Benedict Yamamura

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 […]

‘Year for Coastal: 2018’

‘Year for Coastal: 2018’

GIFF JOHNSON Florence Edwards, MIMRA’s long-time Coastal Division Chief, is now the fisheries department’s Deputy Director, Coastal. She joins Sam Lanwi, Jr., who is Deputy Director, Oceanic, in the two deputy positions at Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority. Edwards’ elevation to the deputy director position fills a key post at MIMRA. MIMRA Director Glen Joseph […]

RMI hits ‘home run’

RMI hits ‘home run’

Hundreds of people from all walks of life — national and local elected leaders, teachers, students, non-government groups and off-island visitors — attended this week’s three-day, first-ever National Oceans Symposium that put big picture issues about fisheries, ocean conservation, sustainability and climate on the table for talk and action. MIMRA Director Glen Joseph said the […]

US: Time to Wake up

US: Time to Wake up

GIFF JOHNSON Although the United States claims Wake Island as its territory, the Marshall Islands has now put its competing claim on record at the United Nations, reaffirming that the RMI considers “Eneen Kio” home territory. The Marshall Islands has ties to Wake — which is known as Eneen Kio in Marshallese language — that […]