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Marshall Islands Youth and Education Highlights

Contributed by YokweOnline on Mar 24, 2008 - 04:13 AM
Marshall Islands Youth and Education Highlights



  • Asia-Pacific Population Journal Paints Mixed Picture of Pacific Sub-region - Marshall Islands among the highest teenage fertility rates in the world.
  • Kids Struggle in Palau - 25 Marshallese students at PCC.
  • A Group of Once Pristine Islands Faces an Environmental Crisis - 20 JICA volunteers working on health and education projects.
  • World Wetlands Day 2008 -- Marshall Islands - Majuro and Jaluit presentations.
  • UNIFEM:IWD Breakfasts - financing the Marshall Islands’ WUTMI.
  • NTAC: Dr. Kim-Rupnow Receives 5-year U.S. DOE Grant - $1.5 million grant for teacher training in Hawai‘i, American Samoa, and RMI.
  • Connecting Globally: The Marshall Islands Story Project - CMI Jan.- Feb. '08 Newsletter
  • Comedy of Errors 2008 Marshall Islands Trailer - Video Introduction to the Youth Bridge Global Marshall Islands Project 2008.

  • Focus on Marshall Islands and Western Pacific for 2008 World TB Day

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Mar 21, 2008 - 06:56 PM
    Focus on Marshall Islands and Western Pacific for 2008 World TB Day



  • King Country: New 30-year high in tuberculosis cases - most common places of origin: Vietnam, Somalia, Ethiopia, India, the Marshall Islands
  • CDC pandemic exercise highlights drug, mitigation, travel issues - depicted in subsequent exercises, cases linked to the index patient surfaced in 10 states, plus Washington, DC, the Marshall Islands, Guam, and several foreign countries
  • WHO warns of TB threat - one third of the extremely drug resistant TB cases are in the Western Pacific Region.
  • Australian government renews commitment to fight TB in Pacific - significant problem in the Marshall Islands and Kiribati
  • RMI’s gift to Arkansas state - Journal comments on leprosy and TB outbreaks among Marshallese in Arkansas
  • Message from the Regional Director on World TB Day, 24 March 2008 - Tuberculosis is the No. 1 killer among communicable diseases in the Western Pacific Region

  • Taiwan President Takes Visiting Marshall Islands Counterpart on Tour

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Mar 15, 2008 - 08:37 AM
    Taiwan President Takes Visiting Marshall Islands Counterpart on Tour

  • President Chen Meets Marshall Islands President Litokwa Tomeing - honored that Taiwan is the first destination for first visit overseas
  • Remarks on a Visit Accompanying His Excellency President Litokwa Tomeing - to Fata'an Village in Hualien County
  • Marshall Islands president reaffirms back for U.N. bid - notes Taiwan's influence upon Marshall Islands
  • Lawmakers 'fail to respect' visiting president - 90 of the 113 lawmakers showed up
  • PHOTO: President makes sweet snacks - ounterpart Litokwa Tomeing (second from left) make "Mashu"
  • President calls for efforts to green Taiwan - visiting Marshall Islands President Litokwa Tomeing planted nagi podocarp saplings

  • Marshall Islands: Court, Education, Government, Medical News

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Mar 15, 2008 - 01:28 AM
    Marshall Islands: Court, Education, Government, Medical News



  • Postmaster General of the Republic of the Marshall Islands - Board Appoints Heran Bellu
  • College of Marshall Islands lends support, assistance to NMC - President Wilson G. Hess in Saipan
  • UN Expanding Pacific Presence - UNFPA's Najib Assifi announces Majuro Office
  • Patient numbers low, but Molokini II will remain open - Several from RMI
  • Saving 'soles' becomes student's Lenten mission - send to the children of Ebeye
  • UH-Hilo educates globally competent students - 28 RMI Students at UH-Hilo
  • Lajouj et al v. Kwajalein Range Services - Family files in Danny Lajouj case
  • Demographics of Salem topic of club forum - Wilfur Lanwi, teacher and interpreter
  • 3 pioneering women leaders in Pacific share views on issues - Former Senator Abacca Anjain-Maddison
  • Guam jury indicts Abramoff - does not erase the charges filed against Howard Hills

