News Archive

Leaders pow-wow in Palau

Leaders pow-wow in Palau

Palau opened the 16th Micronesian Presidents’ Summit (MPS) with President Tommy Remengesau Jr., President Peter Christian of the Federated States of Micronesia, and President Hilda Heine, of the Marshall Islands, gathered to discuss pressing issues including climate change, the island nations’ relationships with the United States, and fisheries. The one-day meeting was held at the […]

Senators focus on key issues

Senators focus on key issues

The Nitijela held a five-day induction seminar last week that Speaker Kenneth Kedi said was “a platform” for Nitijela members to “contribute to the national dialog on key development issues and sustainable development for the Marshall Islands.” The program was co-sponsored by the Pacific Community, United Nations Development Program, UN Women’s Program, UN Human Rights, […]

Reviving nuclear claims

Reviving nuclear claims

The Marshall Islands is set to take action to revive its nuclear compensation claims with the US government and to seek global recognition of March 1 as an international day of remembrance for victims of nuclear testing programs. These were key points highlighted by President Hilda Heine at Tuesday’s Nuclear Survivors Remembrance Day event at […]

Where there’s JICA, there’s hope

Where there’s JICA, there’s hope

HILARY HOSIA Last year, the Public School System adopted a revised math textbook created by a small contingent of Japan International Cooperation Agency volunteers in Majuro. Around the same time Majuro Atoll Waste Company gained new and sophisticated methods of consolidating waste, which includes a leachate treatment process similar to Japan’s. And, for a good […]

Quick response to Zika

Quick response to Zika

HILARY HOSIA The Ministry of Health moved into emergency action mode after confirmation last Thursday that Majuro has its first case of the Zika virus. After verifying Zika confirmation with the Hawaii laboratory Thursday, in less than two hours a team was set up and dispatched to inspect the home and surrounding area where the […]

Solar to save RMI $$ millions

Solar to save RMI $$ millions

The new government is putting its weight behind a $20 million solar project to transform the energy situation of Ebeye and three outer islands. If it gains the anticipated donor support, the solar development will slash fuel costs now shouldered by the RMI government by several million dollars annually. “Building on great work done previously, […]

Education week debate champs

Education week debate champs

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands High School was pronounced the 2016 Education Week’ debate champions following a heated battle of wits with runner up Laura High School last Thursday at the International Conference Center in Delap. A seven all-women judge panel concluded that MIHS debaters Kina Jordan and Julius Edward held a stronger argument against their […]

BOMI to lose US bank link

BOMI to lose US bank link

GIFF JOHNSON The Bank of Marshall Islands — and the RMI in general — is facing the threat of losing all connections with US banks, links that allow thousands of individuals, businesses and government agencies to carry out routine financial transactions. This threat to BOMI and the RMI economy stems from enforcement by the US […]

$600,000 for copra makers

$600,000 for copra makers

GIFF JOHNSON Copra makers who have been waiting months for payment received some good news this week: The government released subsidy funding last week to Tobolar so it can clear off an estimated $300,000 backlog in payments due to copra makers. New R&D Minister Alfred Alfred, Jr. said the Cabinet worked with the Ministry of […]

1 35 36 37 38 39 47