Anderson Jibas

RMI sees big and small graduations

RMI sees big and small graduations

HILARY HOSIA Following a speech that melted Marshallese hearts on Majuro and on social media, College of Marshall Islands Valedictorian Kelly Lorennij has been named keynote speaker for her alma mater Laura High School’s graduation Wednesday — where she previously spoke as the class valedictorian. LHS and Marshall Islands High School are the last two […]

DC showdown for KBE money

DC showdown for KBE money

US Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska followed through on her promise late last year to introduce legislation to mandate US Interior Department control over the Bikini Resettlement Trust Fund. A hearing on Senate Bill 2182 is set for next month in Washington, DC. Murkowski was angered by the Interior Department’s decision last November to give […]

KBE wants control of spending

KBE wants control of spending

The Kili-Bikini-Ejit (KBE) Local Council wants to end US government oversight of its Resettlement Trust Fund. KBE Mayor Anderson Jibas recently wrote to Isaac Edwards, the senior majority counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, informing him that “the time has come to end the Federal oversight of the Resettlement Trust Fund.” The […]

Bikinians prefer Bikini to resettle

Bikinians prefer Bikini to resettle

ISAAC MARTY Several hundred Bikinians on Kili and Ejit islands met with the Interior Department’s Insular Affairs Assistant Secretary Esther Kia’aina last week Wednesday and Thursday to discuss resettlement options outside the RMI as well as a nuclear clean up of Bikini. These concerns were brought up last year by the Kili/Bikini/Ejit (KBE) council, and […]