  • Marshall Islands News from Week of February 18-24

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Feb 24, 2008 - 12:51 PM
    Marshall Islands News from Week of February 18-24



  • President Chen Meets with Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony deBrum - 10th anniversary of diplomatic ties
  • Marshalls, Nauru sign air deal - resume flights into Fiji
  • Pollution Forces Tuna Plant To Spend, Delay Opening - unplanned spending of more than half a million dollars
  • 19 firefighters complete advance training - Beiaun Mackenzie, Billy Anko and Aneo Jeffery from the Marshall Islands

  • Marshall Islands News from Week of February 10 -16

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Feb 17, 2008 - 03:08 PM
    Marshall Islands News from Week of February 10 -16



  • Marshall Islands foreign minister to arrive Sunday - Minister Tony deBrum to make arrangements for President's visit.
  • Condition of Marshalls capital building worries leaders - Advice was issued nearly six months ago.
  • MALGOV Told Not to Harass Mobil - Ingram directed Mobil to pay taxes directly to receiver.
  • Pinkeye Outbreak Affects 1,000 in Marshalls - Continental Micronesia refused to board some passengers.
  • Airline Back by March - Dash-8 back in service, but not to all destinations.
  • RMI kids struggle in Palau - Palau Dean: Please hurry the paperwork through.

  • Marshallese Health Issues in the News

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Feb 10, 2008 - 01:03 PM
    Marshallese Health Issues in the News



  • Health Department Update on TB, Hansen’s Disease in NW Arkansas - No outbreaks.
  • Health Experts Dispel Leprosy, Tuberculosis Rumors - False report "just makes people panic."
  • CDC to Base in Hawaii Senior Official - Concerns related to Compact migration
  • Diabetes: Physical Disaster and Fiscal Disaster - 6,000 to 8,000 cases of diabetes
  • Evaluation of an Infant Hepatitis B Vaccination Program - in Republic of the Marshall Islands, 2007

  • Marshall Islands and Foreign Affairs Analysis

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 20, 2008 - 10:47 PM
    Marshall Islands and Foreign Affairs Analysis



  • Home on the range - A new government may spell trouble for America
  • Wooing the Islands - China and Taiwan are the biggest players in this game
  • China in Oceania: New Forces in Pacific Politics - China Satellite facility was suspect in tracking Kwajalein missile activity.
  • Proliferation Security Initiative Exercise Hosted by Japan Shows Growing Interest in Asia - Marshall Islands, sixth in the world in the number of ships registered under its flag, is active supporter of PSI.

  • Marshallese Updates and Marshall Islands Personnel Changes

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Dec 21, 2007 - 11:33 AM
    Marshallese Updates and Marshall Islands Personnel Changes



  • Korean missionary to be apostolic prefect of the Marshall Islands - Fr. Raymundo Sabio to be the apostolic prefect
  • APU Concludes an Agreement of Cooperation and a Student Recommendation Agreement with the Republic of the Marshall Islands. - RMI Ambassador Phillip Kabua to Japan concluded agreement
  • The Pacific Island Tuberculosis Controllers Association Meeting - 90 individuals from each of the six USAPIs
  • Guam dominates MAC - The Marshall Islands failed to win a single medal.
  • Pula may replace Cohen - has a deep understanding of these issues
  • Council funds part of Marshallese post - one quarter of the funding — $ 9, 863.
  • DOE Announces Administrator Opening - Program Manager of the DOE Marshall Islands Program
  • Ozarks at Large: An Update on the Marshallese Population in Northwest Arkansas - audio of radio program by Jacqueline Froelich

  • Marshall Islands Climate and Environment Focus

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Dec 21, 2007 - 09:43 AM
    Marshall Island: Climate and Environment Focus



  • Climate Change is Real - Marshall Islands, Kiribati particularly vulnerable
  • Seacology Project at Ailuk - Terminal built for conserving 215 acres
  • Pacific People Hit Hard By Climate Change: UNDP - compounds poverty and vulnerability
  • WHO notes water woes of low lying atolls - water-borne diseases is far worse
  • 4th Quarter Pacific ENSO - RMI begin voluntary conservation measures

