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MAWC launches recycling operation

MAWC launches recycling operation

Majuro Atoll Waste Company officially launched its new recycling program Friday in support of the government’s container deposit legislation. President Hilda Heine led a delegation of VIPs to the ceremony that showed off MAWC’s recycling equipment located in a warehouse at the entry to the Batkan landfill. Heine did the honors of cutting the ribbon […]

AMI ramps up outer island flights

AMI ramps up outer island flights

The regularity of Air Marshall Islands flights to the outer islands has dramatically improved over the past two years. The improvements show in airline and airport statistics. In the second quarter of FY2018 (January-March), 1,819 domestic passenger arrivals were counted at Amata Kabua International Airport in Majuro. This is nearly 50 percent above the number […]

RMI: No problem to host ’22 Games

RMI: No problem to host ’22 Games

Nitijela’s first business day of the current session, August 7, saw members focus on the RMI’s proposed SOV digital currency, plan to host the Micronesian Games, and possible reduction in the 50 cent per pound copra price. Exchanges during the first question and answer session of the new session included: • Wotho Senator David Kabua […]

Three to Japan master’s program

Three to Japan master’s program

KELLY LORENNIJ Three young leaders have passed a rigorous four-level screening for the Pacific Leaders’ Educational Assistance for Development of State (Pacific-LEADs) program in Japan. Vladimir Gulfan, Peter Robert, and Benedict Yamamura are the latest students from the RMI to engage in the program and they will be leaving this month for their respective sites […]

Barker joins Nuclear Commission

Barker joins Nuclear Commission

The National Nuclear Commission again has three members, following the recent appointment of Dr. Holly Barker as a commissioner with the RMI agency. Barker was sworn in during a ceremony at the Cabinet office in Majuro last month. She has a long-association with the Marshall Islands that started when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer […]

Enjoying CMI’s new library

Enjoying CMI’s new library

KELLY LORENNIJ No more two-hour bus rides to the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) now that commuting students from Ajeltake to Laura have been gifted with a new library at CMI-Arrak campus. The Arrak campus is conveniently located for students living in the Ajeltake to Laura area. The Arrak campus held an opening ceremony […]

Friendly Nitijela hearing on KBE

Friendly Nitijela hearing on KBE

Despite expectation that the Kili-Bikini-Ejit session with the Nitijela Public Accounts Committee would offer some drama — fueled by repeated rescheduling from Public Accounts to allow KBE more time to go through its audit reports — the dialogue went smoothly compared to a majority of the PAC hearings. The hearing, in short, can be described […]

RMI wants zero carbon emissions

RMI wants zero carbon emissions

KELLY LORENNIJ The second National Climate Change Dialogue saw a good turnout from the government, private sector, and community. The two-day conference, held at the International Conference Center, opened with remarks from President Hilda Heine who reiterated the RMI’s role in global climate leadership and focused on three areas: adaptation, mitigation, and building resilience. “Going […]