Carl Ingram

Neijon joins ambassador ranks

Neijon joins ambassador ranks

For the first time in its history, the Marshall Islands has two women ambassadors serving simultaneously. Last Friday, High Court Chief Justice Carl Ingram conducted the oath of office ceremony for Neijon Edwards, who is the new Marshall Islands Ambassador to the Republic of China/Taiwan. She joins long-serving RMI Ambassador to the UN Amatlain Kabua […]

Witten is on the job

Witten is on the job

Judge Witten Philippo is back at the High Court, following his Monday morning oath-taking at the direction of Chief Justice Carl Ingram. Witnessing the event were President Hilda Heine, Philippo’s wife Florine, other judges, members of the diplomatic corps, court staff and Philippo’s family and friends. Ingram took the opportunity of the swearing in ceremony […]

Senators grill RMI workers

Senators grill RMI workers

HILARY HOSIA The Marshall Islands Judiciary System and Marshall Islands Resort sit at the top of the audit pyramid for their exemplary unqualified audit reports a week into the Public Accounts Committee’s annual oversight hearings at the Nitijela Conference Room. Following testimony from judiciary staff members, PAC Chairman Senator Bruce Bilimon of Maloelap was effusive […]

Mike out, Jack in

Mike out, Jack in

President Hilda Heine removed Senator Mike Halferty from her Cabinet last Thursday. The removal of Halferty took the form of a memo from the President titled: “Revocation of appointment and vacation of office by Minister.” The brief memo signed by the President stated that by the power vested in her by the RMI Constitution, “I…do […]

Courts reach out to public

Courts reach out to public

Chief Justice Carl Ingram and the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative (PJSI) hosted a local Access to Justice Workshop in Majuro, Marshall Islands last week. The Workshop was well attended by fifty members of the community, prosecutors, defenders and members of the bar together with the judges and court staff from the High, District and Traditional […]

Forum targets government action

Forum targets government action

HILARY HOSIA The first Government Employee Forum took place Monday at the International Conference Center with President Hilda Heine, Public Service Commission Chairman Donald Capelle, Chief Secretary Benjamin Graham and Auditor General Junior Patrick speaking and engaging with employees in question and answer sessions. Deputy Chief Secretary Abacca Anjain-Maddison emceed the event, which featured the […]

Celebrating Japan emperor’s birthday

Celebrating Japan emperor’s birthday

Japan Emperor Akihito turns 84 this week. Every year, Japanese citizens and their political allies spread across 230 embassies and consulates globally observe the imperial birthday this month, while an official birthday will be hosted for the 123rd ruler in the imperial palace in Japan. Acting Foreign Minister and Minister in Assistance to the President […]

David newest Cabinet appointee

David newest Cabinet appointee

Kwajalein Senator David Paul became President Hilda Heine’s right hand man following his appointment Monday as Minister in Assistance to the President and Environment. Chief Justice Carl Ingram presided over the swearing-in ceremony at the Cabinet conference room at the ICC, which was witnessed by David’s wife Dr. Marie Paul, and younger brother Tony and […]

Joe Lomae joins RMI Bar

Joe Lomae joins RMI Bar

Nitijela Legislative Counsel Joe Lomae became the newest member of the RMI Bar following his swear-in ceremony presided over by Chief Justice Carl Ingram last month. The ceremony was witnessed by Lomae’s family, Nitijela Speaker Kenneth Kedi and Nitijela staff. “Now that you’ve sworn under oath, don’t ever leave us,” Kedi joked while congratulating Lomae. […]