  • Marshall Islands Disappointed over Lack of Progress at Fisheries Meeting

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Dec 13, 2007 - 08:30 AM
    Marshall Islands Disappointed over Lack of Progress at Fisheries Meeting



  • RMI Gov't: Western and Central Pacific Fishing Commission - Address of Minister John Silk on SIDS proposal.
  • Tuna Commission Stalemate Hurting Pacific, Official Warns - MIMRA Glen Joseph: A "clear threat (from the current level of fishing) to yellowfin and bigeye"
  • Distant nations block tuna conservation measures - NZ Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton: "Cuts are necessary if we are to safeguard the future of these fisheries"
  • Aspirations of Small Island Developing States - RMI Draft Resolution at Fourth Session of the WCPFC
  • Draft Conservation And Management Measure On Transhipment - RMI – Draft CMM on Transhipment
  • Record Of Fishing Vessels And Authorization To Fish - RMI Proposed Revisions

  • Taiwan Responds to Marshall Islands Election Issues

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Dec 05, 2007 - 08:59 AM
    Taiwan Responds to Marshall Islands Election Issues



  • Taiwan slams Beijing for interference in Marshalls - raise concerns on diplomatic ties
  • Taiwan-Marshall Islands ties not to be affected by election: MOFA - relations will not be undermined
  • Marshalls opposition claims election victory - other opposition leaders have attempted to downplay the possibility of a break with Taiwan.

  • Marshall Islands: Opposition Party Declares Victory

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Dec 04, 2007 - 09:36 AM
    Marshall Islands: Opposition Party Declares Victory



  • NEW! AUDIO and TRANSCRIPT: Opposition claims election victory - Interview with Litokwa Tomeing and Tony deBrum
  • Opposition Declares Victory In Marshalls Election - ready to take over the reins of government
  • Complaints Grow As Marshalls Await Final Vote Count following unprecedented voting problems in Majuro.





  • Marshall Islands: Slow Going for Election Voting and Counting

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Nov 20, 2007 - 10:47 AM
    Marshall Islands: Slow Going for Election Voting and Counting



  • RMI Electoral Office Preliminary Results - began posting Tuesday evening
  • Vote Counting Going Slowly On Majuro - Results are not expected for days
  • MARSHALL ISLANDS: Worst election ever - Audio: No government officials will talk
  • First results from Marshalls polls expected tonight - following unprecedented voting problems in Majuro.
  • Marshalls Polls Stay Open Late To Resolve Ballot Snafu - caused by late start
  • Marshalls Election Marred By Late Start, Rain - labeled "chaos," "a disaster," and "a mess,"
  • Election 2007 - Blog on election and post-election activities.

  • Marshall Islands: Election Updates and Economic News

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Nov 18, 2007 - 12:55 PM
    Marshall Islands: Election Updates and Economic News



  • Voters in Marshalls go to polls - Publisher Joe Murphy, says two major parties are contesting in election.
  • Majuro's Recognition of Taipei May Be In Doubt - Sorting out "green" for composting to reduce dump
  • EU’s first major projects set to launch in Marshalls - to build capacity, to develop human resources in local NGOs
  • Votes of region’s Marshallese play role in Monday’s election - nervous that the ballots wouldn’t come in time
  • Will We Lose Guam Job Boom Opportunities? - US Congress plan for Filipinos and other non-US citizens, taking away advantage of FAS citizens

  • Marshall Islands Election 2007 Updates and Instructions

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Nov 13, 2007 - 08:52 AM
    Marshall Islands Election 2007 Updates and Instructions



  • AUDIO: Scrutiny of election process - Interview with Carl Alik and Jack Niedenthal
  • Marshall Islands NGO pleased to have observers for election - lobbied hard since the 2003
  • Postal election ballots for Marshall Islands cause delays - ballots are allowed to arrive up to 14 days after the election date
  • Electoral officers return to the assigned precincts this week - Carl Alik, says everything is on schedule
  • Forum Dispatches Election Monitors To The Marshall Islands - in the Marshall Islands through November 24
  • Postal Ballot Instructions - From RMI Office of the President
  • Yokwe Online Forum Election 2007 - discussion of election events and candidates

