globally, including throughout the United States. In a revised and updated travel advisory issued Tuesday night this week, the Ministry of Health and Human Services suspended visits by cruise ships until further notice and urged anyone planning to travel from or […]

Vessels violate virus entry restrictions

Vessels violate virus entry restrictions

The Ministry of Health called for cooperation among port-related staff after two inbound vessels, with the aid of Ports Authority officials, violated established screening procedures for measles and coronavirus. In a memo Monday, Health Secretary Jack Niedenthal reminded Ministry of T&C, Ports Authority, RMI shipping agents and pilots who captain vessels into port that “we […]

RMI eases dengue travel ban

RMI eases dengue travel ban

The government-imposed outer islands travel ban is being ended in stages. Arno, Mili, Namu and Lib have had their travel bans lifted, and Ailinlaplap will be next. These developments are happening in line with the Ministry of Health training health assistants on these islands to diagnose and treat dengue in case it develops. The RMI […]

Residents line up for shots

Residents line up for shots

EVE BURNS MALGov and Ministry of Health joined forces last Saturday and opened two stations to give vaccines to people of Laura and Woja villages. Both stations generated a good turnout of residents, as hundreds of people showed up to get immunization for the flu and measles. Jeirok Councilman Jina David and the nurses worked […]