Ben Graham

RMI grade goes up

RMI grade goes up

The financial health and accountability of the Marshall Islands showed its best results on record in FY2017, according to the annual Performeter report. The Performeter analysis uses financial indicators and ratios to assess the government’s financial performance and sustainability.

Heine engages with RMI officials

Heine engages with RMI officials

SUZANNE CHUTARO Despite facing a vote of no confidence next week, President Hilda Heine did not shy away from her duties Tuesday to address government heads of departments to refocus their attention on providing customer service — her signature call to action since she assumed office in 2016. “Of the five reasons for the motion […]

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 […]

RMI aims to fix spending issues

RMI aims to fix spending issues

RMI government leaders signed an agreement aimed at improving the flow of funding within government, particularly related to the Ministry of Health and Human Services. The Ministry of Health and Human Services met last month with the US Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Pacific […]

WUTMI told of health crisis

WUTMI told of health crisis

KELLY LORENNIJ “Early childhood education and development” presentations filled the early morning of WUTMI’s 18th annual conference Wednesday. Facilitated by Chief Secretary Ben Graham, the day’s program began with presentation of results of the Integrated Child Health Survey by Health Secretary Julia Alfred. The survey, which was conducted on Majuro, Ebeye, and outer islands from […]

Japan donates heavy equipment

Japan donates heavy equipment

Japan Ambassador Hideyuki Mitsuoka handed over the last batch of disaster risk reduction equipment to the RMI government Friday. Tony Muller, Minister of Works, Infrastructure and Utilities and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade was on hand to receive the donation. The handover ceremony was held at the Ministry of Works compound with many […]

Ben pushes Agenda 2020

Ben pushes Agenda 2020

GIFF JOHNSON New Chief Secretary Ben Graham is focused on ramping up performance and accountability in the RMI government to implement President Heine’s Agenda 2020 objectives. Graham took up the Chief Secretary role in mid-August. He is focused on “strengthening government performance” by developing systems and compliance structures. Key areas of action that Graham is […]