  • Marshall Islands News from Arkansas, Hawaii, CNMI, Philippines

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Nov 06, 2007 - 08:38 AM
    Marshall Islands News from Arkansas, Hawaii, CNMI, Philippines



  • Tili Murder Case Reset To January - Remains in Washington County Jail.
  • Chicago Field Museum Map Show - navigation chart from the Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia group rings PSE bell for conference - included James Matayoshi, Mayor of Rongelap
  • Abercrombie bill intended to federally assist migrants - Hawai‘i spent more than $90 million to provide health, social services
  • Hawaii to Probe Cost of Compact Migrants - Department of Attorney General to convene a Task Force
  • Harlem Ambassadors resume island hopping - tour concludes with two events in Majuro, Marshall Islands, on Dec. 15 and 16
  • WorldTeach sends volunteer teachers to schools that need them - programs in Bangladesh, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Namibia, Pohnpei (Micronesia), Poland, South Africa and Venezuela
  • Immigration Forum Set For Thursday - 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Jones Center

  • Marshall Islands in the News: Awards, Grants, and Conferences

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Oct 08, 2007 - 05:04 AM
    Marshall Islands in the News: Awards, Grants, and Conferences

  • Documentaries compete for Emmy - Carpenter's "A New Island," about Marshallese in NW Arkansas
  • Regional leaders attend DOI conference - Leaders from American Samoa, Palau, the Marshall Islands
  • Clinics for poor get 1st aid - Marshallese face cultural and legal barriers to health care
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Health Summit Set - Washington, D.C., on October 10-11, 2007
  • UOG to receive grants for projects - $3.3 million grant from the U.S. DOE
  • $21 Million Awarded to Help States - Ministry of Health Marshall Islands - $50,000

  • Marshall Islands: Business and Meeting News, 9/25 - 10/02

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Oct 03, 2007 - 12:04 AM
    Marshall Islands: Business and Meeting News, 9/25 - 10/02



  • United States-Pacific Islands Meeting - State's Nicholas R. Burns Met with Pacific Leaders during UN summit
  • Pacific Nations Get Help Tapping $100 Million Fund - Global Environment Facility (GEF) funding deadline approaches.
  • Hot and cold for businesses - fish grow-out facilities at the Marshall Islands
  • Taiwanese illegal fishermen caught - 10-day, $15 million surveillance effort, operation “Big Eye.”
  • Chen not planning any transit stops on way to Marshalls - leave for Majuro on Oct. 11 and return on Oct. 14.
  • Airplane Engine Fixed; Tourism on the Rise - 55 percent rise first 6 months 2007
  • Allotments Don't Leave a Lot in Your Paycheck - GRMI employees on average get 25% of bi-weekly pay

    ALSO:

  • Marshall Islands: Economic Analysis and Business News, September 1-7

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Sep 07, 2007 - 08:53 AM
    UPDATE AIR MARSHALLS' Dash 8 is in the air again after an engine replacement. It few a flight, Saturday morning, September 8, to Bikini Atoll, according to word from Majuro.



    Marshall Islands: Economic Analysis and Business News, September 1-7



  • Pacific Power Association Moving Ahead With Regional Fuel Purchasing Scheme - a new partnership with the Australia-based Macquarie Bank
  • House Passes Bill To Increase U.S. Funding To Pacific - by unanimous consent H.R. 3062, the Pacific Island Economic and Educational Development Act of 2007.
  • Loining Plant Hiring to Begin Next Month - Hiring local workers, but supervisors from Philippines
  • 5th Joint Economic Management and Financial Accountability Committee Meeting - approve Compact allocations for the upcoming FY 2008 fiscal year
  • Cohen to address issues facing real estate in Micronesia - 4th Micronesia Real Estate Investment Conference in Guam
  • Pacer: A Plus Or Negative? - Islands could lose $10m anually in revenue: report

  • MARSHALL ISLANDS: Top Stories for Week of August 26 - 31

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Sep 02, 2007 - 01:47 AM
    MARSHALL ISLANDS: Top Stories for Week of August 26 - 31



