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Taiwanese Delegation to Share Diabolo Culture with Marshall Islands

Contributed by YokweOnline on Oct 06, 2013 - 06:05 PM
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A delegation of twelve people from the National Taipei Education University will come to the RMI to promote cultural exchanges between the RMI and the ROC (Taiwan) by sharing traditional Taiwanese diabolo-playing techniques with the local Marshallese community. They are scheduled to visit Majuro from the 8th to 11th of October 2013.


Suppport Needed as College of the Marshall Islands Marks 20 Years Anniverary

Contributed by YokweOnline on Mar 28, 2013 - 07:05 AM
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For twenty years the College of the Marshall Islands has proudly carried out its mission as the national college of the Republic.  There have been changes over the decades since the College of Micronesia established an extension campus on Majuro and then transfer of the Nursing School from Saipan to Majuro.  CMI has moved from small business offices to the old Majuro Hospital finally into new and modern facilities and with more resources than anyone could have imagined twenty years ago when CMI was formally established.  In addition there are important programs and activities taking place at Arrak and soon the launching of Distance Education Centers on Ebeye, Jaluit and Wotje.


Former Ambassador to Speak at Marshall Islands-Theme Program

Contributed by YokweOnline on Mar 23, 2013 - 03:00 AM
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Martha L. Campbell former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, will speak at North West Arkansas Community College and The Jones Center on Tuesday, March 26. Campbell's presentation, titled "The U.S. and the Marshall Islands: Understanding a Complex Relationship," is scheduled for 2 p.m March 26 in room 10S of the College's Student Center in Bentonville and at 6 p.m. March 26 at The Jones Center in Springdale.


Oceania Rising Event to Honor Marshallese Nuclear Survivors

Contributed by YokweOnline on Feb 27, 2013 - 05:29 AM
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Oceania Rising, a student organization at the University of Hawaiʻi, invites you to join us for our Oceania Rising event on March 1, 2013, in remembrance of the 59th anniversary of Bravo nuclear blast on Bikini Atoll.

VIDEO:  Oceania Rising March 1st Event


Marshall Islands: High Schoolers Invited to Apply for JSA Scholarship

Contributed by YokweOnline on Feb 22, 2013 - 05:42 PM
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For the fourth year,  Junior Statesmen Summer School scholarships have been available to students in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. High school student leaders, grades 9-11, are encouraged to apply for one of eight full scholarships being offered by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). The scholarships cover all tuition costs and round trip transportation to the JSA Summer School session of the student’s choice in the USA.


NWS Statement: Very Dry Conditions for Northern Mashall Islands

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 22, 2013 - 05:53 PM
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The U.S. National Weather Service issued Tuesday morning an unscheduled special weather statement for the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) to help decision makers regarding possible drought conditions, especially in the northern atolls.

A drought information statement may become necessary in the coming weeks, according to the Guam Forecast Office.


2013 Taiwan ICDF Scholarship Programs Announced

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 10, 2013 - 05:58 AM
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The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Majuro, Marshall Islands, wishes to inform the general public that the “2013 Taiwan ICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Programs” is currently available for application from January 4 to March 15, 2013. The Taiwan ICDF Scholarship Programs offers 4 years of scholarship for bachelor’s degrees, 2 years for master’s degree and 4 years for doctorate degrees; all are conducted in English. 


Pacific Leaders settle areas of National Maritime jurisdiction

Contributed by YokweOnline on Sep 13, 2012 - 12:07 AM
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At the 43rd Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Rarotonga last month, a unique event was witnessed when the Leaders of seven (7) Pacific Island Countries signed and exchanged a total of eight (8) Maritime Boundary Agreements which will bring state-of-the-art accuracy and legal clarity to the boundary positions between several overlapping jurisdictions of neighboring Pacific Island Countries.


London 2012 Olympic coverage live on 21 FM stations around Asia and the Pacific

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jul 19, 2012 - 10:17 AM
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Commencing on Saturday, July 28, coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games will be broadcast for more than six hours daily across Radio Australia’s network of 24-hour FM frequencies in South-East Asia and the Pacific.

Olympic programming will be heard in the Marshall Islands on Majuro 98.5FM.


