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Laura Farm’s eco-friendly facility

Laura Farm’s eco-friendly facility

To assist the Marshall Islands to address food security and nutrition issues, livestock and horticulture projects of Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) aim to increase daily protein and fiber intake for Marshallese by providing a pair of piglets and quality seedlings to households for propagation. To ramp up operations at the Laura farm, TTM renovated the […]

A rocking’ ROC VIP visit

A rocking’ ROC VIP visit

HILARY HOSIA and ISAAC MARTY Not every day you see Foreign Minister John Silk “rock the night away” with microphone in hand performing for a large crowd — such was the scene last Thursday during the Presidential dinner at the Marshall Islands Resort’s pool area in honor of Republic of China, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Dr. […]

ROC backs energy loan fund

ROC backs energy loan fund

The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) will provide a $4 million loan for a new Home Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project for the Marshall Islands. The aim is to assist local residents replace the use of fossil fuels with renewable energy. The agreement was signed by TaiwanICDF Secretary General Ambassador Weber VB Shih […]

Japan students enjoy Majuro exchange

Japan students enjoy Majuro exchange

ISAAC MARTY Sixteen students from various elementary and high schools in Japan were among a delegation of 25 that visited Majuro recently for the annual Japan and Marshall Islands Student Exchange Program funded by the Japan Embassy. According to group leader Director Nobuhiro Yasuura, they were part of a larger group that came out of […]

Arkansas team meets leaders

Arkansas team meets leaders

HILARY HOSIA Here is more proof basketball is king in the Marshall Islands: when the Arkansas dream team paid a courtesy visit to the President’s Office last week, they were greeted by Acting President Mattlan Zackhras and Ministers Brenson Wase, Alfred Alfred, Jr, Thomas Heine and Kalani Kaneko — former basketball players in their younger […]

$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 […]

Heine’s Cabinet sworn in

Heine’s Cabinet sworn in

The new members of the President Hilda Heine’s Cabinet took the oath of office Monday during a swearing-in ceremony administered by District Court Presiding Judge Milton Zackios at the International Conference Center. The ceremony took place following President Heine’s submission of nominations to Speaker Kenneth Kedi for appointment as Ministers of the Cabinet, pursuant to […]

Nitijela Vote of No Confidence motion

Nitijela Vote of No Confidence motion

ISAAC MARTY The resumption of Nitijela’s 37th Constitutional Regular Session Monday was cut short due to the introduction of a Vote of No Confidence (VONC) motion presented by opposition senators. Ebon Senator John Silk introduced the motion. The VONC document was pre-filed last week Thursday, which prompted Speaker Kenneth Kedi to recall Nitijela to receive […]