  • Marshalls at Samoa South Pacific Games - Notts competed for RMI in Tennis
  • US Postal Service Restores Services in Micronesia - revived the zip code and domestic rate services
  • Ban on toxic marine chemical imminent - Marshall Islands' ratification also is imminent
  • Chuuk to Host High Level FSM-Micronesia Executive Meetings - 2007 Micronesian Presidential Summit (MPS) convenes 5th September
  • Nat'l Geographic looks at America's Pacific playground - As for the Marshall Islands, Kluge talked about its “smallness and vulnerability”
  • On Atolls, All Politics Is Local - Paychecks Not Policies May Determine November Election
  • When Homeless Is Better Than Home - Micronesians Crowd Hawaii's Homeless Shelters

  • News from the Marshall Islands, August 18-25

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Aug 26, 2007 - 09:31 AM
    News from the Marshall Islands, August 18-25



  • Marshalls first to get EU solar package - $1.5 million for 440 units
  • Patrol Boat To 'Rescue' Stranded Divers At Bikini Atoll - only operating aircraft of the national airline was grounded.
  • Matson delays rate hike until Sept. 27 - increase by $180 per westbound container


  • PEOPLE in the News:

  • FSM To Host Micronesia Presidents in Chuuk - th Micronesia Presidents’ Summit slated for September 5, 2007 in the State of Chuuk.
  • Climate Change and the Threat to Pacific Island Nations - An Interview with Espen Ronneberg
  • Epworth orphan who led remarkable life dies at 82 - first chief justice for the Supreme Court of the Marshall Islands

  • Both Marshall Islands National Airline's Planes Grounded

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Aug 20, 2007 - 12:24 PM
    Both Marshall Islands National Airline's Planes Grounded



  • Domestic Air Travel Grounded In Marshall Islands and More - Engine problems for the only 2 RMI planes; many services impacted.
  • Dometic air services grounded indefinitely - Marshall Islanders are again feeling the isolation of island life, after the shut down of it's only domestic airline.
  • Domestic air service grounded in Marshalls - There were no injuries as a result of the problem on the flight Saturday.



  • Marshall Islands News from Arkansas, Washington, D.C., Maine, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia, Taiwan

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Aug 16, 2007 - 12:13 PM
    Marshall Islands News from Arkansas, Washington, D.C., Maine, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia, Taiwan



  • Father Questions Arkansas Murder Plea Bargain - A Marshall Islander was pressured by her government-appointed lawyers.
  • Press Release: RMI Washington Embassy - Embassy can assist in facilitating that citizens of the RMI receive a fair trial in the U.S.
  • MAINE NOW: Castleberry beef stew - Letter from Enewetak Jack Ading
  • Marshallese to celebrate Mass at Cathedral - Bata Rich McAuliff, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hawaii
  • Top guns at Guam real estate conference - Joseph “Jerry Kramer” of Pacific International Inc in the Marshall Islands;
  • Students should learn about state’s colorful history - Springdale area contains the largest concentration of Marshall Islanders outside the Islands themselves.
  • Former resident teaches math in Micronesia - Former WorldTeach Marshall Islands participant Marcy Hersh interviewed Sander for placement in the program.
  • President looks forward to 2nd Taiwan-Pacific allies summit - told Marshall Islands First Lady Mary N. Note, who is in Taipei for second assembly of the Democratic Pacific Union (DPU).

  • Marshall Islands News from Majuro, Hawaii, and Arkansas

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Aug 12, 2007 - 04:28 PM
    Marshall Islands News from Majuro, Hawaii, and Arkansas



  • NTA Server Crashes - Produced some high blood pressure for customers who couldn’t get their email over the weekend
  • Hawaii foster families make splash at water park - Adopted son, Joseph, 3, who began life in Ebeye in the Marshall Islands.
  • 9 students learn ropes of Micronesian Challenge - Wants to build bridges between College and the Marshallese community.
  • President Note Says Scholarship Funding is Available - Budgeted more funding for the Marshall Islands Scholarship Grant and Loan Board (MISGLB) than previous years
  • Plea Bargain, but Still Need for Certified Marshallese Interpreters - Able to procure the services of Dial Keju from Maryland
  • International Consortium for Law and Development Marshall Islands Project - Lorna Seitz and Laura Lucas conducted a week-long legislative drafting workshop for 50
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