Taiwan Donates Solar Laptop Learning Systems to Marshall Islands

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jun 27, 2012 - 10:24 PM
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In addition to its annual grant to the RMI government, the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will donate Solar Laptop Learning Systems for schools in outer atolls. This US$200,000 project, comprised 63 solar-powered laptops 21 printers, and teaching materials aims to improve the educational facilities for the students in 21 schools lacking electricity and access to technology.


Five Marshallese to Attend 'Taiwan Future Leaders' Study Camp

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jun 22, 2012 - 02:24 PM
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“The 2012 Taiwan Study Camp for Future Leaders from Pacific Allies” will be held in Taiwan, the Republic of China from July 9 to July 18, 2012. The Marshallese Delegation is composed of 5 young and potential leaders:  Denise deBrum from the Office of the President, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner of CMI, Carl Roki from the Epidemic Prevention Initiative,  Boris Anni of Air Marshall Islands, and Isaac Marty of the Marshall Islands Journal.


Taiwan Doctor Fills OB/GYN Gap in Marshall Islands

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jun 19, 2012 - 06:19 PM
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In continuation of Taiwan's medical mission commitment to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Dr. Shu-Dong SUN of Far Eastern Memorial Hospital arrived in Majuro on June 16, 2012 to help address the need of doctors specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is scheduled to work with his colleagues in Majuro Hospital from June 19 to August  1.


Taiwan Scholarship Opportunity for Marshallese Students

Contributed by YokweOnline on May 06, 2012 - 01:46 PM
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The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) wishes to inform the public of a 2012 scholarship opportunity available to the Marshallese students with high school diplomas, which is the 2012 ROC (Taiwan) Ministry of Foreign Affairs Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship (HES) Program. The ROC MOFA HES Program is a short-term, non-degree scholarship program that offers education in Mandarin Chinese language for duration of 6 months to 1 year in ROC (Taiwan).


Introduction to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship (HES)

Contributed by YokweOnline on May 06, 2012 - 04:13 AM

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To encourage students and individuals from countries that have diplomatic relations with the Republic of China to undertake Mandarin study in Taiwan, the ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) established the MOFA Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship (MOFA HES) Program in 2010. The MOFA HES aims to promote friendship between peoples of ROC (Taiwan) and its diplomatic allies as well as give the recipients a better understanding and appreciation of Taiwan’s culture.


Taiwan Naval Goodwill Squadron to Visit Marshall Islands

Contributed by YokweOnline on Apr 03, 2012 - 08:05 AM
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The “2012 R.O.C. (Taiwan) Midshipman Cruising and Training Squadron (MCTS),  Republic of China Navy (R.O.C.N.)”, also known as the “R.O.C. (Taiwan) Naval Goodwill Squadron”, is scheduled to visit Majuro from 12 to 14 April 2012. The Goodwill Squadron, consisting of 3 battleships with approximately 800 crew members, is led by Rear Admiral Hu, Chan-hao. During the Naval Goodwill Squadron’s visit, Rear Admiral Hu, accompanied by H.E. Ambassador George T.K. Li, will have an audience with H.E. President and Iroij Christopher Loeak, pay courtesy calls to Hon. Minister Phillip Muller of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Speaker Donald Capelle and Hon. Mayor Mudge Samuel of Majuro.


College of the Marshall Islands Hosts 19th Foundation Day Celebration

Contributed by YokweOnline on Mar 29, 2012 - 11:44 PM
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The College of the Marshall Islands kicked-off its 19th Foundation Day Celebration on Wednesday morning. Marshallese youth from local schools were given campus tours. Student organizations sponsored booths for promotion and fundraising while sports' demonstration kept visitors entertained.

The formal opening ceremony, at 4 p.m., featured remarks from CMI President Carl Hacker, RMI Minister-in-Assistance Tony deBrum, CMI Board Chairman Romeo Alfred, and Stevenson Kotton, CMI alumni.


Marshall Islands: Application Deadlines for 2012 ROC (Taiwan) Scholarship Programs

Contributed by YokweOnline on Mar 19, 2012 - 05:41 PM
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The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) wishes to remind the general public and the Marshallese students, who are interested in applying for 2012 scholarship programs offered by the Republic of China (Taiwan), of deadlines for the Embassy to receive the applications.

(1)   For Universities that offer Taiwan ICDF Scholarships with a deadline before or on 15 April 2012, applicants must submit a completed set of applications (requirements may vary from university to university) to the Embassy NO LATER THAN 17:00, March 22, 2012.


Micronesian Chief Executives to Consider Regional Issues at 17th Bi-Annual Meeting

Contributed by YokweOnline on Mar 11, 2012 - 10:18 PM
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Micronesian leaders will discuss regional conservation, compact-funding, and critical issues impacting small island developing states during meetings hosted by Guam's Governor Eddie Bazo Calvo, at the Sheraton Laguna Resort, March 12-15. The U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary Tony Babauta is scheduled to lead the Compact-impact discussions during the Summit.

Participating in the 17th Micronesia Chief Executives’ Summit, with the theme "Ocean Unites Us," will be presidents, governors and government officials from Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI), the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) composed of Chuuk, Yap, Pohnpei, and Kosrae.


Marshall Islands: Monday Meeting to Present Taiwan Scholarship Opportunities

Contributed by YokweOnline on Mar 10, 2012 - 03:45 PM
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The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) wishes to inform the general public of the upcoming 2012 scholarship opportunities currently available to Marshallese students with high school diplomas.  The public is invited to attend a presentation, organized jointly by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Ministry of Education and the Taiwan Embassy to introduce the scholarships, at 3:30 p.m. on March 12, 2012, at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Majuro, Marshall Islands.



Marshall Islands: High Surf and Coastal Inundation Projected

Contributed by YokweOnline on Feb 08, 2012 - 06:33 PM
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The U.S. National Weather Service released warnings on Wednesday and Thursday of coast hazards for the Marshall Islands and much of Micronesia. A high surf warning is in effect Thursday, February 8, for east facing reefs in Majuro as dangerous surf develops to heights of 13-15 feet.

Coastal inundation up to 3 feet is expected during times of the very high King Tides with flooding and debris on roads. Ocean facing shorelines are vulnerable to inundation and erosion.


Marshall Islands College Seeks Developmental English Instructor

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 25, 2012 - 11:25 PM
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The College of the Marshall Islands, a community college located in the warm central Pacific six degrees north of the Equator on Majuro atoll, seeks a qualified person to join our faculty. The College of the Marshall Islands is the national college of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and seeks to be the role model for community colleges in the Pacific region.

College of the Marshall Islands invites applications for a full-time English Instructor to teach courses beginning Fall 2012.


McREL Wins Pacific Region Education Contract over PREL

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 24, 2012 - 06:26 PM
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In its inaugural bid to operate the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) in the Pacific region, McREL has received a five-year, $24 million contract from the U.S. Department of Education. The REL Pacific, which will be administered by McREL’s Pacific Center for Changing the Odds in Honolulu, Hawaii, serves the state of Hawaii; the territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; and three nations in free association with the United States—the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap), Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.


PREL Offers Scholarships to Teachers

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 20, 2012 - 11:13 PM
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Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) is accepting online applications for the Pacific Teacher Scholarship Program for Academic Year 2012–2013. The application deadline is April 1, 2012.  

PREL awards about five scholarships each year to residents of the U.S.-affiliated Pacific to honor their commitment to teaching excellence. The amounts vary from $500 to $1,000. 


UHM to Offer First Marshallese Language Class this Fall

Contributed by YokweOnline on Aug 09, 2011 - 04:22 PM
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This August, for the first time, the UHM Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures will be offering regular classes in Marshallese language and culture. Interest in Marshallese language and culture has been building on the UHM campus over the past several years, and retired UHM linguist Byron Bender has generously acted as a volunteer mentor and advisor to students who formed informal Marshallese-language study groups. With the introduction of formal classes, UHM students and others will be able to sign up for just one course or a sequence of courses.


Tourism Training Offered for Marshall Islands Industry

Contributed by YokweOnline on Aug 02, 2011 - 10:53 PM
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Starting August 8-12, 2011, MIVA in partnership with Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands Small Business Development Center(RMI SBDC), supported by the United Airlines, will be sponsoring a tourism training/workshop for RMI’s tourism industry.

The training/workshop consists of diving:  Open Water Basic (35ft depth) and Advanced (100ft depth) Dive Training. – PADI certified.  The workshop will take place in the Marshal Island’s Resort’s Jemanin Lounge. 

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